Australia is blessed with some fantastic vineyards, from the Barossa to the Hunter and as far afield as Margaret River, our wines are almost as popular as our landmarks.
Luckiest of all are we Australians who have pick of the vineyards and get to enjoy every drop. Wine collecting and education is growing and as consumers we are learning to savour, enjoy and understand wine, all without losing the fun of having a drink with friends.
There are gadgets today, which aerate our red wines as soon as they are opened so you can enjoy a fuller flavour, quicker. They are ingenious, simple to use and really do make a difference to the wine you taste. Test one bottle with and one without a wine aerator and you will quickly see the benefits. The only problem is that the wine can become a little too drinkable!
If you do feel you have had a little too much, but have opened a bottle, you can preserve the wine for greater taste. Screwing the lid back on is ‘ok’ but if you have a cork or savour your wine, look for a specially designed, portable wine preserver which controls air pressure keeping your wine at its best for longer.
For the diner party host there is no better compliment than that of your dinner setting. There are some amazing wine bottle holders on the market which look like suspended rope or chain. A really different way to start a party!
Make the most of your wine experience by choosing one of the new wine accessories on the market. They also make ideal gifts for any lover of the grape!