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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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Wine Club Reviews Australia

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If yes, check out the below wine club from Australia with incredible reviews.

Wine Of The Month Club

Wine Club Reviews Australia

Wine Club Reviews Australia

“We’re the original Wine of the month club in Australia and the reviews have been fantastic”, said Max from the Wine Of The Month Club .

The Wine Of The Month Club is a monthly wine club where members receive a different bottle (or two bottles depending on the membership type) from boutique wineries and vineyards around Australia and the world.

“Wine club deliveries are sent every month in the last week of every month and members love the surprise of not knowing the wine type, variety or brand of wine.”

Ideal for corporate gift giving, birthday gifts, Christmas gifts and more.

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Last Minute Christmas Gifts

Are you looking for last minute Christmas gifts? Hurry!

Last Minute Christmas Gifts

Last Minute Christmas Gifts

“Click, print and give someone a last minute E Gift Card and membership to one of our amazing clubs!”

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It’s the gift that keeps on giving when other gifts are gone
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About Christmas Colours

Red, green and gold are traditional Christmas colours across the Western and Northern parts of the world, but how did it start and what do they represent?

Christmas colours

Christmas colours

GREEN

Green represents evergreen plants such as Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe and have been used for literally thousands of years to decorate buildings during winter. They are also a reminder to people suffering through cold winters that spring is just around the corner! And today the colour green is commonly seen on Christmas trees in people homes across the world.

RED

One of the many visible colours of red at Christmas time were  apples on paradise trees – And apples falling represented the fall of Adam in famous plays.

The colour red is also the colour of Holly berries which represents the blood of Jesus when he crucified on the cross.

The colour red is also the colour used on many Bishops robes was famously worn by St Nicholas and hence the colour of Santa’s uniform.

Gold

Gold is the colour of the Sun and light joined together – with both red and gold being the colours of fire that people need for warmth at Christmas time. Gold was also one of the many gifts given to the baby Jesus by one of the wise men – With gold stars guiding the wise men to Jesus.

White

The colour white is associated with purity and peace in Western cultures. And is of course the colour of snow which is synonymous with Christmas.

“This isn’t the full history of Christmas colours but something we can all use to add a little colour Christmas conversations”, said Sam from Gift Of The Month Clubs.

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Merry Christmas!
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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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Christmas Gifts for Friends and Family

Christmas is a magical time of year for giving and receiving all kinds of wonderful gifts. But the most important gift you can give is  the gift of love and friendship.

Christmas Gifts for Friends and Family

Christmas Gifts for Friends and Family


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