eKT 17.. Rosa is in La Casa…

Posted by Kerri on December 18 2013 in: Bastian Vineyard: Specials & New Release Wines: Tempranillo: Vintage 2013: Wine Education

SUMMER eKT 2013 
eKT 17 (rosa is in la casa)
Coming to you from the home of rosada & tempranillo...

My new friend and driver Antonio at one of the historical Osborne bulls near Jerez. Antonio was once a very famous toreador who travelled the world bull fighting. Any roadside alcohol advertising is banned in Spain except for Osborne bulls and the Tio Pepe sherry man. They make for impressive sights across the landscape.

Feliz Navidad amigos and hola from the home of tempranillo - fun filled Spain.
I’m writing this to you on a train travelling from Seville to Malaga after what’s been such an exciting week of wine and sherry tasting, bodega visits and more of the local delicacy jamon iberico than a girl cares to admit to eating. It’s been a great trip and one filled with new appreciation for wine and food (did I mention jamon?!) and of course all of the historical elements of architecture and design also. I’ve been reminded why my tinta label was modelled on the brightly coloured azuelo tiles that adorn walls and bars everywhere here in Spain. They’re a beautiful sight to behold.
The people and lifestyle make this such a warm and inviting destination and with the streets all a glow with the sparkle of Christmas lights it’s a wonderful time of year to visit.
Here in Spain they drink more Rosada than anywhere else in the world and with their warm climate, these drier savoury styles of rosa make for a perfect refreshment. Whilst it’s not so much Rosada weather over here right now, it is of course back at home and so for those of you keen for those last minute Christmas purchases my 2013 rosa by KT (made from tempranillo and garnacha) is exactly one of those drier savoury styles ready for the festive table.

KT visit to Gonzalez Byass makers of Tio Pepe fino.

For a KT taste of Spain, whether it be 2013 rosa or 2012 tinta, or any other Christmas drink requirements, head to
www. winesbykt. com.
So it’s now off to riesling country, where I’m heading to Vienna and the Wachau. In my world Riesling is celebrated in all seasons.
Thanks everyone once again for your valued support this year. I wish you and your families a safe and happy festive season filled with great spirit.
Saludos. .
Cheers, KT x

Love from Seville…

Posted by Kerri on November 29 2013 in: Bastian Vineyard: Tempranillo: Vintage 2013: Wine Education

Hola amigos.. sending love from Seville.. where we're living on jamon and tempranillo.. churros and hot chocolate.. bar hopping for tapas all day.. they certainly know how to enjoy themselves here.. and I'm certainly enjoying the new tempranillo of all different shapes and styles upon my travels.. the Spaniards are looking after us.. 

Cheers, KT

I can smell Tempranillo…

Posted by Kerri on November 25 2013 in: Bastian Vineyard: Specials & New Release Wines: Tempranillo: Vintage 2013: Viticulture: Wine Education

Hiya folks... greetings from chilly Bristol!.. Am heading to the heart of Tempranillo this week so will be corresponding from Spain..perfect timing since my new Rosa by KT has just been released.. not really Rosa drinking weather over here but am hearing there's some sunshine back home which is perfect.. looking forward to confirming my theory that Rosa is perfect with jamon and olives..will let you know how I get on amigos.. stay well.. Cheers, KT

For the love of Riesling…

Posted by Kerri on November 19 2013 in: Churinga Vineyard: Peglidis Vineyard: Riesling: Specials & New Release Wines: Stockists: Vintage 2013: Wine Education

Hiya Folks.. for those of you around Melbourne here's one for the diary.. KT will be splashed around amongst some great Riesling producers.. get on down there. Cheers, KT x


Summer of Riesling is but a sniff away…

Posted by Kerri on November 16 2013 in: Churinga Vineyard: Peglidis Vineyard: Riesling: Vintage 2013: Viticulture: Wine Education

Hiya folks.. the Summer of Riesling celebrations are but a sniff away and I'm looking to plan some really exciting events to be a part of it.. a series of lawn bowls days, tastings around the traps and the Sydney Summer of Riesling festivities..

If you are at all interested in more information about the Summer of Riesling festivities or would like to hold an event yourselves contact me on kt@winesbykt.com

Bring on the change of season!.. Cheers, KT