Imagine this: you’re having a dinner with good friends, sipping on an Australian-made Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz blend and exchanging great stories. Isn’t it a lovely affair? The combination of flavours from your dishes and the red wine definitely delight your guests—for sure, everyone will go for a second bottle to enjoy the rest of the evening.
The quality of wine from Down Under has gained recognition from all over the world. Singaporeans who prefer a rich and complex taste in their drinks usually choose Australian wine brands, which are also relatively affordable and available in the local market.
Here are a few tips to help you make great red wine choices for your next dinner gathering:
The Classic and Noble Cabernet Sauvignon
One of the most popular wines is the Cabernet Sauvignon, a noble red grape variety. If you have tasted wine produced in the Coonawarra region, you have had the good fortune of drinking some of the best from Australian wine makers. Another region that produces the best Cabernet Sauvignon is the Margaret River area.
The Many Textures of Shiraz
Of the many types of grapes grown Down Under, Shiraz is perhaps one of the most popular. Some of the oldest Shiraz vines are a century old. The best Shiraz wines come from grapes grown in the McLaren Vale, the Yarra Valley, the Barossa Valley, Nagambie Lakes, and Canberra District. Barossa Valley is one of the most established winemaking regions in the country, and the land is especially favourable to this type of grape.
Shiraz is an Australian favourite because it offers a variety of flavours, depending on the climate of the region where the grape grows. It also blends well with other types of grapes, apart from Cabernet Sauvignon.
Australian red wine is becoming a staple addition to Singaporean meals. Explore the many wonderful varieties available to you, and share these great finds with friends the next time you arrange a dinner party.