How sparkling shiraz was born
Sparkling shiraz (originally sparkling burgundy) was first produced in 1881.
Affordable and excellent bottles of sparkling shiraz
Dishes that best pair with sparkling shiraz
Sparkling shiraz pairs perfectly with all the brunch trimmings.
What else to do with sparkling shiraz
Try making sangria with the variety. Just add orange and lemon rinds, cinnamon, brandy, and a dash of soda. You could also add a squeeze of orange juice too, if you enjoy citrus. The fruit additions to this variety make a great cocktail starter before lunch is served.
Sparkling shiraz punch is also fantastic and refreshing on a hot summer day. Just add grapes, berries, mint, and soda. If preferred, add a dash of lemon juice for extra bite.
And for the sweeter side to sparkling shiraz, drop a scoop of vanilla ice cream into a glass for dessert. What erupts resembles a spider milkshake, yet on a more elegant, and extraordinary scale.
Unique bottles of sparkling shiraz to gift
Seppelt Show Sparkling Limited Release Grampians Shiraz sits at the top of leading sparkling shiraz. It’s an iconic bottle that’s come from years of crafting. James commends its excellence as a “unique and great Australian red wine”.
Barossa Valley Estate E&E Sparkling Shiraz is another excellent choice. Its flavours prove complex, embodying plum, mocha, and at times dark chocolate. James appreciates the finish, saying that it’s “carefully managed so that it is not heavy or sweet”. He also says that it is “One of the best examples at the present time.”
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wines to try
Billy Button Wines
The Cherished Sparkling Shiraz 2017Sparkling | Alpine Valleys
Rutherford Sparkling Shiraz 2019Sparkling | Grampians
MC Barossa Valley Sparkling Shiraz 2017Sparkling | Barossa Valley
Nicole Sparkling Non VintageSparkling | Barossa Valley
Sparkling Shiraz 2018Sparkling | Rutherglen
Mr Riggs Wine Company
Battle Axe McLaren Vale Sparkling Shiraz Non VintageSparkling | McLaren Vale
Comet Tail Sparkling Shiraz 2018Sparkling | McLaren Vale
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