ACROSS the region, home cooks began dusting off their crock pots and dragging out their baking dishes at the first sign of a change in the weather.
A little rain fell and after a few nippy nights our thoughts quickly turned to braised beef, corned silverside and piping hot bowls of pea and ham soup.
But we should know by now that these things don’t tend to happen overnight and the end of daylight savings doesn’t mean the summer heat is quite finished with us yet.
Like everyone else I’m looking forward to a change but I’m also savouring those last days of being sun-kissed, short sleeved and bare legged in the great outdoors.
It’s why I’m savouring crisp and refreshing whites like Sam Miranda Arneis.
The crystal clear wine was made from fruit grown in cool climate vineyards at the base of Mt Buffalo and at Cheshunt which was then handpicked and gently pressed.
It has a fruity and quite heady and vibrant floral aroma, which leads invitingly to the flavour, which sings with delicate pear and uplifting lemony freshness.
The balanced acidity and dry finish makes it ideal to enjoy with tempura fish, grilled prawns or chicken, which means it will work with rice paper rolls through to a Sunday roast chook.
Which is just as well, because at this time of year you never know what to have on the menu.
Taste the range at the cellar door in Oxley or visit www.sammiranda.com.au.