You may have noticed that I like a good drop of wine every now and again (ok probably more than that but who's counting?!) I don't profess to know everything about wine, but I know what I like. And sometimes it's great to have suggestions made to you about wines that you may have never thought of trying, or even knew about.
My husband, Joe, is a wine buff and knows all the technical terminology, so every now and again you might see him guest posting here at Uber Cellar Door.
We are both passionate about boutique Australian vineyards. Wines that you just don't find in bottleshops as they don't have the funds, nor quantity, to sell to the big boys. Yes, you have to PAY to sell your wines in some of the larger chain bottleshops.
These wines are equal in quality and more often than not better than some of the bigger vineyards. Small vineyards don't use presevatives and additives which means little or no headaches the next morning, that's your bonus right there!
Recently we went to the Gold Coast Food and Wine Show, and sampled some amazing wines, and I may or may not have come home with a bottle or 2 or 3!
One of my favourites which I fell in love with last year is the Goddess Sparkling Pink Moscato. And blow me down with a feather the gorgeous lady remembered me from last year! Now that's customer service.
Goddess comes from Cherry Tree Hill, a cool climate vineyard located in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, run by the Lorentz family for over 30 years.
"The Goddess Sparkling Pink Moscato is a fun summer wine. It is a universal lifestyle beverage ideal for the family barbeque, great at party events, or comfortable at brunch events. This nouveau style wine is created from premium Australian Merlot and Muscat of Alexandria grapes. The finished wine is carbonated via the traditional French Charmat process. It has a lifted intense strawberry and cherry nose and a refreshing bubbly palate. Enjoy as an aperitif on ice or on its own on a summer afternoon."
Basically what they are saying is that it's very versatile and light which you can drink either on it's own or with a meal. For those that love a sweet little wine with a some bubbles then this is for you. I've had it over ice as well, on really hot days, and it's quite refreshing.
I find it a great alternative to champagne or sparkling wine, and Moscato is actually my girlfriends and mine choice of drink at the moment!
Make sure you check them out as they have other wonderful award winning wines.
So what's your favourite wine at the moment?