One of the great things about being a blogger is getting to try things I would not normally get the chance to.
Such as these great wines from Wine Selectors
Now just between you and me wine is generally not my first choice of drink. My pallet tends to go for a cider or a spirit first. Though that could just be because they are something that can be shared with Mr Awesome who most certainly is not much of wine drinker. However after giving these little babies a go I am currently reviewing my wine drinking policy.
Without a word of a lie they were some of the best wines I have ever had the pleasure to drink.
Upon arrival of my delivery I carefully examined each label, you know just in case this non wine drinker had ever heard of any of the wine makers. I hadn't.
What I did notice though was that all the wines were Australian. Which being a few days out from Australia Day I thought was quite fitting. What I thought what was even more fitting was to share them with friends at our Australia Day bash.
Which was exactly what I did.
For those interested our Australia Day bash involved riding our bikes to a local park, setting up a heap of shade and a BBQ and then waving madly to all the utes in the ute run that passed by.
Best. Time. Ever.
I don't know what the attraction is, but I find there something incredibly awesome about standing by the side of the road and waving and yahooing at utes decorated with flags driving past. Every year the ute run is pretty much the highlight of my Australia Day. This year though I must say the wine did come pretty close to topping it.
Once the excitement of the cars had passed we settled down to the rather enjoyable task of kicking back watching the kidlets run around and play while we sampled some rather delectable white wine and pretended to be wine connoisseurs.
We smelt and sniffed and swirled.
We did not however do any spitting because that is just a little bit wasteful when you are not really a real wine taster. Which was probably more than evident because we were drinking out of rather dodgy plastic cups rather than hand painted wine glasses.
There was a third bottle. My favourite in fact (which naturally I don't have a photo for) it was a Tamburlaine Natural Selection Chardonnay. Turns out that not only are the wines all Australian they were organic as well. Which my buddies sampling with me, told me was why it tasted so darn good.
The red wines, are still patiently waiting to be trailed and tested. Which going by the whites I am pretty excited about. As much as I have said I am not a wine drinker if I have the choice between red and white I will generally opt for the red. Based on how much I enjoyed the white I can only begin to imagine how wonderful the reds will be.
Who wants to join me?
Joining in with Jess & the IBOT gang
and Ms Mystery for the One New Thing Challenge
and Ms Mystery for the One New Thing Challenge
You are a delight and I loved learning more about you xxxReplyDelete
thanks Rae! I am sure you won't know how much this comment made me smile. Thanks so much for your supportDelete
Oh my that ute parade looks awesome! and for the wine - well I've been a fan for a long time, talking tot he converted here xxReplyDelete
The ute parade is super awesome. Lol on the conversion lovelyDelete
Did the wine help with the yahooing? heheheReplyDelete
Let me know how you go with the reds :)
Why yes the wine may have helped a little with the yahooing. And as for the reds, sipping one now and it is rather devineDelete
I do enjoy a white when I fluke one that suits me and though red is lovely, more than a taste seems to set off my allergic face. Recently however I have discovered how much I like Prosecco bubbles, my tip ;). #teamIBOTReplyDelete
I might just have to look into your tip lovely. I know a few people who have terrible reactions to wines, both red and white. I wish I knew how to describe the tastes better so you could see if these might tempt your tastebuds, they were so lovelyDelete
Um, where is my invite????ReplyDelete
Yeah, uhm. I am pretty sure you know how bad I am feeling about that right now. I just assumed you had plans. Sorry.Delete
I've been a wine drinker for years, BUT just started trying preservative free, it's more exxy but better for me I think! Love the ute pics. And as for reds, don't feel you HAVE to have them at room temperature, they are still nice chilled xxReplyDelete
I am already onto the chilled red wine. Living in the tropics it is just natural to chill everythingDelete
I reckon if I was a drinker I'd be a cider girl too. I used to be a vodka girl, that didn't really work out for me ;) The ute run looks like awesome fun, hubby was in a truckies convoy to raise money for the kids' hospital a few months back and it was epic!ReplyDelete
Vodka, has never really been a good friend to me, I am a rum girl myself. Well I was, now really it is just an odd cider here and there. And you are so awesome for not being a drinker xxDelete
I don't think I've tried organic wine yet but I'd be keen to! I am not a red drinker though, strictly white for me, although lately wine hasn't been going down so well, and I've been sticking to my Bacardi.ReplyDelete
Mmmmm mojitos, that is all bacardi is good for if you ask me. The organic wines are most certainly a winnerDelete
I've tried to like wine, trying different kinds but all of them taste the same to me. Someone tells me that a wine is sweet and I can barely stomach it. I think I'm destined to be a spirit drinker forever, much to my wallet's dismay lol!ReplyDelete
Oh you should give these a go. I have never been much of a wine drinker but these were unlike anything I have tasted before and I was super surprised at how affordable they wereDelete
Just to say. .. These 3 whites were delectableand I will be Ken to hear about the Reds Rhianna. . That being my color of choice in the wine stakes. ... pics and notes please?ReplyDelete
Well it just so happens I may have sampled the red tonight and discovered that they are well and truly on par with their white counterparts.Delete
Thanks so much for joining me for my one new thing a week challenge! My dodgy pancreas doesn't allow me to drink wine so I find it hard selecting a good one to gift or take with us when we head to a friends for dinner. This is just perfect.ReplyDelete