This Christmas, buy wine like you buy milk.

My friends group chat recently discussed where we can buy ethical and local gifts this year, and I LOVE that we’re thinking this way. Got me wondering though, is anyone applying this level of thinking to the wine they’re picking up for their family catch up, or the bottle they’re going to throw into their…

The Wino Diet

Can you cabernet without the kilos? I’m putting it to the test.

What the f*ck is orange wine?

No, it’s not a stupid question. If you’ve been in a hipster wine bar lately, you may have encountered the phenomenon that is orange wine. Let me guess, it went something like this: You walk into one of those tiny dark, dingy places. The bearded “sommelier” barely acknowledges your existence until you awkwardly wave and…

Taking on Sydney, Spinach and Situps.

After two years in Canada talking about how great wine is for a living,  Shiraz & Shenanigans is starting a new chapter. Don’t feel too bad for me, while it was a pretty sweet gig, I was definitely ready to re-join reality and give my liver a well-earned break. In my new job the goal…

What’s the difference between prosecco and champagne?

I had someone ask me why prosecco was going to cost them $14 while the cheapest champagne was $50. I get that – they’re both bubbly and can make you dance on a table within a few glasses so why pay extra for one? Here’s some of the reasons why:

Get to know 5 key types of white wine – girl squad style.

I started loving wine before I knew much about it; I was doing lots tastings at wineries, but didn’t really know what to expect from one type to another. 

If you’re like me when I started out, don’t sweat – I’ll get you up to speed. I’ve put together a girl squad to help you see the differences between 5 key white varietals; Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon blanc, Riesling, Pinot grigio, and Moscato.