A GUIDE TO WINE TIME WITH THE GIRLS

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If you’re anything like me, you have a couple of kids mine are 10 months and 2 and sometimes I don’t even know how I get to the end of the day. Especially when my 2 year has massive tantrums or they’re sick. If I finally manage to get them to sleep, it’s so incredible to just open the fridge door and see a beautiful bottle of wine there and sit down with my phone just scroll for a bit and enjoy a glass of wine. Like Bec I don’t really overdo it much these days but I enjoy a really quality drop so much more than I did in my younger years.

Lisa Margan from Margan Wine was lovely enough to join us this week on our show listen below but if you’d like a little guide in regards to her tips to wine and ours these were them.

HOW TO NAVIGATE A BOTTLE SHOP

A bottle shop can be daunting, there are so many wines to choose from, if you’ve had a wine you enjoyed in the past, write it down in the ‘Notes’ section of your phone. Also, if you’ve enjoyed a wine from a particular region and of a certain variety chances are you’ll like others from that same region.

WHAT TO DRINK WHEN

If you’re enjoying dinner with your partner a complex wine can be nice to enjoy together a big Shiraz if you enjoy big flavours with a meet dish, or if you prefer something a little more mellow, maybe a Merlot or Cabernet. For a chicken or meat dish try a Chardonnay or a Pinot.

If you’re having a BBQ a nice craft beer can be good (I know it’s not wine but we’re just saying) something like Stone and Wood Pacific Ale or Wild Yak Pacific Ale is very girly even Bright Ale by Little Creatures is nice too. A Rose also goes down wonderfully at a day BBQ or a Pinot Gris.

If you’re having drinks with the girls Pinot or bubbles, some great bubbles include Aussie brand Candon Brut, Grant Burge, Grandin (a good, cheap French drop) or Pinot Gris.

WHAT’S COOL

Lisa says and we sort of knew it New Zealand Sav Blanc is out. Rose is in as is Pinot Gris and reds that aren’t quite so big are in too.

Listen to our show below and get 20% of Margan Wine until the end of the week when you quote ‘NHM’ at the checkout plus free delivery. Go into the draw to WIN 12 bottles of wine from Margan by listening to the wine show below, just click on the link.