I hate to break a few hearts out there, but wine does have a shelf life once opened. Oxygen is the enemy of wine and once that precious bottle is opened, air is going to seep into it at every opportunity and attack the living day lights out of that lovely wine. Even if you screw that lid or cork back on super tightly, it’s been exposed!
The wine will literally die, the aromas will fade, the flavours will go flat and it may go pretty sour and acidic, a lot like vinegar.
Recently my office (yes I do have a day job, I don’t just drink all day as I explain in my post here) decided after such a good year that we needed an End of Year Financial Celebration and the boss agreed! Afterwards came a lot of hooting and hollering as you can image, well as much as you can get out of an office of 8 people. Continue reading
On July 8, 2007 Matthew Attwood established an elite Swan Valley Tour company for the wine lovers of Perth. Its purpose was to teach the lost art of wine tasting combat and to insure that the handful of drinkers who graduated from the tour were the best wine tourists in the world. He has succeeded. Today, Perth calls it another Swan Valley Tour. The passengers call it: TOP GUN.
Recently one of my 2014 Wine Tasting Notes caused so much commotion across my social media channels that I thought I had better get my wine drinking butt into gear and do up a proper blog post for it so that all you lovely people can learn about and drink Smurf Wine too!!
Recently I was invited by the team at the Joondalup Resort to attend a degustation at their in-house restaurant – Bistro 38. The $75 ticket included 7 courses which included produce from Yarra Valley Dairy with wine to match each course by Sticks Winery, also from Victoria’s Yarra Valley. My ticket was free however we paid for Mr. Spittoon and he said that even with a mans appetite it was well worth the $75!