Posts Tagged ‘summertime sipper’

From the founder of Rosemount….

Posted by Debbie

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Robert Oatley is a true pioneer in the Australian wine industry. He helped put Shiraz on the map when he owned Rosemount Estate – considered the most recognized family run winery in Australia.  Ranked #25 by Forbes Magazine as one of Australia’s billionaires, everything that Robert touches turns into gold!  He is now involved in luxury & hospitality & a winery that bears his own name, this great man still finds time for his other passion – sailing.

Robert Oatley Rosé of Sangiovese 2011

New South Wales, Australia
VINTAGES 278275, 12.8% Alcohol

Savvy Sommelier Tasting Notes: From Australia’s first plantings of the Italian Sangiovese grapes (used for Chianti wines), this dry wine is delicate with well balanced aromas & tastes of red fruit, herbs (tarragon or mint?), peach & raw sugar (do find this?).

Suggested Food Pairing: Frankly…nothing! Chill & enjoy on its own….then sit outside on the deck & unwind.


Little known Aussie facts…

Australia’s first vineyards were planted in 1788 in a small area near the Sydney Harbour Bridge?

There are now 64 designated wine regions in Australia

Australia is the 4th largest exporter of wine in the world

Canada ranks as Australia’s 3rd largest market (behind US & UK).


Want to go to Australia?

Come with me on Taste Your Way Around Australia trip that I will be co-hosting in March 2013 organized by Aussie Travel.  It’ll be a 23 day extravaganza of delicious Australian cuisine, winery tours, dinners with chefs, boutique hotels & unique cultural excursions.

Warning: you may not come back!


TO DO: Relax in a Muskoka chair & enjoy this wine

Posted by Eva

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Curtis Fielding was a professional NASCAR driver, yet when his father began building the winery bearing the family name – Fielding Estate Winery, Curtis was intrigued by the new business. He tells us that he never looks back as he is having too much fun making wine!  Perched high up on the Niagara Escarpment, The Lodge as it is known is a must visit – it is a relaxed setting with an outstanding view of their vineyards & Lake Ontario.

Never heard of Pinot Gris?  Chances are you have as it is the same grape variety used to make the popular Italian Pinot Grigio wine.

Cheers & Enjoy!


Fielding Estates Pinot Gris VQA 2011


This wine is a gold medal winner at the 2011 All Canadian Wine Awards & bronze medal winner at the 2011 Intervin International Wine Awards.  Now that is impressive!

Savvy Sommelier Tasting Notes: Crystal clear in colour with aromas of stone fruit (think peach, nectarine, pear), continues into the taste with a ‘zippy’ lime finish that continues long after your first sip.

Suggested Food Pairing: Sip on its own, serve with spicy food or with steamed mussels, BBQed chicken, pork chops or salmon or even shrimp.




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