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White wine and family time for Father’s Day

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With the arrival of spring comes an important day – Father’s Day. We all know it’s tough deciding how to celebrate with dad and how to top the previous year.

How do you get him a gift he hasn’t had before? Cufflinks? A new tie? It’s a tough ask.

Picture your dad’s face as he rips through the wrapping paper to discover… socks.


What dad really wants this year, is what he wants every year, a Father’s Day feast with the family. Here, dad is in his element, he pours the wine, barbeques the meat, and tells his infamous jokes. Sometimes he just sits back and enjoys the show.

To really impress at this year’s Father’s Day feast you need some fail-safe food and white wine pairings.

Introduce dad and the family to the simple delight of lemon-grilled fish with a light Sauvignon Blanc, or – if dad is a simple snag kind of guy, then spicy sausages are smashing with an off-dry Riesling. But, if you really want to spoil him, fresh lobster goes hand-in-hand with Chardonnay, Brut Champagne or a Sparkling white.

If Dad’s on a health kick, a nice acidic Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay does wonders for a lean, skinless grilled chicken breast. For the Dad who loves his veggies, a green vegetable dish is enriched by the fullness of a Chardonnay or the minerality of a lovely Chablis, while a tomato-based dish is always amazing with a Sauvignon Blanc. Don’t forget a delicious desert, sweetened perfectly with a glass of white Moscato. A delicious Riesling enhances almost all great food, and – of course – great food brings the whole family together.

When it comes to choosing the right white wine for Dad’s special day, consider his favourite food. Dan Murphy’s dynamic range of local and imported whites ensures you’ll always find something for Dad. Whether his taste is for a crisp, dry Pinot Grigio, a fruity Gewürztraminer, or a spritzy sparkling white, your choices are endless. You are always guaranteed a great bottle if you seek the friendly and knowledgeable advice of the team at Dan Murphy’s.

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