Night in with Australia's Best
Saturday nights are made for socialising. Whether you’re heading to a friend’s place for dinner, a round of cards or sitting around having a good ole chat, there’s one beverage that’s well suited to each occasion and that’s wine – Australian of course! If you’re heading to Dan Murphy’s to choose the perfect bottle while you’re in-transit, look out for the new Baily & Baily Venture series which has been created by with six award winning winemakers sharing 100+ years of knowledge and passion for each of Australia’s best wine regions.
The Baily & Bailey Venture series consists of six wine varieties including a Margaret River Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc, Clare Valley Riesling, Barossa Shiraz, Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon and a McLaren Vale Merlot. As you can see some of Australia’s most renowned wine making regions have been chosen to create a collection which showcases true regional character.
While the winter chill has picked up again in Sydney, here are three Baily & Baily Venture series wines I recommend for a winter’s night in with friends:
This Chardonnay has a rich palate with vibrant tropical fruits, nectarine, white flesh peach and ids perfectly balanced. I’m not a big chardonnay drinker admittedly mainly because of strong oak flavours. I found this chardonnay very easy to drink and I paired it with a chicken and mushroom risotto. Wine maker: Adam Bennett
I’m a huge Shiraz drinker especially in winter and when it comes to choosing my favourite drops they’re usually from the Barossa or McLaren Vale. The Barossa Shiraz presented a lot of the flavours I enjoy about this region like intense plum and dark berry fruit on the palate. The fruit is persistent providing great length and fine tannins on the finish. Great for red meat dishes or on its own while you’re engaged in deep conversation on the couch. Wine maker: Richard Quodling
While this cab sauv pairs nicely with beef and pork a match made in heaven is with lamb. This red had lovely blackberry and black olive flavours and nice lovely powdery tannins which dance lightly on the tongue. While Cabernet Sauvignon isn’t usually my first choice when it comes to red wine I found this one to be very plesant. Wine maker Neil Doddridge.
The Bailey & Bailey Venture series is available at Dan Murphy’s stores nationally. All varieties are RRP $10.99 making them exceptional value.