🍷 DRINK BETTER Chilled Reds

No one is judging your ice cubes here. Try these five!

Chilled reds? After years, nay generations, of being conditioned to think otherwise? Yes, YES - they are a thing. Besides the fact (look it up) that Australians drink all of their red wine waaayyyyy too warm, getting the temp down on a lighter red just makes them so damn drinkable, especially when it’s hot. How do you get it right though - you don’t want your wine too cold either. The classic DRNKS method is to keep the wine in the fridge, like a white wine, and take it out about 15-20 minutes before you’re looking to drink it. If you can’t wait that long, or you just forget because you’re BUSY CHILLING YOURSELF, just open it and pour a couple of small glasses and the wine will come up in temperature in no time. Also, hot tip - just chuck a couple of ice blocks in your glass. Your mum likely does this all the time with her rosΓ©. Who’s judging now?

Now, which wines to keep on ice? That bit is easy.

2020 Fin Slurpy Boi
Everyone and everything needs a little bit of chill in 2020, but I haven’t seen a wine from this vintage more suited to it. This is perfect. Bright and juicy!

2020 Yugen Riding On Rainbows
This is literally like riding on a rainbow of Syrah and Pinot Gris. It does as it says.

2019 Phantom Merlo Grigio
There is a lot going on in this wine and it can almost be a bit overwhelming but cool it down a bit and voila, it turns into a mad chiller.

2020 Gentle Folk Vin De Sofa
The classic! Also great not chilled. This wine was made for an esky at the beach. Spicy and vibrant.

2019 Foradori Lezèr
A fancy boy from the Italian Alps. Essential mountain wine at home or on ice in the park next to the taramasalata dip.