A Western Australia Red Wine, the MadFish Cabernet Sauvignon

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m sharing the 2014 MadFish Cabernet Sauvignon, which is a $17 red wine from Western Australia.  Cheers! 🍷

You can find the other Australian wine videos on YouTube by following these links:

In the video, I mentioned Instagrammer Perth Wine Girl doing an Instastory over the weekend of her visit to MadFish Wines. Be sure to check her out on Instagram! 

You can purchase this wine from Wine.com.

Question of the Day: Have you ever visited Australia?  If so, did you visit any wineries?

Nine Stones Australian Shiraz

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m sharing the 2013 Evans Wine Company Nine Stones Shiraz, which is a $17 red wine from the Barossa Valley of Australia. The wine is imported through Vineyard Brands. Cheers!

You can purchase this wine from Wine.com here.

If you missed my video on the 2017 McPherson Wine Company Pinot Gris, which is an $18 white wine from the Victoria region of Australia, you can find it here.

Question of the Day: Do you like Australian Shiraz?  If so, please share your recommendations!

$18 Australian White Wine

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m sharing the 2017 McPherson Wine Company Pinot Gris, which is an $18 white wine from the Victoria region of Australia. Cheers!

You can purchase this wine from Wine.com here.

Question of the Day: Are you an Australian wine drinker? If so, what wines do you love that I should be checking out?

John Legend’s LVE Wine

Hi wine friends…and Happy #WineWednesday! Today, I’m sharing the 2014 LVE Cabernet Sauvignon by John Legend, which is an $85 red wine collaboration between singer John Legend and Napa Valley’s Raymond Vineyards. Cheers!

As I mentioned in the video, I first received this wine as part of a Gary Vee Wine Club shipment in 2018.  The #GaryVeeWineClub is a monthly shipment of wine for only $55 a month. Depending on the month, you receive 1, 2, 3, or 4 bottles. It is run through Wine Library.

Question of the Day: 

  • Have you had any of the John Legend LVE Wines?
  • Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day?  If those plans involve wine, what are you planning to drink?

An Easy Fall Cocktail: The Apple Cider 75

Hi wine friends!  Today, I’m trying something new.  Hubby and I have been drinking more cocktails, particularly when we’re out, and we’ve started talking about making more cocktails at home. Since I’m going to be experimenting, I thought it would be fun to share what we’re trying. Admittedly, I don’t expect to post cocktail videos every week, but rather have a few extra videos a month.  First up is a fall variation of one of my favorite cocktails – the French 75.

I always gravitate towards gin drinks, and I clearly lovely bubbly, so it’s probably not a surprise that I frequently will order a French 75.  The French 75 was created in the Paris bar called Harry’s New York, and and it’s supposedly named after a 75mm Howitzer cannon, which was used in World War I.  If you’re not familiar with the drink, the classic version is made with gin, lemon juice, and sugar then topped off with Champagne and a twist of lemon or orange for garnish.  The drink is usually served in a chilled Champagne flute, although historically it was put into a Collins glass with ice.

Alleigh’s Apple Cider 75 Recipe

Alleigh’s Apple Cider 75 – This cocktail is a fall variation of the classic French 75 cocktail, and I made it with Tanqueray Gin, apple cider, and sugar. Cheers! | AGlassAfterWork.com

Alleigh’s Apple Cider 75

  • 1.5 oz Tanqueray Gin (or whatever brand you use at home)
  • 1 oz Apple Cider
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Champagne or other sparkling wine
  • For the sugar rim on the glass, use 1 TBS sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon.

Put ice into a cocktail shaker. Add the gin, cider, and sugar. Shake well. Use strainer to pour into a chilled glass that has cinnamon-sugar rim. Top with Champagne (or other sparkling wine). Garnish with thin apple slice.

You can watch my YouTube video as I make Alleigh’s Apple Cider 75!

Questions of the Day:

  • Are you interested in more cocktail videos?
  • Are you a cocktail drinker?  If so, what cocktails do you tend to drink?
  • Do you like French 75s?  Have had any variations of it, like an Apple Cider 75?