May 7, 2020
At home

Best boozy picks – from your laptop

Take advantage of some downtime (and home delivery) to pour yourself a glass of a few of South Australia's finest drops – that includes beer, wine and spirits. Support local; drink local.

There’s cause for celebration when you pop open Amadio Wines’ NV Amadio Black Label Brut. It’s an elegant sparkling with vibrant stone fruit flavours. Cheers! Produced from Ligurian bee honey, Chain of Ponds Island Sting is all about the history of Kangaroo Island’s unique bees. The honey liqueur hits the spot as an after-dinner drink, cocktail or mixer. It is fermented and flavoured with natural herbs, spices and tree barks found on the island.

Over to Port Lincoln, where Peter Teakle Wines’ 2018 Estate Merlot is ready to crack open. Taste the flavours of plum, raspberry and liquorice in the wine, made from grapes grown two kilometres from Lincoln’s foreshore. If you’re fast, they have 20 per cent off and free shipping for Mother’s Day.


According to Alpha Box & Dice, their Tarot Pinot Grigio smells like fresh rain on warm earth and how can you go past that? Taste the spice, apple and pear acidity and drink it with creamy pasta, mushroom and pate, and prosciutto and other cured meats.


Tour South Australia’s wine regions with the SA Great Wine Pack from Big Easy Drinks. The selection includes some special releases and back vintage stock, showcases our regions. There are some great picks from labels including Tomfoolery in the Barossa Valley and BK Wines in the Adelaide Hills.

The 2019 Barossa Shiraz Gin is made with a whole bunch of handpicked Western Barossa Shiraz, macerated in Seppeltsfield Road Distillers’ House Gin. It delivers rich fruit flavours, subtle juniper, orange and cinnamon notes. Serve as a sipping gin or over ice with tonic.


Pirate Life beers are now available online – their limited edition cans can now be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home thanks to some modifications to their caning line. In January, the brewery set themselves a goal to release 100 new beers by the year’s end, so there will be plenty of new brews to try. For the traditionalists, the Mixed 16 Pack – Core has a lager, Throwback IPA, pale ale and IPA.

There’s no better time to give in to the season and enjoy Prancing Pony’s Autumn Carton. The carton includes bottles of The Zeppelin, Amber Ale, Sunshine Ale and India Red Ale. The Zeppelin is the perfect breakfast beer – go on, why not? It’s juicy with lots of fresh, fruity flavours.


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