Yay!! This is the second instalment of my monthly top wine finds. I can’t believe how quickly July passed by. It seems like the older I get, the quicker time goes by. It really makes you realise that you need to appreciate all those good things in life every single day.. And wine is one of them!
So July’s wines symbolise celebrating those special little moments. At the moment my lovely Mr. Spittoon has to work away a lot for business, so when we do get the chance to share a wine whether that be at home together or over the phone, I savour every precious moment we have together.. And enjoy every single delectable drop of the wine in my glass!
So without further babbling (thank you wine glass in my hand!) let me announce my top wine finds for July 2014…
*Please remember all opinions are my own, we all like different flavours and styles – which is a good thing!*
1. Entopia Sparkling Rosé
I bought this bottle of bubbles for $25 from the cellar door in the Swan Valley.
This was an absolute gem of a find! It’s from a tiny little winery in Baskerville in the Swan Valley and I have to thank Top Gun Tours for introducing me to it! I have to admit I fell in love with the cellar door, it’s just so pretty and run by a lovely older couple who just remind me of my grandparents.
This bubbles was just so pretty, it really danced across the palate. Uncomplicated and pleasant – what we all want from life right?
To pick up a bottle for yourself, check out the Entopia Wines website.
2. Talijancich Julian James Red Liqueur
I was lucky enough to enjoy a glass of this with Mr. Spittoon and a cheeseboard at the cellar door in the Swan Valley. I keep saying I’m not really into fortifieds but I find myself enjoying more and more of them.
This liqueur and the cheeseboard made for the perfect Sunday afternoon. The sun was shining, yet the winter chill was there and this beautiful fortified wine hit the spot.
Find out where you can buy it on the Talijancich website.
3. Xabregas ‘Mad Men of Riesling Kabinett’
I may have not liked the bottle price at Print Hall for this Riesling, however I expect the retail price would be cheaper, hopefully!
A lovely, balanced, gorgeously elegant wine. I really got my Audrey Hepburn on while drinking this baby and I am definitely keen to hunt out some more of this Mount Barker, WA wine.
4. Sittella NV Sparkling Chenin Blanc
I’ll never get sick of this wine. Mr. Spittoon and I celebrated our anniversary at Sittella in the Swan Valley the first year we were in Perth and this was one of the first bubbles from the Swan Valley we had and we both were swooning.
It’s now our official go to affordable bubbles which matches with so many different foods and occasions. When buying for a group of people, when I don’t know what they drink, this is what I pick!
I usually pick it up from Chateau Guildford for $20 as it’s close to me, however when I’m out and about in the Valley, I get it from the cellar door. Check out the Sittella website for more details.
5. Blanc de Bleu Sparkling Wine
I have to admit this made it to the list partly because of the novelty! I mean, its blue wine!!! But what really surprised me was that it tasted pretty decent too. An added bonus for this bubbles from California in the USA.
You can read all about this wonderful blue sparkling wine in my post Come quickly, I’m drinking Smurf Wine – The world’s first blue sparkling wine!
6. Swooping Magpie ‘Le Commonage’ 2011 Semillon
This was one of my finds from the City Wine Festival in Perth in June. I loved meeting Neil Tuffield on the Swoopimg Magpie stand. Down to earth and selling his Margaret River wines for under or just over the $20 mark. This Semillon was a mere $12 a bottle. If I wasn’t taking public transport that night I would have bought a case.
7. Choya Umeshu Plum Fruit Wine
I had a glass of this on a work lunch at Sushia in Brookfield Place. Again the price didn’t win over any hearts but the taste sure did!
You can by this sweet and sour plum wine from Dan Murphy’s, check out my post here for more details.