July 30, 2014

Ladies who Shoot their Lunch

Ladies who Shoot their Lunch - Anna Johnston - www.shenannagans.com

Of course a wine with a name like this was enough to capture my interest! Even though I grew up in the country and spent a good chunk of time on the farm where rifles were a necessity and even hung proudly on some relatives walls; shooting has always made me nervous. Unless of course; you’re referring to the arcade game Big Buck Hunter.

Big Buck Hunt - Anna & Hannah - Ladies who Shoot their Lunch - www.shenannagans.com

Getting our Buck Hunt on!

So the lowdown on this little beauty…. ‘Ladies who shoot their Lunch’ is produced by Fowles Wine in Victoria’s Strathbogie Ranges, they are the first in the world to specially blend a wine to match with wild game foods. The label features a straight shooter looking lady hunter with her pooch; it’s vintage and quaint, I couldn’t help but love it.

Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch Label - Ladies who Shoot their Lunch - www.shenannagans.com

Ladies who shoot their lunch smells like dark choccie and dried berries with the full Fudd of flavours (as in Elmer J. Fudd), a heady mixture of pepper, spice and all things nice. The party that explodes as it hits your mouth is something else.

Anna Buck Hunting - Ladies who Shoot their Lunch - www.shenannagans.com

It’s a toy gun…. Im buck hunting!

Drink it on its own, with terrine or if you’re game #boom… it’d be great with Bunny, Roo, Emu or Bambi.

Game Foods - Ladies who Shoot their Lunch - www.shenannagans.com

Many plates of gamey goodness!

Ladies who Shoot their Lunch is a little pricey for everyday at $35.00 a bottle, but we all deserve a special drop every now and then right?! The value is crazy good and in my opinion, easily better than wines three times the price.

You can purchase the Ladies who Shoot their Lunch range direct or from a bunch of booze stores Australia wide.

Do you enjoy gamey meats? I’m a Ms Pac-Man or Mario fan… which classic arcade game character do you love best? 

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shenANNAgans is Anna Johnston, a 30 - something Aussie gal with an unwavering passion for the Hospitality industry. I love the quirky and unusual, designing events, travelling far and wide and eating food from all around the world. I am coffee blooded, a craft beer enthusiast, wine drinking yogi who enjoys writing about her adventures.

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Rachel Walker - September 5, 2014 Reply

Ha! Great name. I’ve recently married a Scot – a man who shoots – I wonder if I’ll be converted, and live up to the name of this wine!

    Anna - September 6, 2014 Reply

    Hahaha… I love that sooooo much Rachel.
    You dont need to convert completely, but look into purchasing the outfit and absolutely crack a bottle, because its amazingly delish. 🙂

    Georgina Postin - April 25, 2017 Reply

    Hi, I’m a big fan of your website. I really like your blog. I am a mad keen angler & hunter so this posts are really appealing to me. Fish & hunt on! Thx.


Sophie - August 25, 2014 Reply

My grandfather was a real Hunter & shoot Bambi, deer, pheasants, rabbits & hares.
I love game a lot! My favourite one’s are dear, Bambi, pheasants & hares!

When I read the title, I thought if real women Who shot their dinner, not a wine, of course! That wine sounds really delicious!

    Anna - August 25, 2014 Reply

    It was a bit of an era thing huh Sophie, hunting doesnt seem to happen much these days.
    I really enjoy game too, although I dont think I have had pheasant before, does it taste like a gamey chook?
    Haha, yes, the title of this post surprised a lot of people. 🙂

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl - August 6, 2014 Reply

I’ve had a dad who was a hunter but it’s been years…..
Ms Pac Man holds childhood memories for me of using up all my quarters!

    Anna - August 6, 2014 Reply

    Haha…. I have the same memories, my brother and I would go to the video shop and spend all our pocket money on Pac Man & Mario. Such great memories.

Sriprae - August 6, 2014 Reply

Hello there, girlfriend!

Indeed, Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch sounds like a sublime bottle of wine. You know…I can totally see you having your own television show. It’d be so superbly FUN! 🙂

Much love! xo

    Anna - August 6, 2014 Reply

    Haha…. That’s super cool, maybe not a TV series, but very possibly a Vlog channel. You keen to feature? 🙂
    Hugs and loves to you sweet Sripae. xox

Dangerous Linda - August 2, 2014 Reply

Everything looks so YUMMY! When I first saw the title, I thought this post was going to be about girls who sneak out of work in the middle of the day for ‘shots’ or to ‘shoot up’ over lunch ;-p

    Anna - August 2, 2014 Reply

    Haha… You are not the first to think this post was about something else. Just about a great bottle of wine with a fantastic label and some super delicious foods that work well with it. No shots or shooting over lunch. 🙂 Thanks for the visit Linda.

Natalie @ Tastes Lovely - August 2, 2014 Reply

What a fun name for a wine!

    Anna - August 2, 2014 Reply

    Super fun huh Natalie. 🙂 Tastes fab too.

Agness - August 1, 2014 Reply

I see it’s not only me who loves to eat! Welcome to my club! The food looks so delicious!

    Anna - August 2, 2014 Reply

    ‘Im hungry’ is amongst the top things I say each day. LOL! Enjoy your weekend Agness. 🙂

Dedy@Dentist Chef - August 1, 2014 Reply

wow, you’re awesome,
I love game food, especially venison deer!!!
They are all tastier and flavoursome compare to the farm raised meat….
good job my friend!!!

    Anna - August 1, 2014 Reply

    Thanks heaps Dedy! Right back at you. 🙂
    Yes, venison is lovely, works a treat with this wine too. I dont know that I know the difference in taste to wild v farmed.
    Wishing you a lovely weekend my friend.

Krista - August 1, 2014 Reply

I grew up in Canada with a slew of hunter uncles who fed us elk, moose, deer, Bear, etc. So yep, I’m a fan of wild game. 🙂 I bet this wine would go equally well with the rather gamey flavor of goat. 🙂

    Anna - August 1, 2014 Reply

    Holy smokes Krista, I can’t imagine eating bear… Although I guess many would say the same of an Aussie eating Roo huh?!
    I will try the goat / Ladies who Shoot combo today, stay tuned. 🙂

Hotly Spiced - August 1, 2014 Reply

I thought this was going to be about photographing your lunch! What a great concept and yes, $35 for a bottle of wine is a little pricey but well worth it for a day with the girls xx

    Anna - August 1, 2014 Reply

    Haha… As in, lunch I had shot?! Lol. I love that you gals are keen to see a bit of lady hunting/shooting action.
    Tis totally worth the few extra quid! 🙂

Kathy @ Olives & Garlic - August 1, 2014 Reply

Not a big fan of gamey meats. And definitely Mario fan. 🙂 Although i love Pac Man as well.

    Anna - August 1, 2014 Reply

    Game is an acquired taste that for sure Kathy.
    A fellow Mario fan, soooo many hours spent playing these games… Ha! 🙂

Anna (Hidden Ponies) - August 1, 2014 Reply

What a fantastic wine name! Those wine people sure know how to get creative 🙂 I haven’t eaten many gamey meats but with enough wine I know I’d love them 😉

    Anna - August 1, 2014 Reply

    Oh yeah… I totally agree, it’s super fun.
    Hahaha… Good idea Anna, dink up and then try the gamey meats.
    Have a fantastic weekend.

Amanda (@lambsearshoney) - July 31, 2014 Reply

I’m with Fran – thought it was about a ladies rifle club.
Still wine works quite well for me, too! I’ll have to keep an eye out for it.

    Anna - July 31, 2014 Reply

    Ha! Im a terrible shot with a rifle, and don’t at all appreciate the feeling of hunting another being, so that club wouldn’t be much fun for me. But good to know you gals are keen to hear about the more adventurous ‘stuff’. And yes Amanda, def keep an eyes out for it. A lovely drop for the cellar. Enjoy Vietnam, happy Gin o’clock. 🙂

Nathan - July 31, 2014 Reply

Enjoy game meat, especially if i shot it. Favourite classic arcade character: Ken #shoryuken!

    Anna - July 31, 2014 Reply

    BOOM… Thats awesome Nathan. Guessing you’ve done a spot of the ol game hunting in your time huh?
    Just googled Ken, a fire throwing kick boxer?! He’s a bit of a spunk too. LOL! 🙂

Fran - July 31, 2014 Reply

Doh, I seriously thought this story was about chicks who shoot their lunches.

Will have to add this to my special treats list 🙂

    Anna - July 31, 2014 Reply

    Sorry to diasppoint Fran. LOL!
    Def add to the special treats list, its delicious.

Elias Hallaj - July 31, 2014 Reply

Nice post Anna! I’ve never shot my lunch but I’ve broken it’s neck, plucked and gutted it.

I butchered my own chooks recently when 4 of the chicks turned out to be boys. It was a good lesson for my daughters to know that it’s much better to be a hen than a rooster in our household 🙂

    Anna - July 31, 2014 Reply

    Oh wow… that sounds intense Elias. I have never killed a chook before, but have witnessed them running around the backyard headless. Crazy!
    Brilliant, I feel like there is a solid meme in that statement. LOL!

Kris Johnston - July 31, 2014 Reply

Is this is the wine I drunk last week? Holy hell that was a ridiculous drop.
It’s not often that I try a wine that is that good, that can be enjoyed with food, or all on it’s own.
Great pictures with this blog. I will have to challenge you to a game of Buck hunter in the near future.

    Anna - July 31, 2014 Reply

    You had one of Fowles Wines other reds Kris, that was called ‘Are you Game’. The ‘Ladies Who Shoot’ Shiraz is amazing, Ill grab a bottle and bring to our next fam bam dinner. 🙂 Thanks re the pictures… Challenge excepted. To Mooseheads we go! LOL.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella - July 31, 2014 Reply

Hehe the name and label totally caught my eye too! I Instagrammed a pic of it a while back as it was so unique 😀

    Anna - July 31, 2014 Reply

    Oh yes, I totally agree, tis unique and fun too! 🙂

Hannah - July 31, 2014 Reply

ooo I’ve never had emu… Can we try it?

I know it’s not an arcade game but I loved Donkey Kong growing up.

    Anna - July 31, 2014 Reply

    Sure can… From memory its very gamey, we should do something random… emu tacos, pizza, burgers. LOL!
    Donkey Kong was fun, pretty sure they had an archade Donkey Kong Game. 🙂

Rachel (Rachel's Kitchen NZ) - July 31, 2014 Reply

Oh, love the sound of that wine – will have to look out for it here in NZ. Lets hope someone over here gets the idea!

    Anna - July 31, 2014 Reply

    Its amazing Rachel, and would work a treat with a number of the amazing slow cooks you are preparing of late.
    Pretty sure you can source their vino in NZ. Ill have a look and let ya know. 🙂

My Inner Chick - July 31, 2014 Reply

–This puts an entirely new spin on Wine W/ the Girls!


Bambie? Are you kidding me?!!!! Poor baaaaaaaaaaaby.

xx Happy Wed.

    Anna - July 31, 2014 Reply

    Lol! Oh dear… Sorry Kim, forgive me…. thats a combination of my Aussie humour and chef talk. But the venison did taste phenominal with the wine. 🙂
    Wishing you a wonderful day too lovely lady. xox

Mandy - The Complete Book - July 30, 2014 Reply

Sounds like I would love this wine, I love your description and game is something we enjoy, not often though – wine on the other hand, well um, I enjoy that every day. I shall share a few of our South African wines with you when you visit. 😀
Have a beautiful day Miss A!
🙂 Mandy xoxoxo

    Anna - July 31, 2014 Reply

    Oh I reckon you would Miss Mandy, its delicious. 🙂
    I…. CANT…. WAIT to drink the South African vino with you, oh the fun we will have.
    Wishing you a super fun filled day and great week ahead. Mwah! xoxo

Alice - July 30, 2014 Reply

Getting your game on is fun! Good game meats with a perfectly matched red=heaven! I’m a pacfan from waaaay back.

Love it! I have great ninja fruit skills too by the way 😉

    Anna - July 30, 2014 Reply

    Oh yeah, totes agree… Game + Red Wine = Happy Me!
    Hahaha, hilarious, adding to the list for when we catch up. 🙂

Gary Lum (@Yummy_Lummy) - July 30, 2014 Reply

If only I could drink alcohol… 😉
Do blokes get a drop called blokes who shoot?

    Anna - July 30, 2014 Reply

    Oh yes you sure are missing out with this lovely drop Gary. Its delicious.
    Haha… Nope, no deal with the blokey booze, but they do have a drop called ‘Are you Game’.

Lizzy (Good Things) - July 30, 2014 Reply

Call of Duty 2, crack sniper… alias Stealth Maiden. Gamey meats I can take or leave! Great post.

    Anna - July 30, 2014 Reply

    Hahaha! Too funny Liz. 🙂 Game is certainly an acquired taste thats for sure.

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