The Wine List:
Breakfast with Twist
1. Innocent Bystander 2011 Pinot Gris (Yarra Valley)
A light & delicate glass of this Pinot Gris from the Yarra Valley is the perfect thing to start the engines early on in the day. Enjoy it with a large Aussie mango & other fruits for a breakfast, or, if you’re adverse to drinking before 10am have it solo later in the morning.
A Nip & A Nibble
2. El Coto 2008 Tempranillo (Rioja, Spain)
Not wanting to go too hard to early on with full-bodied reds, pop the cork on a juicy Tempranillo at about midday; an ideal red to compliment large chunks of cheese, pate, olives and any other tapas-style nibbles that tickle your festive fancy.
A Lengthy Lunch
3. Kilikanoon 2010 Exodus Shiraz (Barossa Valley)
4. Leconfield 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon (Coonawarra)
Decanted overnight, or aired slowly in the glass over the many hours of eating, digesting, and eating some more, these reds are ripe and rich and seamless in complexity, and certainly do justice to the occasion.
Sweet & Sticky
5. De Bortoli 2008 Noble One Botrytis Semillon
Stomach now at breaking point, fill what little space is left with a small bowl of sweets and a shot glass of the unbeatable Noble One Botrytis Semillon. Nectar of the gods.