Friday, December 13, 2013

My 12 Wines of Christmas, penned from Melbourne, Australia

Enjoy my quick and easy food and wine matching, easy buying guide. Cheers!
Lady O's 12 Wines of Christmas:

1) Champagne! My tip for those who want a crowd-pleaser? Bolli, darling! Buy from Vintage Cellars

2) Savvy B. for fresh steamed prawns with lime, Chain of Ponds Black Thursday buy from Wine Selectors

3) Chardonnay for the shellfish, from Oakridge Wines Local Vineyard Series. Buy at

4) Riesling. Because it is Summer of Riesling. Dan Murphy's stock more than 200 via

5) Pinot Gris for drinks with friends. Try De Bortoli Wines La Boheme, buy from their Yarra Valley cellar door

6) Prosecco. For ALL the finger food. I cannot choose just one. Ask the reigning Prosecco Queen, GastronoMel for her top tips!

7) Pinot Noir for all the pork products. Check out the 400+ global range at Prince Wine Store

8) Moscato. For fun. I can't go past Innocent Bystander pink moscato. It even comes in a can.

9) Cabernet. Cullen Cabernet Merlot '12 from Rathdowne Cellars. Esteemed producer, wallet-friendly.

10) Shiraz. Langmeil Winery 2010 Orphan Bank. Seriously good value for super old vines in the Barossa.

11) Fortified. For the plum pudding. Try Penfolds Grandfather Rare Tawny from Cracker Wines

12) Sticky. Says Christmas. Try with cheese. Bass River Winery's Iced Riesling- a stunning choice.

*This post is about my #12WinesofChristmas. I have no commercial arrangements with any of these producers, they are all just good booze. As previously mentioned, I do sell wine for WineSelectors, however I get paid via direct sales and not from you clicking on a link.