It is the most wonderful time of the year and you've researched, planned and procured bottles of wine to suit every dish. Here’s a bunch of handy rules that will make those special wines shine this Christmas.
During the heat of summer, you could cool down with a dip in the ocean or a nap in the shade of an old oak tree – or you could seize on a bottle of chillable red and enjoy its juicy, fresh, textural qualities.
The GM at Sydney’s Shell House restaurant, Alexander Kirkwood, has poured more bubbles than most wine professionals. He shares his favourite Champagnes and local sparkling wines for festive season celebrations – plus a top tip on glassware.
There’s more to rosé than the light, dry wines of Provence. From Sicily to Mudgee, rosé makers are drawing on a range of grapes to craft an even wider range of intriguing styles. Looking for love this summer? Think pink.