It’s Party Time
How about putting together a crackingly celebratory selection of drinks that’ll put a spring on your face and a grin in your step this season. All of these drinks match superbly with any of the party dishes.
The brand-new Tohu Rewa Méthode Traditionnelle Marlborough Rosé 2015 ($40) is velvety and rich and with creamy-smooth, berrybrioche notes. It’s stylish, finely structured and just incredibly pretty and delicious to drink. tohuwines.co.nz
If you’re looking for something tasty and a bit more walletfriendly, I recommend the Veuve Laperrière Blanc de Blancs Brut NV ($16).
This rich, creamy, cashewy, peachy bubbles with a hint of sweetness is made entirely from chardonnay (that’s where the peachiness comes from). It’s a grin-inducing, biscuity little sip that will wow the crowds. thegoodwineco.co.nz
Or go down a different track with the new-release Peckham’s Home Block Reserve Cider 2018 750ml ($19.99). Featuring label artwork by Alex Peckham’s father Michael, this rich, juicyyet-dry cider is crafted from heirloom cider apples such as Tremlett’s Bitter, Harry Masters Jersey and Kingston Black. Crisp, complex, deeply flavoured and textural, it’s a style that’ll work perfectly across all these party flavours. peckhams.co.nz
If beer’s on the menu, make it a stunner. The Bach Brewing Golden Sauvin 328ml ($4.50) is brewed with Nelson sauvin, motueka, rakau and wai-iti hops alongside a splash of manuka honey with the aid of kölsch ale yeast for an ultra-fresh, citrus-led beer with grapefruit pip bitterness, biscuity malts, and a hint of honeyed sweetness.
For stockists in your area email enquiries@ bachbrewing.co.nz