By now, you guys know I’m a bit of a wine enthusiast. I love wine tastings, I love learning about wines and I love to find exciting new flavours to pair with any occasion. With Christmas fast approaching there’s no better time to find great summer wines for a brunch, work Christmas party or even a meet and green with the in-laws.
See my top picks below to get December sorted!
OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY – GRANT BURGE SPARKLING ROSE
Rich in summer flavours this Rosé pairs beautifully with food – from a fresh and zesty duck salad to a strawberry pavlova or even a gourmet cheese platter. Blushing savoury pink in hue, the Grant Burge Sparkling Rosé has a rich palate with a Pinot Noir dominance. Look out for the luscious berry fruit flavours, dusky florals, sweet spicy notes and a hint of crisp acidity.
Available at Liquorland, First Choice, Vintage Cellars and Independent Liquor Retailers nationally for RRP $29.99.
CHRISTMAS LUNCH WITH THE IN-LAWS – MCW 480 TUMBARUMBA PINOT GRIGIO
The McW 480 Tumbarumba Pinot Grigio is crisp, refreshing and great to enjoy outdoors over the Christmas break. The wine offers luscious aromas filled with delicate rose petals and a hint of spice. On the mouth it’s refreshingly dry with pear and apple flavours. Enjoy it with soft cheese or fresh seafood.
Available at major retailers and independent stores nationally. RRP $20.00
CHRISTMAS BRUNCH WITH THE GIRLS – KIM CRAWFORD ROSÉ
For a Aussie Summer Christmas, Kim Crawford Rose is the ideal aperitif as it is both refreshing, flirty and delicious. This soft and luscious Rosé is richly fruited with hints of watermelon and strawberry, a perfect refreshment in the warmer weather. It is an easy-drinking wine that pairs perfectly with salads and light starters.
Kim Crawford Rosé is available in Liquorland for RRP $22.00.
A CHRISTMAS DINNER TO REMEMBER – LEGEND & LIES SHIRAZ
Deep red in colour with blackberry aromas, this richly textured Shiraz lifts the senses beautifully. With a complex palate of black fruits with a lingering finish, this wine is the perfect festive friend to a juicy steak or a roast Christmas dinner.
With so many wonderful events this time of year, there is a beautiful summer wine to accompany every meal.
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