It seems that everybody is looking for Merlot these days. Well, here's an Australian version that gives change from a $10 bill. Light and pretty, with cherry and currant notes and firm tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2000. 40,000 cases made.
Here's an inexpensive but good Aussie Chardonnay. Bright and refreshing, with lively green apple and citrus flavors that linger a bit on the finish. Drink now. 80,000 cases made.
Always solid for the money, this Lindemans offering is also easy to find. Youthful, with spicy fig and melon flavors keeping it lively. Has more going for it than most midpriced Chardonnays. 650,000 cases imported.
On the chewy side, but this Aussie Shiraz shows a nice core of blackberry flavor that lingers on the solid finish. Drink now through 2002. Easy to find, and too good a price to pass up. 60,000 cases made.
Here's a very good value-oriented California Chardonnay that should be easy to find. Refreshing, with crisp lemon and tangerine flavors and just a hint of oak. Drink now. 17,000 cases made.
Sips & Tips | Wine & Healthy Living
Video Theater | Collecting & Auctions