It’s that time of year again. From spring carnival right through to Christmas and New Year, party season is upon us. If you’re the one throwing your own party, or maybe you’ve been tasked with organising one at work, selecting the wines can be daunting. With so much to choose from and so many different tastes to cater for, how can you possibly pick the right wine?
First things first, there is no right wine but there are smart choices that will see your party go off in style and put smiles on the faces of all your guests. The key is to pick a few wines of differing styles but with one thing in common: they’re all crowd pleasers. Now is not the time to dig out the weird and wonderful unless you are very sure of your audience. Far better simply to focus on quality wines that are approachable, generous, bright and fresh. That way, there will be something for everyone and no one will be left out.
We’ve picked a few of our favourite party wines to help you on your way and put together some fantastic party packs so you can tick one thing off your party planning list right away.
Aromas of cherry, strawberry and musk, which open up onto a lively palate of red fruit with lovely undertones of savoury spice and ends with a crisp and crunchy finish. A great aperitif style wine.
Item Code: ITM15324
A classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Bright grapefruit, passionfruit and guava on the nose follow onto a crisp vibrant palate where tropical fruit characters combine with zesty acidity resulting in a juicy and refreshing wine.
Item Code: ITM17689
A lighter style of Shiraz with bright red fruit aromas, plenty of white pepper, and a hint of something savoury. The palate is medium-bodied, rather than full, with a red fruit profile, and a nice savoury line running through it. Recommended.
Item Code: ITM22299
Deep, savoury Cabernet characters of blackcurrant, dark cherry, damp earth and cedar mingle with a spicy complexity care of the vibrant Malbec portion (14%) Luscious and juicy upfront, the dark berry fruit is complemented by savoury elements of beef stock and dried woody herbs. There is a wonderful length of flavour as the palate transitions to a fine, textural and dusty drying finish in classical Cabernet style.
Item Code: ITM22121
The pop of a cork means it’s time to celebrate. We've selected three premium bottles of sparkling and packed to bottles of each into this six-pack so you can sit back and relax knowing that you all set to celebrate this festive season. Cheers!
Item Code: ITM23439
How doesn't love a party? But sometimes finding that right balance of wines can be tricky, which is why we've packed up this case just for you. Filled with over $230 worth of delicious crowd-pleasing gems, our celebration mixed dozen will help take the stress off your next party.
Item Code: ITM23442