What we’re drinking tonight – Eden Road 2012 Cab Sav

Elouise CalabriaCanberra Wine Tours, Sauvignon, Wine

Following on from a nice cleansing ale up at my local boozer, I toddled home – pushing my little 6 month old daughter.  Tonight I`m going to open a bottle of Eden Road 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (Gundagai).  I`ve visited this winery a few times now and I have enjoyed the visit each time. It’s well located for a Canberra wine … Read More

Elouise CalabriaWhat we’re drinking tonight – Eden Road 2012 Cab Sav

What we’re drinking tonight – Yarra Valley Chardonnay

Elouise CalabriaCanberra Wine Tours, Chardonnay, Wine

While our focus is on Canberra wine tours, we don’t want to limit ourselves to just drinking Canberra wine (as good as it is!) and tonight’s wine is from the southern part of the Yarra Valley in Victoria which is the higher bit of the valley. Hoddles Creek have been operating since the late 90s.  The farm has been in … Read More

Elouise CalabriaWhat we’re drinking tonight – Yarra Valley Chardonnay

What we’re drinking – an out of towner

Elouise CalabriaCanberra Wine Tours, Sauvignon, Wine

Tonight we’ve decided to drink an ‘out of towner’. Hanwood Estate 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon from McWilliam’s. My wife Elouise used to live just down the road from McWilliams and my father-in-law still does. Having grown grapes on his farm for 40 or so years, I’d say he’s probably sold grapes to these guys as well. These two (Elle & Pat) … Read More

Elouise CalabriaWhat we’re drinking – an out of towner

What we’re drinking tonight

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Well, this sure as hell beats writing an essay I reckon.  Tonight, Elle and I are tucking into some Granitevale Estate goodness in the form of Greg Birch`s 2009 Shiraz.  I opened the bottle an hour or so ago but to be honest, it could do with a decanter just to let some oxygen work its magic.  Anyway, time is … Read More

Elouise CalabriaWhat we’re drinking tonight

What we’re drinking tonight

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We opened a bottle of McKellar Ridge 09 Merlot Cabernet Franc.  Merlot seemed to cop a backlash following the movie `Sideways` where the central character used to make jokes about this grape variety.  Great flic which I`ve watched over and over but never did get the joke made about merlot.  Anyhoo, Cab Franc finds its origins in Bordeaux which is … Read More

Elouise CalabriaWhat we’re drinking tonight

Canberra wine tour – The idea…

Elouise CalabriaCanberra Wine Tours, Wine

Like many good ideas, our plan to start Vines & Wines came about over a glass of wine –in fact, many glasses of wine. At the risk of sounding like complete show offs, we were cycling through vineyards on a wine tour just outside of Vienna, ironically led by an Australian guy from Bankstown, when we thought – hey, we … Read More

Elouise CalabriaCanberra wine tour – The idea…