OMG, I am so excited to announce that we are launching a virtual wine club! This club will premiere via YouTube and the Facebook group and will focus on wines and other forms of alcohol that you can enjoy in Perimenopause and Menopause which will not see you covered in sweat! Most of us experience hot flushes and one nasty side effect is that coffee and wine can bring on hot flushes- think turning beetroot red and profusely sweating!
Back in 2000, I quit the dotcom and management consulting career path and returned home from London to pursue a different path. This path took me to the world of wine, and after taking an introductory wine course or two with Peter Scuddamore Smith MW, I headed to the Hunter Valley to work for Pepper Tree Wines and Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard.
I started studying Wine Business at Adelaide University and my world exploded. The next few years saw me work for Cassegrain Wines in Port Macquarie as well as Hungerford Hill Wines, Mcwilliams Wines and Cassella Wines.
I’m excited to be sharing my knowledge and passion for wines with you, and showcasing some of the best wines, with your enjoyment in mind.
My wine partner of choice:
My wine partner of choice in Australia is Wine Selectors. Why? The owners of Wine Selectors are my personal friends Greg and Debbie. I met Debbie when I first started working at Pepper Tree Wines. Debbie was the Events Manager, and she “adopted me” and became my “Hunter Valley mum. A couple of years ago I worked for Wine Selectors at the Brisbane Airport.
I was crap at it because, you know, educational geek- I like to explain and educate – so I love the cellar door environment and then the online blogging environment- so this new option allows me to share my knowledge and you can buy wine that I know and trust.
When I stayed at Greg and Debbie’s house a couple of years ago, I received a tour of the Wine Selectors operations and got to sit in on one of the official blind tasting panel sessions, held by the selection panel. I was impressed! The selectors are highly respected winemakers and people of industry who know their stuff. We tasted the wines blind (it means they are covered so you can not tell the producer, variety or vintage) and then had to give the wines a rating. Once we had rated the wines, we then had to go around the table and explain our thoughts on each wine and then justify our rating. Each wine selected to appear in the Wine Selectors inventory must pass this blind tasting!
Visit the “not flushed” club pages and see what all the fuss is about.