25 May Chronicle Counsel: International Wine Day
As today is International Wine Day, I thought I’d share a review of Edenvale’s wine, I’ve been fortunate enough to review during the lockdown period.
As someone who works in events and public relations, there is a misconception that it’s all sparkling wine, red wine, and parties. (It really couldn’t be further from the truth!)
But, knowing what wine suits a certain occasion is in all seriousness a very important skill when organising events. (Side note: If you’d like to see what events are coming up – click here!) Just because we were in lockdown didn’t mean that events had to pass without celebration.
Edendale’s traditional wines have the alcohol removed and they are perfect to use in cooking and for those who can’t or don’t want to indulge in an alcoholic beverage. (Perfect for baby-showers, or during Dry July!)
During the lockdown, the cul-de-sac where I live organised a socially spaced evening, with everyone sitting in their driveways, listening to one of our young neighbours sing for the locals! It was the perfect opportunity to open the Edenvale Shiraz.
It’s a light-flavoured red, with a deep ruby colour and according to the label great with pizzas (which I can confirm!) It does have a slight fruit-juice flavour, and as its alcohol-free, definitely doesn’t have that robust taste many reds have.
The second occasion, one of my friends had cause for celebration as she had secured a new job (exciting any time but even more so during COVID-19).
The news coincided with the fact that visitors to family homes were now acceptable, so I popped over to my friend’s home with a bottle of Edenvale sparkling to accompany the cheese platter for nibbles.
Again, the fruitiness of the sparkling was a stand-out flavour, it certainly worked well with the cheddar and blue cheeses.
If you’re looking for an alcohol-free option for a celebration, I highly recommend the Edenvale range. Edenvale wines can be picked up during a standard food shop. With bottles starting at $9.50, they are available at Woolworths, Coles, Dan Murphys and independent grocers.
For more information visit Edenvale online