Hi I’m Katrina
I live in Sydney’s Inner West with my partner. I cook, picnic, garden, and enjoy wine way more than I should. In my spare time, I help run an underground jazz venue, learn to paint and am working on ticking the worlds wine regions off my bucket list. I’m also a novice puppy mum.
And I’ll tell you in strict confidence that I’m a total clutz.
When Lee and Stephen mentioned their idea a few years ago I secretly felt they had designed this product just for me!
Apart from the whole clutz thing, I’ve got a hatred of drinking out of plastic that almost amounts to a phobia. But I love picnics. And food. And wine. And outdoor festivals. So when the prototypes came out I had to get my hands on some to test drive.
Our first Grass on the Glass outing was one of my favourite spring activities.
We picked a sunny day for a no-fuss picnic in the grassy parklands across from Sydney’s Fish Markets. We grabbed a platter of freshly cooked seafood at the markets to enjoy under the leafy trees of Wentworth Park. With a glass of wine of course.
I was a little nervous about how Glass on the Grass would handle the slight slope that has toppled many a cheap plastic wine glass over the years. Well, Glass on the Grass worked a treat!
It was delightful to be able to enjoy our first rosé of the season, out of a real wine glass, without spilling a drop.
Our next Grass on the Glass adventure?
The Global Rhythms music festival in Bicentennial Park. It was part of the Sydney Fringe Festival.
An unseasonably warm day. We found a shady spot for our picnic blanket under a large marquee within sight of the stage. The heat of the afternoon helped us decide on a couple of cans of ice cold pre-mixed cocktails from the bar.
We set up our Glass on the Grass and emptied the refreshingly cold drinks into our glasses.
Dogs were wandering around. Kids were dancing. And we sat in the shade as the sunset, as the grooves played and sipped leisurely on blood orange spritzers out of ice cold glass. And then we danced!
A few weeks later, heading away to Mudgee for our anniversary,
I made sure to pack our Glass on the Grass kit. We arrived late afternoon at the historic Cobb & Co Hotel in the centre of Mudgee.
After a stroll around town, we enjoyed a superb evening meal at the Wine Glass Restaurant.
The next day, as luck would have it, we found ourselves the only group booked for the wine tour with our guide Bob from Mudgee Bus Tours.
The tour started at Gooree Park cellar door where we tasted a wide variety of wines.
Bob tailored the remaining tour based on our preferences.
Highlights included outstanding organic wines at Thistle Hill, and Short Sheep, a wonderful antipasto spread at the gorgeous Moothi Estate. The tour finished with some amazing Spanish varietals at Mansfield. The most memorable wines of the day which were a particularly fruity Vermentino and a lush Monastrell.
Highlights included outstanding organic wines at Thistle Hill, and Short Sheep, a wonderful antipasto spread for lunch at the gorgeous Moothi Estate.
The tour finished with some amazing Spanish varietals at Mansfield, including the most memorable wines of the day which were a particularly lovely fruity Vermentino and a lush Monastrell.
It was a wonderful day and we came away with about two dozen bottles to help restock our wine cellar for the spring, summer and the celebration season ahead!
So with our trusty Glass On The Grass, picnic season here we come!