Australia’s $20 Wine Guy shares his picks for Valentine’s Day and all can be found for under $20.
Kim Brebach the $20 Wine Guy says, “I’ve chosen these wines to complement the kinds of dishes you’re likely to cook or order on Valentine’s Day, either at home or at a BYO restaurant.”
Entrees: Oysters, scallops and canapés are a perfect match for dry sparkling wine.
• De Bortoli Rococo Blanc de Blanc NV—soft and creamy;
• Chandon Brut NV—a bit more complexity, one of our best.
For all seafood dishes, try:
• Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc 2013—tangy and herbaceous, great value for money;
• Rosily Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2014 — a classic Margaret River style.
For chicken and pork dishes, try:
• Leo Buring Clare Riesling 2013 — a superb Riesling for a pittance;
• Delatite Dead Man’s Hill Gewurztraminer 2013.
For duck or a rack of lamb, try:
• St Clair Pinot Noir 2013 — from NZ, cherries and raspberries, dry finish;
• Abel’s Tempest Pinot Noir 2012—from Tassie, silky smooth.
Steak and beef dishes go best with robust reds. Try:
• Lake Breeze Bernoota Cabernet Shiraz 2012 — from Langhorne Creek;
• Lock & Key Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 — soft and smooth, not too big.
Desserts: Desserts go well with traditional dessert wines but also with Moscato. Try:
• The Stump Jump Sticky 2010 — sweet, youthful and seductive;
• Innocent Bystander Moscato — sweet, charming and fizzy. Low alcohol.
Check out more of Kim’s tips and best wines under $20 here.
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