Sip To Australia

Man with a boarding passHave you ever dreamed of traveling to Australia? Or maybe you’ve been and you’re anxious to get back? Whatever the case, the cost of the plane ticket is the same, and it’s not cheap. Trust me, I just looked it up. It’s over $1600 for a ticket leaving Orlando on August 15 and arriving in Sydney on August 18 (three days of traveling?!). Okay, fine, the plane ticket really isn’t that bad considering, but when you add on the hotel fees, a rental car, lost baggage, trinkets and a day with the koalas, you’ve got a jaw-dropping expense on your hands.

Luckily, we can help you drink your wine and save for your trip to Australia. Here’s how: Lindeman’s.

This line of Australian wine is currently priced lower than a latte. Buy a bottle, then put the amount you saved in a piggy bank shaped like a kangaroo. Example: You buy a $2.99 bottle of Lindeman’s Bin 85 Pinot Grigio instead of that $10.49 bottle of cutely-labeled white wine. Go home, open your new favorite Lindeman’s Pinot, pour a glass, then walk over to your kangaroo bank and shove $7.50 in the tiny money slot. You are now 7+ US dollars closer to Australia! Congratulations!

Start saving today with some of these awesome wines. First try this Australian sangria recipe:

Australian Sangria

Then work your way through the varietals below. We even added a few pairing ideas to make your sip to Australia even more delicious.

ChardonnayLindeman’s Bin 65 Chardonnay

Tastes like: fruit salad, peach, fig and toasted oak with a crisp finish

Pairs with: grilled fish and other seafood dishes

Saves: $22 compared to a $24.99 bottle of California Chardonnay

ShirazLindeman’s Bin 50 Shiraz

Tastes like: berry, plum, vanilla, oak and spice with a gentle, approachable palate and a soft finish

Pairs with: pasta with red meat or cheese

Saves: $10 compared to a $12.99 bottle of Australian Shiraz

MerlotLindeman’s Bin 40 Merlot

Tastes like: red berry, vanilla and oak with soft tannins and a medium body

Pairs with: Mandarin glazed duck

Saves: $6 compared to an $8.99 bottle of Chilean Merlot

Pinot GrigioLindeman’s Bin 85 Pinot Grigio

Tastes like: ripe green apple, grapefruit and pear with nice acidity and a lengthy finish

Pairs with: fresh seafood and salads

Saves: $12 compared to a $14.99 bottle of Oregon Pinot Grigio

Pinot NoirLindeman’s Bin 99 Pinot Noir

Tastes like: cherry, spice and berry with creamy texture, nice tannins and medium body

Pairs with: duck with creamy mashed potatoes

Saves: $16 compared to an $18.99 bottle of California Pinot Noir

Cab SauvLindeman’s Bin 45 Cabernet Sauvignon

Tastes like: plum, dark fruit, spice and chocolate with soft tannins

Pairs with: roasted red meats and vegetables

Saves: $44 compared to a $46.99 bottle of Washington Cabernet Sauvignon

Shiraz CabernetLindeman’s Bin 55 Shiraz/Cabernet

Tastes like: blackcurrant, mint, vanilla spice and oak with a lingering finish and medium body

Pairs with: roasted meats and baked pastas

Saves: $2.50 compared to a $5.49 bottle of Australian Shiraz Cabernet

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