Anita McPherson, Ovens & Murray Advertiser, October 2011Deciding what wine to take to dinner when the hosts insist you don't bring anything, can sometimes be a bit tricky.
If your friends are determined to match their own wines to their menu, it's best not to throw a spanner in their works, but to offer them something special wrapped with a card, for later. They'll be too busy to bother with it immediately, and your gift won't get lost in the mix.
If it's a good old BYO on the other hand, then just about anything goes, and you can't go wrong with bringing a playful, party starter, that tastes as delightful as it looks. Rutherglen Estates Moscato is made in the traditional Italian frizzante style, bottled under pressure with a crown seal to retain its freshness and fizz.
This drop is so much fun, it will have you cartwheeling across the lawn with its buzzy perfume and upbeat, strawberry gelate flavour. Lowish in alcohol and with a light but sweet palate, it makes a great summer lunch wine with cool or warm salads, or a celebratory aperitif mid-morning before the first race.
When summer weather eventually takes hold, make this your signature gift or the "friend" you bring along, and you'll become the most wanted guest at weddings, parties, anything.
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