A mixture of red Shiraz and white Viognier grapes from Bush Telegraph in South Eastern Australia. The combination is famous for the wines of Cote Rotie in France and works just as well in warmer climes.
A bottle of Château Miraval Rosé. The estate is now owned by "Brangelina", having previously been used by recording artists such as The Cranberries, Pink Floyd and Sting. This rosé is made by them by the Perrin family, of Château de Beaucastel fame and unsuprisingly is a Rhône-type blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah and Rolle/Vermentino. Wine Advocate: Best Rosé in the World 2012
A bottle of Chateau Gruaud Larose 1993. A second growth in the 1855 Bordeaux classification, prices are kept reasonable due to the fact that Robert Parker does not score the wine, allegedly as the winery dog bit him on a previous visit. 1993 was a notoriously wet year, but where the grapes were treated well, as they were here, the wines are elegant and soft rather than being diluted.
A pack of six bottles of New Zealand's most famous wine export, Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc. Made using both their own vineyards and trusted other growers in the Wairau Valley, this is classic 'gooseberry and cat's pee' New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.