Australia Day on the 26th January is the perfect annual excuse to celebrate all that is great and good about our antipodean cousins, and a welcome chance to bring a slice of the outback sunshine to our chillier climes.
This Australia Day, why not raise a g'day toast to the land 'Down Under' with a glass of something special from the cellar of Neil McGuigan, who has just been awarded the IWSC's winemaker of the year for an unprecedented third year.
Hailing from the country's renowned Hunter Valley region, whether it's a white or a red that you're looking for, the Black Label range has the perfect easy drinking and quintessentially Australian wine for your celebration: -
McGuigan Black Label Red
McGuigans Black Label Blend is the foundling wine of McGuigan's and is the number one selling red wine in Australia. It is renowned for its rich fruit flavours and smooth finish. This indulgent wine is perfect for the winter months with lovely berry and spice aromas and is a great accompaniment to Asian food and tomato based Italian dishes such as pizza and pasta puttanesca.
McGuigan Black Label Merlot
With plenty of ripe red berry aromas, flavours of raspberry, cherry & plum and a velvety texture, this wine is ideal to drink with a range of dishes featuring red meat, pork and chicken.
McGuigan Black Label Pinot Grigio
Bright, fruity and very Australian, McGuigan Black Label Pinot Grigio guarantees a g'day mate. It is full of tropical fruit flavours including hints of melon, pineapple and peach and complimented with a hint of spice. It is a tasty accompaniment to chicken risotto or paella for a classic Aussie night in.
McGuigan Black Label Sauvignon Blanc
Full flavoured with classic hints of passion fruit, cut grass and peach, this perfectly balanced white is crisp and clean. Whether you're cooking seafood or pasta its zesty lime finish is sure not to disappoint.
For more information please see www.mcguiganwines.co.uk