My name is Rhiannon. I was raised in Wine Country, Hunter Valley. My grandparents came from South Australia to establish and manage vineyards.
In my world, Wine is not something that we imbibe of an evening in posh glasses with fancy company. Wine is something that is in my heritage, in my blood (intravenously some nights). Wine means more to me than a relaxing vice or an accompaniment to food, family and friends. Wine has long been my passion, my life and formerly, my work.
I sold, managed and marketed wine products for 6 years. Now that I have a”real job” (!) I sometimes miss the interactions with the industry and this is my means of staying connected.
So what do I like to drink? -I often say – I’ll drink anything as long as it is good. But I now know that’s a lie. Since I left the industry I find myself delving into unknown territory more and more. My vice is Chardonnay or anything with the body and complexity of such. I love fun food wines and those which challenge the known barriers of gastronomy. I seek interesting varietals – some which I now can’t live without – Viognier and Durif. Others of which I’ve never heard of – after all we are all constantly learning. I love big reds, wines with true varietal character and those diverse styles which winemakers couldn’t guess in a Wine Options Game. I seek high quality prestige to show off. And I seek to live as the real people do – seeking the most affordable or best value from the local bottle shop.
If I don’t like it I won’t write about it. I don’t rate or score because I want wine to be approachable and friendly.This blog is an outlet for my passion.Wine is meant to be fun, exciting to the senses and easy to enjoy - and this is what I want to share. Knowledge is power, so watch and learn and join me for a glass or two. I want to help you buy, sell, talk about more Australian Wine.
Wine, my lifelong lover. Nonchalant, trustworthy, reliable. Cheekily dragged me to bed, and sometimes breakfast too. Joins me at milestone events, and ruined some. Catalyst to fun, laughter, song, love, and tears. It matches with great food, sometimes its in the food and if its been a long day I skip the food.
Welcome to my world of wine.
Antioxidants, sulphides, histamines, tannins, acids, oak, how many serves of fruit? Robust, full-bodied, elitist, soft, mellow, simple, complex, fruity, rich.
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