Take two wines
Lindemans Winemakers Discovery Shiraz Western Cape 2009 -- the Australian brand is now doing a South African line, including this very approachable fruit-driven number, with plenty of spicy berries and a touch of liquorice. Perfect for the barbie. 13.5pc alc. €9.99 Available from Dunnes Stores and independents including Redmond's, Ranelagh; Hole in the Wall, Dublin 7; Carpenter's, Castleknock; Wright's, Howth; O'Rourke's, Newbridge; Joyce's, Galway; Harvest, Galway; Letterfrack Country Shop, Galway. Mooiplaas Langtafel Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Shiraz 2008 -- with 10pc Pinotage as well; another easy drinker; supple and smooth with great black and red-berry fruit freshness, gentle spice and a smoky hint that would partner any red roasts. 14pc alc. €11.99 Available from Wine Boutique, Ringsend; Brian Barry, Midleton; Coasters, Limerick; Pinecroft, Cork city; The Magic Carpet, Dublin 18.