Picking the Perfect Date Night Wine

Choosing the right wine for date night can be a difficult task. Clearing the air of any intolerances can make the difference between an evening memorable and an evening sober.

Lucky for you, we’ve got some sensibility when it comes to wine — what’s on trend, what’ll impress, and what’ll loosen her up. With the help of Craig de Blois, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Lifford and Ponté Wines, we’ve curated a range of wines to ensure you continue to impress.

Santa Margherita
Though patio wines are most popular in the summer, don’t shoo them away as autumn sets in. We aren’t after mere inebriation, but something closer to euphoria. $17

Mitolo Jester Shiraz
Mitolo’s wines are made by Ben Glaetzer, one of the hottest winemakers in Australia. The Jester Shiraz has delightfully complex aromas of chocolate-covered cherry, blackberry, coffee bean, spice cupboard and a hint of oak. It’s versatile flavour is helpful as it can work with a variety of dishes –  Everyday: spicy mushroom pasta. Takeout: chicken wings. Fine Dining: chili-rubbed tuna steaks. $27

Hahn Chardonnay
If she’s a Chardonnay lover, this is sure to impress. Harvested primarily from vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands where the climate is ideal for harvesting Chardonnay grapes. A clean straightforward , no-nonsense Chardonnay with juicy green apple, pear and citrus flavours balanced with a long oak finish. $17

Nicolas Feuillatte Brut
There’s something undeniably and understandably whimsical about champagne — it sets a romantic tone for the evening, especially if you choose a rosé. $45

Villa Sandi Prosecco
For champagne dreams on a more modest budget. This light and fruity Prosecco is a commendable apéritif that shares the same heady bubbles. $13

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