Drew has just returned home to Sweden, via New York, after a couple of weeks back here in Sydney, so he’s been lucky to enjoy wine in his usual adventurous style. My recent wine tasting (umm, drinking) has all been home here in Sydney, and by home I mean home. Home is a great place to be… I’m jealous of Drew!
Here’s our recent top 12 wine experiences. We embed from our Instagram feed because that’s our primary media for imagery of our wine fun. We hope you get something out of it. There’s some great wines in here!
Please let us know what wine you’ve been drinking. We love to hear about other people’s joy with wine!
Loving kicking back this afternoon with this fun packed #chardonnay by Willow Creek out of the #MorningtonPeninsula along with lots of simple but #delicious goodies! Everything is just right. #postbyconrad #wine #vino #vinho #vin #winelover #wineoclock #winetime #winetasting #instawine #whitewine #winewankers
Even though Portugal's Douro Valley has been making Port since 1675, it only started serious table wine making in 1999. Up until then, still wine was an afterthought of questionable quality. Not these days, wines such as @quintadocrasto have ramped up the quality levels using the best French oak and lowering yields in the field. If you love rich, vibrant reds with oodles of personality, check these babies out. Post by Drew #WineWankers #douroboys #dourovalley #wine #winelover
This fortified Durif from @calabriafamilywines paired with a chocolate pudding seriously stole the show on my flight to Los Angeles. Few wines can stack up against chocolate, but this inky rich, fruit bomb was in its element. Next stop New York! Post by Drew. #winewankers #wwnewyorktrip #wine #calabriafamilywines @virginaustralia
The #ArrogantFrog syrah #rosé is impressive considering it's only around $10 a bottle. It's just so morish being dry and savory but with lovely #fruit characters that come for the ride. Happiness in a bottle was the general consensus from everyone who got to try it at the recent lunch put on by the #Languedoc #French producer of the #wine – Domaines Paul Mas. #postbyconrad #winewankers
This was such a good tawny! The Hip Sip by St Leonards Vineyard (All Saints Estate) out of #Rutherglen in northern #Victoria. It's not a heavy dark #fruit bomb but a much lighter fresher style with lots of morish black forrest cake flavor. Way too easy to drink! #postbyconrad #wine #vino #winewankers
Such a fantastic food and wine match; Duck pancakes with the newly released @shawandsmith Balhannah single Vineyard Shiraz. This wine is unique because the vines are close planted, which leads to lower yields. Such intense aromatic fruit and fine tannins. Post by Drew #winewankers #mrwongsydney @merivale
How good is this spread! I'm celebrating my dad's 83rd birthday with sensational food at @brownsugarbondi and wines by @sbwines1984 and @wirrawirrawines. The red is a McLaren Vsle reserve Eliza Shiraz from the perfect 2012 vintage (so concentrated in flavour) and a wild ferment Adelaide Hills Chardonnay (lemony delicious). Post by Drew. #winewankers #mclarenvale #wirrawirra #shottesbrooke #winelover #wine
@cloudybay has finally released a Central Otago Pinot, and yes, it is that good! Te Wahi is its name, which stands for 'the place', and as any Pinotphile will tell you, New Zealand's Central Otago is the only real contender to France's Bourgogne. Post by Drew #winewankers #cloudybay #centralotago #winelover