Wines of all types can be found and bought through online retailers, but which is the best buy wine of the year? With over two thousand different types of wine available through the retail wine stores in Australia, it can be difficult to choose. To help you make your decision, we’ve gathered the top four picks this year.
One of the top wines of the year is Cabernet Sauvignon, from California’s Napa Valley. This grape varietal has topped the charts for overall wines in the tasting rooms of the U.S. and Europe and has grown at a faster rate this season. The grape’s full body and soft, mellow flavors make it ideal for blending with different grapes, as well as being easy to pair with cheese and meat. It pairs particularly well with pork and beef sauces, and with cheeses like brie and Camembert. Although it comes in at number eight on our plus world market value wine list, it goes over very well with lighter foods and dishes. A bottle of this wine should certainly be on the table for dinner.
Australian Shiraz was also on our list this year, but falls a bit lower down the list due to its relative lack of popularity compared to Cabernet. Still, Shiraz still has excellent flavor, thanks largely to the method of winemaking, which involves letting the grape skins soak in Cabernet Sauvignon for several weeks before pressing the juice, which makes the wine very sweet and spicy. As with Cabernet, it pairs very well with meats and cheese. A bottle of this wine, with some cheeses baked on the peel, such as brie and Camembert, is a very good fit for a dinner.
California Cabernet Sauvignon is the fourth pick for the best buy wine of the year and is one of the most expensive wines on the list. It pairs very well with meats, especially pork and beef, and even veal. However, it can also be found on the menu for more vegetarian meals, such as ragout. A well-rounded meal with this wine would be a perfect companion to grilled chicken or a grilled steak.
Italy’s Malbec is on the list for the best buys of the year. It’s typically found in the Tuscan kitchen, where it’s paired with meat that’s been simmered with tomatoes. The soft, gentle flavor of Malbec is much less powerful than that of Cabernet Sauvignon, which makes it a good match for softer food. Pairing it with goat cheese would be a good idea. Italian wine coolers have been popping up in every city over the past couple of years, and you can find a variety of different brands.
One of the most difficult things to buy for a connoisseur is dessert wines. Since they usually come in small quantities, they are often paired with sweet desserts like puddings and cakes. Chardonnays are a great match for dark-colored pastries and deserts, such as chocolate cake and raspberry pie. This is also a great list of the top best buys for the 2021 season, because of how versatile these types of wines are.
New Zealand Shiraz ranks among the best buys of the year. With a fruity and berry aroma, the flavors have a hint of plums, and blackcurrants. They’re fantastic with Australian white meats, lamb and beef. They can also be paired very well with sweet fruits, especially strawberries. Many Italian restaurants have been pairing this wine with pizza dough, as well as with espresso.
This was also a great list of the top best buys wine of the year. It pairs very well with fruity foods, including mangoes and strawberries. Other food pairing opportunities include cheese, salads, and apples. However, this is a dry red; so it is not recommended to pair it with meat. The main highlight of this wine, however, is that it comes from Douro Red from Brazil, which means that it’s a certified organically-grown product.