Last Friday, as the work day came to an end, I found myself once again romping around in my pyjamas, stuffing my face, and drinking oodles of delicious wine. I know, I know, sounds like pretty much every other night, right? Well, it was and it wasn’t. This time I wasn’t sitting on my couch with my hubby, sleeping baby upstairs, and remote in hand – I was at the 3rd annual Black and White PJ Party, held in support of the Milton District Hospital Foundation and surrounded by (this is the best part) 250 other women. One night of testosterone-free frivolity and an all-round wicked- fun time to be had.
Bookings of Australian wine tours have swelled in the past decade. In part on the strength of inexpensive and flavorful below-$10 wines with eye-catching labels, the Aussie wine industry surged in the mid/late 2000s, and Australian wine took the world by storm.
Australia’s most popular grape is the Shiraz, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot and Semillon. Wine connoisseurs will attest that select Australian vineyards, of which there are upwards of 2,000, produce some of the finer wines in the world.