Friday, 2 November 2007

Bon voyage avec bon vin!

Dusty wine at barbecue, present and correct.

The pouring begins....

Tasty, tasty wine....

And I'm being laughed at for some strange reason. Again. But the wine is very tasty.

Looks like we drunk this one just in the nick of time!

Actually I just thought the cork looked kinda cool.

Yes I do need that holiday :-)

Thursday, 4 October 2007

number nine, number nine

Yes, yes, It's been a while between drinking the wine and updating the blog...and some more wine has been drunk in that time, so my memory is a little hazy...

The occasion was Snerg's birthday and Stui (warcrack boy) being in town.

The location was my house.

The wine was the Blair House Fowler Limestone Coast Shiraz (2000 I believe) and it was really really really good.

The food was - well I can't actually remember what I cooked but I'm sure it was yummy

The dessert was toxic purple pudding with a birthday candle for Snerg

The conversation was lovely and interesting and funny and strange

Mz Speedy even bought a truly dusty bottle of wine....

Tuesday, 26 June 2007

This is what eight was for

The safe arrival.The utter joy.
The bitter disappointment.
The sheer desperation.

Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Mystery Sceppo Guest Post

(Hey; I didn't say it was a _tough_ mystery...)

So I've always known I was a bit of a half-arsed wine geek. I can never remember the names, and while I appreciate a well-aged bottle I also still happily swill sangria. But still, I thought I was doing pretty good with how long I let some of those bottles in our Aussie collection age.

For Father's day, Dad cracked this out of his collection:

Yes, the number up the top of that bottle is 1976. I was six when these grapes were squished. Not only can't I imagine having the patience to wait that long to drink a bottle, I can't imagine having the nerve: Pinots apparently rarely last that long. (It was very tasty, but that paled in comparison to the aroma; this is one of the most delicious things I have ever smelt. Yum!) So I thought Dad deserved a guest blog for impressive restraint. Even Coz liked it:
...and you know how hard SHE is to please with wine...

Saturday, 9 June 2007

eight, eight, i forget what eight was for


I had a hankering to make lamby shanks and lured over Megzz & Snerg with the sirens call of food and wine.
Wine was poured (there is in fact a video of this but I can't figure out the wonders of YouTube)

Food was eaten (was very yummy. lamb fell off the bone so less of an individual shank effect, more of a delicious goo)
Wine was enjoyed (It was really really good. I'm not a big merlot fan but thought it was delicious. I think Snerg wanted to marry it)
Snerg was given a doggie bag. (He was the driver. The toxic looking purple stuff is leftover dessert. White Wings Self-Saucing Pudding. So wrong and yet soo good)

Tuesday, 29 May 2007

wine the seventh

Limestone Coast

So, I went to Melbourne for a weekend and felt it was only appropriate that a dusty wine come along for the journey.
After all, I was staying that night with some of the delightful warcrack boys and girls and coz'n'ob are resposnsible for_that_ addiction.

So, I handed over the wine, warned that it had to be drunk tonight and that i had to take at least one photo of it for posterity.
Did you know people look at you funny when you try to explain about bottles of wine that have a blog?

Anyhoo, we drank it, it was nummy, we thought of you and then we went out to dinner. They still think I'm crazy.

Thursday, 10 May 2007

six, six, let me tell you about six!

Pepper Tree Wines
Reserve 2002 Chardonnay

I have been fabulously bad at remembering to take photos lately so there are none of everyone enjoying the wine.

So, the details were;

people came 'round (meg, snerg, lou, chen)

food was eaten (really really yummy lamb shanks in guinness)

conversation was had (wine making, grafting of vines, where the Chens will live next, knitting, food, robberies. you know, the normal stuff)

game was played (Carcassone until Lou threw her wine over the table in a fit of pique at something....ok, probably not, but she did knock her glass ver thus causing and end to the game)

Oh and the most important was drunk! It was delicious...perfect time for it to be drunk...decided it was at it's peak and you wouldn't want to wait too much longer.

This was much later in the night.....he's not MY husband, he's somebody else's

Monday, 23 April 2007

not at all a dusty wine

Yes, this blog is all about the nice wine CoznOb lreft us, but we felt this one deserved a special mention.

The lovely Snerg and even lovelier DestructoMeg came around to dinner one night and amongst the many bottles of wine they provided, there was this one.

I was loathe to ask where he got it from, but it amused the lot of us.

And it didn't taste toooo bad.

Tuesday, 27 February 2007

number five is alive

West Cape Howe

I thought you might like to be there for dinner on my birthday. :)

It was more of an excuse to use up the kitty money collected from a year or two of dinner at fight club (dinner is always $10- and change goes into the kitty)
So, we went to Perama in Leichhardt
It's this fabulous greek restuarant that I'd been to before with Nw and his parents. Unfortunately I had a raging throat infectiona t the time so I chose the moussaka purely on the lack of chewing required. I couldn't tatse a thing. Everyone else raved about it though so I suspected it was good.
Last night, it rocked.
The waitstaff were lovely. Particularly one lass who got more excited over my birthday than I think I did.
Food was soooo good. Even Spyder and her lent-following-self was very satisfied

This wine was perfect as a follw on from the sparkling wine I also bought fom one of the southern highland wineries we went to last weekend.

The dish you can see in the background is the pork belly baklava we demolished as part of an entree.
It really was as good as it sounds!

Friday, 23 February 2007

wine the fourth (a guest appearance)


Mouse & Tops came to dinner and bought a botrytis.

Daen decided it was too sweet for him and it was too sharp for Mouse. Hmm methinks they're crazy.

I'm such a huge fan of Tamburlaine wines. I haven't met a bad one yet and this was one of the better ones.

For mains we had a pork, fennel and borlotti bean casserole with some couscous, roast carrots and greens.
Dessert was a layered dish consisting of berry sorbet, chocolate goo and vanilla bean yoghurt (from the king island dairy people) with a cinnamon twist biscuit.

I should write menus for a living don't you think?

A lot of politics was discussed (no sex or religion unfortunately).
Krin had a nap on the cathair coated couch and wondered why her head exploded soon after. doctor, doctor..
I had a Nw nap and everyone was home by 11:30.

A very pleasant evening.

Saturday, 10 February 2007


"I am NOT drinking any fucking Merlot!"

Pepper Tree

Was consumed with - Lots of meat and I do mean LOTS of meat.

Was consumed by - Nw, DV, Megzz, Snerg, Lou, Krin and Grant (Avelines Melbourne friend)


Sunday, 4 February 2007

the second one

Pinot Noir

Dinner last Friday with Meaghan & Jamie.

Served Calamari Salad
Drank some white first then this.
Discussed children and all their sleep depriving ways.

Jamie declared this to be the most merlot like pinot he's had.
Still yummy though

Saturday, 3 February 2007

bottle the first

Pepper Tree
Reserve Shiraz

Drunk at Australia Day
posted about it at ForBattle

It was delicious
We toasted you