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Think pink

Picture this. It’s one of those freaky summer days when the weather simply couldn’t be better. Blue skies with one or two small fluffy clouds for theatrical affect. A caressing breeze that keeps the temperature within a degree of perfect. You’ve spread out the picnic rug on the sloping grassy bank of gentle stream. Smoked salmon, a freshly baked loaf, crunchy summer salads and a punnet of strawberries that taste as good as they look. You produce a bottle of chilled Rosé and pour a measure into two chilled crystal glasses. Dappled sunlight catches the pale pink wine making it shimmer and flash. You catch the heady scent of freshly crushed wild berries as you raise the glass to your lips and taste a wine that is the very essence of summer.

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Aussie reds – winter warmers for a tight budget!

Australia makes the best value red wines on the planet. What about Chile, I hear you say? How can I overlook Spain, Italy … and the great value red wines from France’s hot southerly regions? Yes, I admit that those countries can deliver satisfying, gutsy red wines at modest prices but Australia wins hands down when you consider the sheer range of styles made to very high standards and offered at bargain prices.

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Rose on the riverbank

Picture this. It’s one of those freaky summer days when the weather simply couldn’t be better. Blue skies with one or two small fluffy clouds for theatrical affect. A caressing breeze that keeps the temperature within a degree of perfect. You’ve spread out the picnic rug on the sloping grassy bank of gentle stream. Smoked salmon, a freshly baked loaf, crunchy summer salads and a punnet of strawberries that taste as good as they look. You produce a bottle of chilled Rosé and pour a measure into two chilled crystal glasses. Dappled sunlight catches the pale pink wine making it shimmer and flash. You catch the heady scent of freshly crushed wild berries as you raise the glass to your lips and taste a wine that is the very essence of summer.