Discover what you should be selecting for your next dinner party.
If you're stuck on which bottle of wine to pick up at the bottle shop, why not consider one of this season's top trends?
High altitude, cool climate wines
Australian cool climate, high altitude wines are renowned for fresh flavours, which is why more and more people are gravitating towards wines like the McWilliam’s McW range because they are better suited to enjoy with a wide range of foods. The McW 660 Reserve Hilltops Cabernet Sauvignon is harvested from vineyards at an average altitude of 600 metres from sea level in the New South Wales wine regions of Canberra and Hilltops and are not only elegant and generous in flavour, they are also designed to complement a dish rather than overpower it.
McW 660 Reserve Canberra Syrah and Hilltops Cabernet Sauvignon is available from Dan Murphy’s nationally for RRP $25
Big bold berry flavours
Vibrant taste explosions of sweet strawberry and crisp cherries are typically saved for sunnier seasons, but this winter is seeing wines full of fashionable flavours and flair appearing in every shopper’s basket. Adventurous wine brand Young & Co are the new kids on the block bringing their luscious lip-smacking new winter wine range to your shelves to tantalise your tastebuds. Young & Co’s “The Jam” McLaren Vale Shiraz evokes an abundance of fruit flavour and real blackberry taste sensation, while the “Cherry Bomb” French Pinot Noir is packed with sweet cherry flavours creating a real taste explosion. Finally, the “Berry Riot” French Grenache flaunts sweet raspberry and subtle spice, making for a perfect pairing with tasty ethnic dishes.
Young & Co is available nationally from BWS for RRP $23
Bang for your buck
Australians are ditching the restaurants bills, clubs, Uber fares and entry fees, in favour of a night in at home with friends. Baily & Baily are catering to Aussie wallets tightening by introducing their new Silhouette 1 litre wine range with 33 per cent more wine for the same price as the 750ml bottle. With a full wine range available to suit everyone’s taste, Baily & Baily’s new 1 litre Silhouette range if the perfect bottle to share with friends at your next party.
Baily & Baily Silhouette 1L Range is available from BWS and Dan Murphy’s for RRP $10
Low alcohol wines
Being conscious of your health isn’t new, with health and wellness being in the forefront of most consumer’s minds. The rise in mindful alcohol consumption has paved the way for a new wave of wines being created that have a low level of alcohol (less than 10 per cent in whites and 13 per cent in reds). The Mount Pleasant Elizabeth seems to be the triple threat of wines as it is not only affordable, Aussie grown, but also presents low level of alcohol of only 10 per cent, making it perfect for dry white lovers across the board.
Mount Pleasant Elizabeth Semillon is available from Dan Murphy’s nationally for RRP $25
With the hustle and bustle of 21st century life, rarely do we have time to sit down for a cuppa or a glass of wine. Make your me-time count with this year’s hottest trend - the creative infusion of two of the world’s oldest beverages; Tea & Wine. Combining Cabernet Sauvignon with Sri Lankan Chai and an unoaked Chardonnay with Egyptian Chamomile, the new range of Tea & Wine by Pernod Riccard makes for an indulgent and relaxing taste experience.
Tea & Wine range will be available at Dan Murphy’s from mid-august for RRP $20