Art of War & Bisous Bisous – Vinomofo Wines

Art of War & Bisous Bisous – Vinomofo Wines

This is my second article on Vinomofo wines. I have to say I just love the "mofo's" taste in wine! This is very important when you're asking someone to select a wine for you. Just a bit of background information, Vinomofo is an online wine retailer. The guys operate a website which sources Continue reading

40th Vintage Release Wolf Blass Black Label

40th Vintage Release Wolf Blass Black Label

Congratulations to Wolf Blass wines on the 40th consecutive release of its premium Wolf Blass Black Label Vintage wine. Wolf Blass was established in the Barossa Valley in 1966.  It was grown from a humble vineyard to one of the world’s most successful and awarded wine brands. Since the 1973 Continue reading

Vinomofo – A Community of Wine Mofo’s

Vinomofo – A Community of Wine Mofo’s

Have you heard of Vinomofo? The name makes me giggle a little, I could actually call myself a bit of a Vino Mofo and I don't think I'd get too many objections from those that know me. But no, Vinomofo isn't my nickname. Vinomofo is the name of name of the most epic wine site on the Continue reading

Wine Tasting – Huntington Estate Mudgee

Wine Tasting – Huntington Estate Mudgee

Mudgee has made a name for itself as one of Australia's premier wine regions. Each year the James Hallidays Wine Companion confirms the regions status by awarding select producers with a swag of the most prestigious accolades. In 2014, a number of Mudgee vineyards produced wines worthy of the Continue reading

Try Châteauneuf du Pape: Guide to Food Pairing

Try Châteauneuf du Pape: Guide to Food Pairing

Learning about different varieties of wines and their food pairings is a love of mine. Looking at the regions gives a greater insight into the complexities of the wine and the environment that produces the flavours of the area. Châteauneuf du Pape is widely recognized as the most influential Continue reading

Wine and Food Pairing

Wine and Food Pairing

Wine And Food Pairing Guide Gourmet Getaways readers would know that I enjoy a nice drop of wine. I particularly like to match my wine appropriately with the meal, the event and the season. Matching appropriate wines with certain foods elevates both the taste and the experience.  Wine is Continue reading

2011 Cassegrain Shiraz – Top Drop

2011 Cassegrain Shiraz – Top Drop

2011 Cassegrain Shiraz The cooling weather calls for a rich, warming wine with more body and flavour. Cassegrain’s 2011 Shiraz has an alluring deep plum colour with the aroma of ripe berries. The lush fruit flavours give the wine body whilst the velvety mouth feel provides the depth and length I Continue reading

Queenstowns Best Vineyards -Pinot Noir

Queenstowns Best Vineyards -Pinot Noir

What are Queenstowns Best Vineyards for Pinot Noir? On a recent trip to New Zealand I pondered that very question. We  visited many vineyards throughout the area enjoying the local Pinot. Hannah Cook is a contributing writer with Gourmet Getaways and between the two of us we have compiled our Continue reading

Top Drop – Cassegain Chardonnay

Top Drop – Cassegain Chardonnay

  Cassegrain Chardonnay 2012 This chardonnay is from Cassegrain’s premium wine range with good reason, it’s a wine you will keep coming back to over the summer months. From the first hint of peach and tropical fruits on the nose, the wine excites the palate. On tasting, Continue reading

Top Drop – Cassegrain Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Top Drop – Cassegrain Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Cassegrain "Stone Circle" Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2012 Enjoy the young, fresh flavours of this crisp, dry white wine. With a vibrant lemon colour and the aroma of passion fruit and green apple this wine ignites the senses. On the palate you will notice flavours of kiwi fruit and fresh Continue reading

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