We really didn't do anything this weekend. We had big plans to go to Panorama, but decided at the last minute to stay home. I've been battling a cold for the last week and realised that we don't have a free weekend until the middle of July. I was happy to get caught up on laundry, get some baking done and drink some new, delicious wine. Wine helps get rid of colds right? Something about the alcohol killing the germs?
Goats In Villages- 70% Shiraz 30% Pinotage
From Wine Ink
Intense purple red colour. Dark fruit aromas dominate the nose, with hints of oak spice. Smoky notes show on the palate accompanied by dark berry flavours. The wine has a rich mouthfeel with firm tannins and ripe fruit on the finish.
First Drop Half & Half- Barossa Shiraz Monastrell
From Vine Arts
A complex nose of cherry, violet, earth and spice aromas and hints of chocolate. A wide, textured palate of grainy tannins support cherry, earthy, savoury flavours and an explosion of spice - sumac, clove, Asian 5 spice, Szechuan pepper.
During our trip to Portland, we picked up this wine finer from the very cool store Canoe.
It's one of the best purchases we've made and we use it all the time. It aerates the wine as you pour and the stopper saves anything you don't drink (a concept I'm not really familiar with).
I hope you had a great weekend. Cheers!