Enjoying Sparkling Wine Season

Come November, a faint fizz fills the air as sparkling wine fills glasses right across Australia. The nation's thirst for sparkling wine steps up a notch with the little bubbles signifying it's time to party at Melbourne Cup and continues on until well after the festive season.

According to Lifestyle Food, there are many variations of sparkling wine, with the top end being wine from Tasmania and Champagne in France. Sparkling wines love a cool climate and these regions are ideal for producing spectacular sparkling wines.

Most sparkling wines are derived from grapes such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, but for Australia, it's all about the sparkling Shiraz. Its flavours are big and bold and the bubbly is quickly becoming a firm favourite all over the world.

Sparkling Shiraz makes the ideal accompaniment for the traditional Christmas roast and is delicious served chilled. The sweet, fruity nature of many sparkling wines means they also go well oysters and other types of seafood.

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Mireille Kilgour

Mireille Kilgour

Mireille Kilgour has been an entrepreneur for 35 years in the hospitality sector. French born, she has been an accomplished business owner and operator for a number of Sydney venues. Leading the industry with high profile institutions such as Lamrock Café Bondi, she has endless passion for the industry, and now has the pleasure of supporting restaurants to fill their tables with the new Good Food Gift Card program.