With the good weather set to continue right through this weekend, I'm sure that all over the country people will be firing up their BBQ and when it comes to pairing wines with BBQ foods I can think of no one who does itbetter than our antipodean cousins who have taken this idea of grilling meat outdoors and turned it into a way of life.
So it's with a certain amount of serendipity that we have 20% off all Australian and New Zealand wines this weekend.
With over 100 wines on offer, there's something to suit every palate and pocket, and I have highlighted just a few of my favourites below.
Longview Yakka Shiraz, Now € 15.19 Save 20%
Family owned Longview wines have for many years possessed vineyards in one of Australia's finest cool climate terroirs.
Their flagship Yakka Shiraz is a model of cool restrained fruit, balance and complexity, but still displays lush ripe fruit. Here we have a stunning Shiraz that is going to improve and evolve for years.
This wine is just crying out for a charcoal grilled rib-eye steak.
Longview Bucket Red, Now € 11.99 Save20%
The vineyards are family owned and potentially the best in the Adelaide Hills; the winemaker Ben Glaetzer is one of the Australian elite; the result is the best Australian red you will ever taste at this price!
Spectacular fruit concentration and balance makes this red world class.
This is just thewine to go for with homemade beef burgers.
Bethany Cabernet/Merlot, Now € 12.99 Save 35%
Geoff Schrapel has been titled the 'Baron of the Barossa'. All his wines are ambassadors to the premium region of the Barossa Valley.
True to this region his wines are rich and flavour packed and this one is no exception.
Silky smooth withluscious ripe blackberry and blackcurrant fruit.
Delicious when paired with grilled lamb cutlets.
Omaka Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Now € 11.99 Save 20%
When you open a new Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand you want it to sing from that hymn sheet of big, pungent aromas and that is exactly what this does.
Big, bold Sauvignon, nothing thin or dilute here, this is packed with big vibrant flavours and aromas. Benchmark stuff.
For a real treatserve itwith some sizzling chilli and garlic prawns.
Astrolabe Sauvignon Blanc, Now € 15.19 Save 20%
Boasting fantastic aromatics and fruit character, this is what Marlborough is all about - easily one of New Zealand's most acclaimed wines.
Lemon grass, lime peel and elderflower on the nose, medium-bodied with gooseberry and citrus flavours, and a dry mineral finish.
Thisis awine that works perfectly with zingy summer salads.
Ara Pathway Pinot Noir, Now € 13.59 Save 20%
Made from the estates younger vines and designed to be drunk when young and floral, definitely aiming for and succeeding in making a more elegant style of Pinot.
Floral aromatics and beautiful fruit, no hint of jamminess, this is perfectly made Marlborough Pinot Noir.
Try itwith some seared tuna steaks for a match made in heaven.