friday drinks


This $15 Kaiora Bay Central Otago Pinot Noir from Aldi is a budget-friendly treat!

Kaiora Bay

Central Otago NZ is a wonderful Pinot region, and so, rightly, their cheapest offering (as compared to the usual $40 entry point) is a tasty, easily drinkable light red. A nice warm-weather red, I’d call it.

Kaiora Bay Reserve Pinot Noir Central Otago

I know I know, put your nose in the air at Aldi, but for a girl on a budget, it’s a great way to get to drink better wine!

Kaiora Bay Reserve Pinot Noir Central Otago

Margarita Ingredients

This week we have the margarita… We used tequila, triple sec and lime juice in a ratio of 2 – 0.5 – 1 (4-1-2 for 2) as I’m not too much of a fan of the sweet stuff. We also mixed it up with limes and lemons because limes are freakin’ expensive at the moment, and friends and family keep giving us free lemons!


Orgran Gluten Free Products

This, along with a chicken caesar salad using the yummy gluten free Orgran herbed quinoa croutons fueled a night of Guitar/Band Hero shenanigans.

Chicken Caesar Salad with Gluten Free Croutons

Guitar Hero Avatar

Aren’t I sexy? ;)

So, I do quite like most of the Yellow Tail range, despite everyone saying they’re naff or on par with Blue Nun.

yellow tail pinot noir

And, indeed, I am a bit of a snob when it comes to a Pinot Noir. Central Otago or Tasmania for me, thanks.

But, if I Don’t have $35 to spend on a bottle, this Yellow Tail pinot is my current pick, well ahead of most Marlborough or NSW picks.

I like it, okay? Sue me :p

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