What we’re drinking tonight

Elouise CalabriaUncategorized

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

Elouise CalabriaUncategorized

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…