Dinner’s cooking, dessert’s covered, you’re left with sourcing the booze…oh boy. The last thing you want to do is pair a perfectly cooked roast with a box of cask white (have some decorum!), so if you feel you are at risk of making the wrong choice let us humbly guide you in the right direction.
If your wine knowledge is limited to whichever has the prettiest label, know you’re not alone. That’s why we asked Jimmy Brings Category Manager, Jody Liddle, to impart some words of wine wisdom; sharing five full-flavoured reds set to impress at your next dinner party.
Fat Cat Shiraz is a highly decorated wine from the illustrious Barossa Valley. With a nose of foxy floral aromas, followed by a palate of poignant plums this devious drop will float your proverbial boat.
Tastes like: Purple. Feels like: First place.
“Impress your friends with an award winning wine, Fat Cat Shiraz from Cat Amongst the Pigeons is made from superior grape that produces an intense flavour rich in plum, blackberry and a hint of spice that you expect from a classic Barossa Shiraz.” $31 RRP AUD per bottle
El Sonador is the dreamer, the fantastical mystic, with their head in the cloud, and their heart on their sleeve. This wine is for those who live so in the moment, they can’t see what is just around the corner.
Tastes like: Dark red, mysterious fruits. Feels like: A premonition.
“Tempranillo is a full-bodied dry red wine native to Spain, it is medium to full bodied and similar in flavour to Shiraz.” $24 RRP AUD per bottle
An excessively crisp and ferociously flagrant Sangiovese from Italy. The rich notes, fully body and treacherous tannins will give your palate the sting it deserves.
Tastes like: Overconfidence. Feels like: A dangerous intersection.
“Sangiovese is a versatile wine bold flavoured wine that pairs well with nearly all savoury food, particularly tomato-based dishes, making it suitable for any dinner table.” $23 RRP AUD per bottle
An unquestionably succulent Malbec from the hyper adrenalised Mendoza region, with altitudinous cherries, deep chocolate and level headed spice.
Tastes like: The Summit. Feels like: A persuasive argument.
“An Argentinian favourite, Malbec is fast becoming a favourite among Aussies too. With intense cherry, chocolate & spice flavours it pairs perfectly with steak or a roast.” $23 RRP AUD per bottle
Take the pressure off next time you’re in charge of bringing a bottle to your dinner party. With one of these ripe reds, the conversation won’t be the only thing flowing around the table. Oh, and if your glasses run dry, just call on Jimmy, and have another delivered straight to your door! See more here.