Women want red, not champagne!

Listen up men, next time you want to win the heart of a woman, don't automatically choose champagne even if it is French!

According to Paula Tewksbury from All About Wine, most men think the “Wine Women Want” is champagne. Paula bases this statement on a fine combination of popular opinion and a small survey in a lift where she got this answer three times from various men.

At the recent “Wine Women Want” taste off, 18 women from media, government, business, wine industry, and tourism choose a red wine as the “Wine Women Want”. It was the same two years ago at the last Brisbane Fine Wine Festival Celebrity Taste where the Tasmanian Josef Chromy Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay was the bridesmaid to the Chateau Tanunda Lyndoch Single Vineyard Barossa Shiraz.

At this year's event a group of women again collectively choose a red wine, this time a Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine in second place was again a sparkling and in fact a French Champagne.

The top six wines chosen were four red wines, generally medium to full bodied styles, a medium to full bodied dry white wine and a dry sparkling wine which we now know was champagne.
All else will be revealed next week.

The top 20 contenders, the final six wines and the “Wine Women Want” Wine will all be available for tasting at the Brisbane Fine Wine Festival from Friday 26 June to Sunday 28 June. Many of the 20 wines have also won trophies.

The "Wine Women Want" and 14 other trophies will be presented at the Presentation of Trophies Dinner on Thursday June 25 at the Mercure Brisbane Ballroom.