Whether you’re planning a little family get-together or are invited to a party, you know a bottle of wine (or a few) is a must. Regardless of the occasion, always try to select the best bottle. And yes, we know it’s easier said than done, but we assure you, picking out best wine is not a complex mathematical problem. Even though Australian market is flooded with different imported and domestic Australian wines, it is only the few factors you need to consider in order to select the best bottle of wine.
Australian wines, being produced by different wineries in different parts of the country, come in different flavours. Every wine has a special story behind it, thus special significance and special use. Only true wine fanatics can best understand this, but this doesn’t mean that you being the wine novice are not qualified nor will know how to select the right bottle.
Here is what you need to consider.
This is the easiest one. No matter the occasion, both red and white wines are a perfect choice. Birthday party, a wedding or anniversary or maybe a house warming party, you will not make a mistake if you get either rich-flavoured red or a bottle of sparkling white.
Knowing what food will be served at the party will help you immensely in choosing the right wine (of course this is if you are an invitee and not a host). Red wine is usually served with ‘heavier’ meals like red meat, burgers and bold-flavour sauces. You best choice would be a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Pinot Noir, as world’s most popular red wines. On the other hand, white wine is served with ‘light’ dishes, such as fish and cheese, poultry and salads. From the list of top white Australian wines with the highest ratings, consider selecting some оf the following ones – Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay.
Australian wines experts claim that wine closure is a very important feature which determines the quality and taste of a wine. Thus, the eternal dilemma has always been whether to look for a wine with a cork or screwcap closure. According to experts, screwcaps are a better option as this type of closure does not allow oxygen from entering the bottle and disturbing the unique taste and flavour of the wine. Keep this info in mind when choosing wine, especially if buying a bottle for a special occasion.