Best Wines To Celebrate The Festive Season
The diversity and quality of Australian wine is one of this country’s great gifts, especially when it comes to festive celebrations. With so much choice on offer, we thought we’d put together our picks for the best wines to enjoy over the holiday season – as well as some of the best foods to pair with them for your festive feasts!
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Regardless of the challenges presented throughout any given year, the period from late Spring through to early January is always an opportunity to relax a little, and hopefully enjoy a little time with the people you love. With the silly season fast approaching, these are the wines that our Tasting Panel have stocked up on for their end-of-year wining and dining.
Sparkling Rosé For Festive Occasions
Australian Sparkling Rosé is a particular treat that is being discovered by more and more wine lovers looking for a light, refreshing style wine to enjoy. After all, it combines everything you love about Sparkling wine, with everything Rosé is so adored for! Dry and refined, it pairs naturally with delicate food – particularly raw or cured seafood.
Best Recipes To Pair With Sparkling Rosé
Sydney rock oysters with ginger and shallot dressing
Lyndey Milan’s smoked salmon souffles
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A special festive collection, the Sparkling Rosé Revelations selection presents a number of premium examples of this alluring style from regions like the Yarra Valley, King Valley, Adelaide Hills and more, by such popular and prestige producers as De Bortoli, Gapsted Wines and Howard Vineyard.
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Prosecco For Festive Occasions
Italy’s most celebrated Sparkling style, Prosecco has been embraced by Australians in a big way with King Valley in particular being acknowledged as the home of Australian Prosecco. A fun and versatile all-rounder with a range of antipasto, charcuterie, salads and dishes containing fruit, Prosecco is the perfect accompaniment for any occasion, particularly basking in the glow of a beautiful day by the beach.
Best Recipes To Pair With Australian Prosecco
Lyndey Milan’s bruschetta with eggplant, capsicum and olives
Dan Pepperell’s Caprese di pesca
If you’re after some of the best examples of Australian Prosecco to be found, look no further than our Beach Party Prosecco pack. Featuring great selections from Aussie Prosecco pioneers like the Trophy-winning Dal Zotto Pucino Prosecco NV and the Trophy-winning Yarra Burn Prosecco 2019, it’s a wonderful line-up of palate-pleasing Prosecco flavour.
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Everyday Sparkling Wine For Festive Occasions
The great thing about Australian Sparkling wine is just how accessible it is for anyone after something celebratory to enjoy. Many Australian producers specialise in uncomplicated, people-pleasing styles that are great go-to’s with finger food, shared plates, and simply-prepared or fried seafood.
Best Recipes To Pair With Everyday Sparkling Wines
Lyndey Milan’s mussels with garlic crumbs
Prawn tostadas with chipotle mayo
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Pick up some great-value Australian Sparkling with the Sparkling Daylight Savers collection – a wonderful showcase of regional talent with Sparkling wines from such regions as the Hunter Valley and the Limestone Coast, from producers like First Creek, Leconfield, and Patrick wines – just the thing for any festivity!
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Chardonnay For Festive Occasions
Like sunshine in a glass, modern Australian Chardonnay is a satisfying wine to pass the time with in the warmer weather of the festive season. Its texture and flavour also make it the ideal choice with pork, poultry and flavoursome seafood feasts – in other words, just the thing for the laden tables of the Christmas and New Year season!
Best Recipes To Pair With Chardonnay
Roasted turkey and smoked oyster stuffing
Lyndey Milan’s prawn and pineapple salad with lime dressing
If you like Chardonnay, you’ll love what’s on offer in Chardonnay By the Bay, a special festive collection. With selections from Margaret River, Hunter Valley and the Yarra Valley, it’s a great selection from big-name and boutique producers like Juniper, Rochford, First Creek and more – at a sensational price.
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Pinot Noir For Festive Occasions
If you’re yet to discover the pleasures of Pinot Noir, you simply don’t know what you’re missing out on! This much-beloved varietal is just the ticket for the warmer months – lighter-bodied in style than the average red, its silken texture makes it fantastic with cheese or mushroom-based dishes, Christmas ham and game birds.
Best Recipes To Pair With Pinot Noir
Beetroot, Gorgonzola and candied walnuts salad
Glazed Christmas ham
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Reward yourself with the perfect present for the festive season, the Pinot Panache selection from our 2020 Festive Catalogue. With delightful expressions from Adelaide Hills, Tasmania and the Yarra Valley, you’ll enjoy Pinot from producers like Stoney Rise, Son of a Bull, Pike & Joyce and more – all perfect wines to enjoy over Christmas or Boxing Day lunch!
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Discover More Great Festive Wines With Wine Selectors
Whatever your tastes for celebrating, Wine Selectors has you covered with Shared Sensations, our 2020 Festive Catalogue. Full of great wine selections and sensational savings on some of the best Australian wines around, you’re sure to find the ideal accompaniment to your end-of-year celebrations within. Remember as ever to drink responsibly, and enjoy a safe and happy festive season from everyone here at Wine Selectors!