Top six wines women want

Here's THE list of wines that women want voted by a group of 18 Brisbane women who know wine and love to drink it.

Instigated by Manda Duffy of Wine North and Barambah Wines, the 'Wine Women Want Taste Off' was held in conjunction with Paula Tewksbery's Brisbane Fine Wine Festival scheduled for the Mercure from June 26 to 28. Paula has some seriously good prices on these wines at the festival.

And the winner is -
  1. 2004 Chain of Ponds “The Amadeus” Cabernet Sauvignon Adelaide Hills SA - $25.99 / $22.99
  2. 2002 Bertrand Devavry Prestige French Champagne,Village of Hautvelliers - $84.99 / $74.99
  3. 2005 Shingleback “D Block” Shiraz, McLaren Vale, SA - $52.99 / $49.99
  4. 2005 Ben Potts “Fiddlers Block” Shiraz, Langhorne Creek, SA - $31.99 / $27.99
  5. 2005 Lake Breeze “Arthur’s Reserve” Cabernet Sauvignon, Langhorne Creek, SA - $32.99 / $28.99
  6. 2008 Cassegrain Premium Chardonnay, Tumbarumba & Northern Slopes, NSW - $10.99 / $9.50
Paula says the winning red is a red with age, finesse and elegance. Sounds like a good combo to me!

The Brisbane Fine Wine Festival is worth a look and the masterclasses are an absolute bargain. For $25 you can experience a tutored wine tasting of eight different wines, four canapes and a take home bag. Chefs include Stephane Bremont from Tukka Restaurant and “The Truffle Man”, Philippe Reboul who will explore the heavenly food match to Sauvignon Blanc.

Meyjitte Boughenout, two star Michelin Chef of Absynthe at Q1 on the Gold Coast, will explore “French Styles Down Under” while Salvatore Siragusa of CafĂ© dell Ugo’ in Brunswick Street will match Pizzini Pinot Grigio with delicious whitebait fritters prepared Sicilian style with lemon zest, beer batter, parsley and pecorino cheese.

The classes go for 50 minutes. Tickets from Ticketmaster