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