As the winter chill begins to lift, now is the time most Australians start preparing for summer entertaining and the festive season – moving indoor soirees to outdoor gatherings and seeking inspiration for stocking fillers. Whether it’s finding the perfect partner for your end-of-year celebrations or a delicious gift for your nearest and dearest, Constellation Brands brings you a selection of impressive drops across their most iconic wine ranges including Kim Crawford, Legends & Lies, Young & Co and Crafters Union Wines.
Super Fresh – Spanish Tempranillo
For all those returning from their European Summer ‘vacays’ and slipping into the magnificent Aussie summer, the Super Fresh Spanish Tempranillo is the best party companion to maintain that relaxed holiday feeling. A fabulous, fresh and fruity Tempranillo from sunny Spain will satisfy any post travel blues, as well as making the perfect companion to those hearty Christmas feasts. Say “hola” to a wine that celebrates juicy red fruits with just enough spice to round out the flavours creating a long finish. Delicioso! Available in BWS nationally at RRP $18.00.
Legends & Lies Rosé
With its playful packaging, Legends & Lies Rosé, is perfect for those who are looking for a quality wine with a unique twist. Top off the festive dinner party excitement with this wine’s luscious and juicy fruit palate, vibrant acidity and crisp, dry finish. A drop that’s truly worthy of its Legends title. Available in Liquorland nationally at RRP $29.99.
The Jam – McLaren Vale Shiraz
The Jam is a rich Shiraz with a glorious attitude evoking an abundance of fruit flavours. This wine offers a lush palate of blackberry and dark plum, accompanied by a playful hint of sweet oak and spice. Jewel-like in colour, it throws tones of deep ruby red. The aroma is an enticing blend of ripe blackberry fruit, mocha and spice. Available in BWS nationally at RRP $23.00.
Crafters Union Wines – Spritz Cans
The ideal aperitif to kick off a summer soiree, Crafters Union Wines cans are available in all your favourite varietals. Choose from the rich and fruit-driven Shiraz, the lush McLaren Vale Rosé with hints of watermelon and strawberry flavours, the summer fresh Pinot Grigio or the vibrant gooseberry and zesty vibe of the Sauvignon Blanc. Perfect for the active socialites who love the convenience of wine in a can, or a delicious stocking filler. Available in BWS nationally at RRP $8.00 (250ml can).
Young & Co Berry Riot – French Grenache
Young & Co’s Berry Riot French Grenache is perfect for fashionistas and beauty lovers who can’t resist a delectable wine and cheese night with friends. Bursting with style and sass, this Grenache has aromas and flavours of red berry fruit, while providing a seamless and elegant structure that makes for a tasteful pairing for BBQs and canapes. The striking label is sure to stand-out and be a conversation starter at this year’s Christmas dinner celebrations. Available in BWS nationally at RRP $23.00.
Crafters Union Pinot Grigio
This Pinot Grigio oozes everything summer. Sourced from the stunning Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand, this pale green wine has golden hues and a beautiful bouquet of nectarine and pear. The palate showcases fresh melon and apple with voluptuous texture and a rounded finish. Already beautifully wrapped, this delicious wine is the perfect last-minute gift for those who don’t want to turn up empty handed to a picnic or dinner party. Available in BWS stores nationally for RRP $20.00.
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
This refreshing Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc screams summer, offering aromas of lifted citrus, bright fruits and crushed herbs. The palate is tropical with splashes of passionfruit, melon and grapefruit flavours. The hardest decision you’ll make with this wine is whether you enjoy a chilled glass with fresh mixed salads, shake it up in a summer cocktail or make some delicious Kim Crawford floral popsicles. Available nationally for RRP $22.00
For something simply amazing, try the crowd favourite Kim Crawford Floral Petals Pops recipe below:
KIM CRAWFORD FLORAL PETAL POPS
What you’ll need:
1 bottle Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
3 tablespoons of simple syrup
25-30 edible flowers
In a pitcher, mix Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, simple syrup and edible flowers
Fill popsicle moulds with mixture and freeze for a minimum 6 hours