Ditch the barbie, beers and pavlova and create your own Antipodean experience with inspiration from Australia’s number one wine brand, Hardys.
Hardys Stamp Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay
Chardonnay: regrettable name for a girl, but a rather undervalued white wine at the moment. Each glass delivers fresh lime with hints of nectarine and apricot and a fresh, zingy finish. This sparkling wine perfectly complements classic all-brunch dishes such as baked eggs and corn fritters. Perfect for toasting Australia Day with an all-day brunch. £9.75, ASDA.
William Hardy Shiraz 2012
Pair barbequed meats with a glass of William Hardy Shiraz. This full bodied wine displays rich plum and mulberry fruit flavours complemented by dark chocolate, vanilla and spice, with a soft, rounded palate and a long, savoury finish. A classic Australian Shiraz to enjoy with a winter BBQ. £8.99, Tesco, Morrisons and ASDA.
Hardys Stamp Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
This crisp, dry white wine with aromatic flavours of citrus, lychee and passion fruit provides the perfect, crisp pairing with seafood. £7.99 Tesco, Morrisons, ASDA and Sainsbury’s.
Onglet and mackerel with Eileen Hardy Pinot Noir and William Hardy Chardonnay
A classic Australian favourite, surf and turf offers the best of sea and land. Impress your friends with a fresh take on this much loved combination created by Aussie-run Lantana Café in Shoreditch.
Grill your Onglet (an undervalued cut; also referred to as skirt or hanger steak) and serve it rare in a gem lettuce leaf boat, sprinkled with flaked baked mackerel and topped with gochujang, a spicy Korean dipping sauce. A great excuse to bring out the red and white in a nod to the meat and fish flavours. We’re quite partial to the Eileen Hardy Pinot Noir (hardys1853club.com, £34.99) and William Hardy Chardonnay (Tesco, Morrisons and ASDA, £8.99).