Ravishing in Red

Birthday wine…

Hmmmm…The bliss a good bottle of red wine brings…

I love a good Pinotage. Since moving to NZ we haven’t had much. They stock a few good bottles, but nothing great like back home.

It has been a while since we have had any however. Hubby gave me a bottle of Chocoholic Pinotage for my birthday (amongst other spoils 😊). By no means the best, but it was still just amazing.

From the distinct smell that excites every bit of my being, to the woody full bodied flavour covering every inch of my palette. Every mouthful a sensational celebration of yummyness.

There is just nothing like an amazing bottle of wine. It ignites every sensory point in your body and makes you feel alive. Enticingly seductive, and something I would volunteer to be victim to. Hmmm, yum

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Wine.. well why not

So I have embarked on a journey of experimental wine baking. It’s my thing. I love it and could seriously do it every second of every day. I have had many successes and even more failures but it’s something I enjoy enough to keep trying. It seems like a simple concept but adding any form of alcohol to anything changes how the recipe reacts.

It’s not just my love of pushing the boundaries of what is possible but also the creative flexibility it give me that is utterly satisfying.

My love for design and art is something I will never shake. When I don’t give in to the need I have to express myself creatively I become seriously miserable. I suppose it is a bit like a drug and my soul is addicted to it.

So baking aside and purely giving in to creativity, I have designed some wine bottle labels. I absolutely love love them but then as I have mentioned before..  I would be my own best customer lol

Really hoping to improve on these and doing a couple more designs in the new year. 😁 

Happy to hear your thoughts on these..