Okay so, its official, summer is here, and do you know what rhymes with summer? That’s right, alcohol!
We have put together a list of local summer thirst quenchers, perfect for a warm and balmy night.
Rosè from Basils Farm
Made from from Bellarine Pinot Noir fruit with a splash of Viognier, Basils Farm Rosè is easily one of our favourite summer tipples. Completing your palate with flavours of sour cherry, hints of strawberries and wild raspberries, this clear, bright wine’s perfection comes in its fresh acid finish. What comes next is a glass (or straw) to devour it.
Riesling from Patrick of Coonawarra’s Estate Range
If you’re looking for a clean and balanced bottle of happiness at the end of a hot and busy day, look no further. The 2018 Patrick Estate Riesling has an intense aroma of lime blossom, and citrus freshness, and it’s guaranteed to make your heart sing.
KAIJU! Golden Axe Crisp Apple Cider
This one’s as crisp as biting into a fresh apple! Golden Axe Apple Cider uses only freshly-crushed Victorian apples to maintain fruit flavour. A crisp, refreshing style with aromas of fresh-cut apples, straw and blossom. A vegan-friendly, gluten free cider with just enough sweetness to carry the flavour while leaving you wanting more.
Flying Brick Cider Co Original Cider
An easy choice for a delightful and satisfying drink now beverage on a hot day. Vanilla notes, creaming soda-like toffee complexity, and fresh apple sweetness. The Original Apple Cider from Flying Brick sounds like dessert in a bottle.
Juicy Banger by Blackmans Brewery
Called the ‘Juicy Banger’ the brew is an IPA with the body of a dry lager, hence the term they’re using for this one, the Indian Pale Lager. As they say, “It’s BIG on aroma and juicy flavours with the crisp finish of a Lager. It’s a banger and we can’t wait for you to wrap your lips around it.”
Furphy Beer AKA Refreshing Ale born in Geelong
A refreshing ale that is Geelong born and brewed, as well as using 100 percent Victorian hops and malt. Beginning with a clean and crisp sip, balancing fruit and malt flavours, to then finish with a smooth and refreshing taste. It just perfect for those balmy nights!
Rosey and the Rabbit via the Bellarine Distillery
This is literally heaven in a bottle. Rosey has aromas of butterscotch, caramel and sun dried apricots. The ex-Pinot Noir barrels have imparted a sweet red berry perfume and a soft buttery mouthfeel.
White Light Vodka Original (www.whitelightvodka.com)
A light citrus note, with a subtle hit of vanilla, it is no surprise that the Original is a crowd-pleaser, complete with a silky and creamy long finish. Best served over ice, with something fizzy, and fresh lime.
Now, all there is to do is to head down to your nearest bottle’o or stockist, then return home, put your feet up and drink up.
Written by Chloe Cicero