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Wines for the weekend

6 May 2024

Looking to elevate your dining experience at home? Whether you’re indulging in a seafood feast, firing up the grill for a BBQ, savouring a traditional roast dinner, or simply enjoying light summer evenings, our resident grape guru, Lizzie Mellish, has you covered with her top wine recommendations. Let’s uncork a world of flavour…

For those delectable seafood dishes, consider the Alvarinho Trajadura ‘Adega de Moncao’ from Vinho Verde, Portugal, 2022, or the zesty Little Darling Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand, 2023. These wines perfectly complement the delicate seafood flavours, enhancing every bite with their crisp and refreshing profiles.

When it’s time to fire up the grill, reach for the bold and robust Beck Ink from Judith Beck in Burgenland, Austria, 2021, or the Waterkloof Circumstance Cabernet Sauvignon from Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2019. These wines stand up to the smoky intensity of barbecued meats, making them ideal companions for outdoor feasts.

For a classic roast dinner, elevate your meal with the elegant Muga Rioja Blanco from Rioja, Spain, 2022, or the Maison Sichel Selection Margaux from Bordeaux, France, 2020. These wines add sophistication and depth to the rich flavours of roasted meats and savoury sides.

And as the sun sets on those balmy summer evenings, unwind with the effervescent Graham Beck Brut from Western Cape, South Africa, NV, or the delightful Château Grand Boise Rose from Cotes de Provence, France, 2022. These sparkling and rosé wines are perfect for sipping as you soak in the last rays of daylight.

With Lizzie’s curated selection, every meal celebrates flavour and harmony. Cheers to good company, great food, and exquisite wines!


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