27 June 2018

Wine Selectors: Buying Australian Wine Online (19 April 2018)


Direct from the cellar door

“Australia’s most interesting wines are found at the cellar door, so that’s exactly where our Tasting Panel goes to give you direct access to wines from over 400 wineries, including regional icons and fresh new talent.”

If you like a good drop but you're not quite sure what to buy then getting the wine experts to choose for you based on your preferences sounds like a good idea to me. There's also the added benefit of discovering new Aussie wines that could become your new favourites. Thanks to Wine Selectors for kindly gifting me a dozen wines based on my preference, and more importantly, the wife's preferences #happywifehappylife. Since the delivery we've been slowly getting through the wines and so far we've been very impressed with the selection. I also like how Wine Selectors have a 100% money back guarantee if you don't like any of the wines, for any reason. That's pretty cool and reassuring.

What's in the box:
1. Coombe Farm Blanc de Blancs NV
2. Alkoomi Riesling 2017 (black label)
3. Plantagenet Three Lions Sauvignon Blanc 2017
4. Lost Buoy Gulf View Sauvignon Blanc 2017
5. Mandala Chardonnay 2015
6. Andrew Thomas Synergy Semillon 2017
7. Red Claw Pinot Gris 2016
8. Tomich Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
9. Tightrope Walker Pinot Noir 2016
10. Leconfield Merlot 2016
11. Rosabrook Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
12. d'Arenberg 375ml The Noble Botryotinia Fuckeliana Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Customised wine plans: 

Aslan Coffee Roasters, The Rocks, Sydney (26 June 2018)

25 Nurses Walk, The Rocks NSW 2000

Aslan expands to The Rocks

Great to discover Aslan Coffee Roasters have now opened their second cafe. Cappuccino ($2 Hey You special, normally $3.50) uses their full bodied St Peters Blend that's roasted medium dark. Great hit of flavour. Loving the look of the place that looks dedicated to the coffee fix. Interesting eats menu as well. Hoping my next visit will include Aunty Mei's Pork Satay grilled over charcoal served on roti paratha with slaw, sweet spiced gherkin and sriracha mayo. Sounds delicious.

Aslan Coffee Roasters Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

25 June 2018

Since I Left You, CBD Sydney (25 June 2018)

338 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000

Small bar lunch eats

I've been enjoying the inspiration of Hey You lunch specials of late and this small bar seems to have some interesting and tasty options at a reasonable price. SILY Smoked Reuben - Smoked Wagyu, Sauerkraut, Russian Dressing and Le Superbe Swiss Gruyère Cheese. Served with a side of Cornichons ($9.75 with 25% Hey You special, normally $13) was good. Cut up into smaller finger sizes can make it a little more awkward to eat but I guess handy if sharing as a bar snack. There's noticeable smokiness in the wagyu and the swiss gruyere cheese is a winner. 

On another occassion tried the poke bowl. Protein: Salmon, Base: Shredded Kale & Cabbage, Flavour: Miso Ginger - Bean Sprouts, Edamame, Shallots, Spring Onion, Snow Peas, Carrot, Macadamia Nuts, and Miso Ginger Dressing ($11.48 with 25% Hey You special, normally $15). Quite a decent size with lots of dressing. Service has been friendly and decor looking pretty cool. Courtyard out the back with one of the most colourful toilets in town. Still keen to try their Waffalafels ($10) and The Cheesebuger Toastie ($13).

Since I Left You Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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