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Salute to International Wine Day!

Salute to International wine day!

Shiraz Mataro

Shiraz Mataro

Wine has been around for as many years as one can count and it’s that time of year again to raise your glass to International Wine Day. Salute!

Here’s some even better news. There are a number of health benefits to drinking a glass or two of wine. For example, moderate wine drinkers will lower their chance of liver disease, type two diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, and various forms of cancer. A wine or two has also been known to reduce bad cholesterol or LDL and increases good cholesterol  known as HDL.

Plus a glass of wine won’t add much to your waist line either with approximately 100 calories only, plus wine is fat and cholesterol free.

So what kind of wine should you choose to drink? Well if you are new to drinking wine, here are some tips to make you look like you know what you are talking about, including what to drink and eat to to increase your overall experience.

Note: There are many varieties of wine to choose from and here are eight of the main varieties.

Riesling

Riesling is a white grape from Germany. Bet you didn’t know that!? Pair a glass of riesling with turkey or hot food and dance the night away.

Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris is also another white wine you will enjoy. It comes from France and has a semi sweet taste which makes it very easy to drink for most people. Enjoy a Pinot Gris with a salad or mild cheese.

Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is a very popular variety of white wine. It’s a white wine with a bit of honeydew and melon flavors mixed with a hint of mint, if you want to sound cool of course. Drink a Sauvignon Blanc wine with fish and white meat. For example, a sauvignon blanc goes great  with fish and chips!

Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a dry white variety as well. The lemon flavor compliments seafood varieties like crab and shrimp and soft cheeses like triple cream brie. And is one of Australia’s most popular wine varieties.

Pinot Noir

Now to the red wines, and let’s start with a little berry picking shall we. Pinot Noir, a light-to-medium red wine, often tastes like cherry and cranberry, but it can have a hint of black raspberry cola depending on the region. Enjoy a glass of Pinot Noir with veal, duck and cheese like gruyere cheese.

Zinfandel

Feeling fruity? Zinfandel is a wine full of exotic fruit flavors. This medium-red wine goes well with chicken, Thai food and cheddar cheese. Try it some day, you wont be disappointed.

Syrah

Syrah tastes of blueberry, plum, tobacco, black pepper and more and has been selected in the Wine Of The Month Club, but don’t let the complexity of the flavour scare you, Syrah is a red wine that plays well with lamb, beef, and white cheddar. A great winter wine or enjoy it any time of the year.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied red wine variety. It tastes of black cherry, baking spices, black currant and cedar. Pair this drink with some smoked meats and aged cheddar to properly enjoy. A great colder weather wine, but you can enjoy it at any time of the year.

Now that you know a few tips on pairing your wines, have a great  National Wine Day!

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“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” is a famous Christmas song that was originally written in 1951 by Meredith Willson – And the name of the song was originally titled “It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas”. This famous Christmas song has been recorded by numerous artists over the years hoping for a Christmas hit, and became particularly popular with Perry Como and the Fontane Sisters accompanied by Mitchell Ayres and his orchestra in 1951 – Bing Cosby was another to have a hit and others later.

Christmas song

Christmas song

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Charles Dickens Christmas Poem

Charles John Huffam Dickens was born in England and became known as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period writing some of English literature’s most iconic novels and characters. He became more famous than any previous authors had ever become and to this day remains an iconic figure.

Charles Dickens Christmas Poem

Charles Dickens Christmas Poem

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!” Charles Dickens


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This Christmas

“Christmas is a wonderful time of year but if you’re not careful it’s possible to fall in to the doom and gloom of comparing ourselves to others”, says Samantha from Gift Of The Month Clubs. “So if you find this starting to happen to you our simple message is..

This Christmas

Merry Christmas!

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Unique Christmas Gift for Men

Beer Of The Month Club
Do the men in your life enjoy a beer? Silly question we know. So why not give the perfect Christmas gift for men this year with a membership to the Beer Of The Month Club!

Unique Christmas Gift for Men

Unique Christmas Gift for Men

Wine Of The Month Club
Do the men in your life enjoy a good wine? Well one of the most unique Christmas gifts for men is a gift subscription to the Wine Of The Month Club! It’s a monthly wine club that finds and selects a different bottle of boutique wine every month and delivers it to members homes or offices. Salute!

Unique Christmas Gifts Australia

Unique Christmas Gifts Australia

Cider Of The Month Club
A gift subscription to a monthly cider club for men is something you can both enjoy because every month you will receive a different pack of craft cider for 3, 6 or 12 months! Cheers!

Unique Christmas gift for men

Unique Christmas gift for men

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Christmas Gifts for Him

Are you searching for the best Christmas gifts for him?

“We’ve got some of the best Christmas gifts for him in Australia”, says Max from Gift Of The Month Clubs, “For example..

Beer Of The Month Club
A club where members receive a different pack of hard to find and or award winning craft beer every month for 3, 6 or 12 months!

Best Christmas gifts for him

Best Christmas gifts for him

Wine Of The Month Club
A wine membership club where members receive a different bottle of boutique wine every month for 3, 6 or 12 months.

Christmas gifts for him

Christmas gifts for him

Tie Of The Month Club
A great Christmas gift idea for him. Members receive a different tie in the mail or at their office every month for 3, 6 or 12 months.

Christmas gift for him

Christmas gift for him

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What Is The Secret To Happiness?

I was reading a blog about happiness and was moved by some of the quotes. And so my gift today is to share. Enjoy..

Smile and be happy

Smile and be happy

“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” H.  Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.” – Bernard Meltzer

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama

So the secret to happiness is there is no secret. We just have to make ourselves aware of it mentally, how we program our minds, embrace happiness and give more than we take because we’re all connected.

Kind regards,
Anne from Gift Of The Month Clubs

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Christmas Retail Sales in Australia

Australia’s leading banks have reported record credit card transactions in the weeks leading up to Christmas day and post Christmas week.

However pre Christmas sales started slowly due to a mix of rising unemployment, the siege in Martin Place Sydney and the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott warning Australian families to be on high alert.

Official retails sales figures for December in the lead up to Christmas day have not been officially released, but industry bodies report Australian retailers successfully sold more than the previous year over the same Christmas period.

Household goods have sold well off the back of increased activity in the new housing market with items such as barbecues, bedding and furniture selling well over Christmas. But this Christmas story hasn’t been the same for clothing with total sales reprtedly down as a direct result of discounting by Australian retailers trying to compete with the internet and increased competition from new entrants in the market.

In just 24 hours on Boxing Day the National Australia Bank processed a record 5.7 million ATM, EFTPOS, debit and credit card transactions with up to 147 transactions per second. This was on top of another record day posted just two days earlier which saw 9.9 million transactions on the second last day to Christmas over a 24 hour period along with 1.9 million account holders logging in to online accounts, said the National Australia Bank.

The Australian Retailers Association estimates $45 billion in sales were sold between November 15 and Christmas Eve. Plus another $16.1 billion from Boxing Day to January 15.

David Jones said sales were reportedly as predicted according to David Jones and Myer has declined to release any sales data but will inevitably have to in earnings reports

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