Do you know how many years of experience to become a wine connoisseur?
It takes indefinite years of experience, actually. Some becomes known connoisseur in a long-period of time, with an undeniably passion and knowledge, and patience to learn the craft. And some lucky people are just born, live and breathe with it. But still it needs your exquisite passion with it. It’s like in most relationships – it is a continuous learning process.
I’ve been a wine-lover for almost 5 years now, and I honestly say that still I cannot call myself a wine connoisseur. Each sip is an experience, and each glass-fill is an adventure.
Just like the five (5) generation Australian wine company Hardys. Having the philosophy and vision of producing wines which will be prized in the markets of the world by showing outstanding innovation and resourcefulness, directed at making wines of quality and character, and having a century experience in wine-making, truly Hardys Wine can standout to the winery business and in our palate.
Founded by his great-great grand father Thomas Hardy, Hardys becomes one of the top-players in the wine industry and are now available in 80 countries around the globe, competing strongly with other upscale wines across the country. And this year, Hardys Wine is celebrating its 160th year anniversary in wine business.
According to Bill Hardy, the brand’s wine ambassador and fifth generation family member, “Hardys wines are characterized by quality and consistency that cater to diverse palates and spending power. These wines are a real tribute to the passion, skill and craft my family and I have brought to the world of wine since 1853.”
And of course, I will never miss Hardys Wine in my life. So here’s my top two favorites (for now) - William Hardy Shiraz and William Hardy Chardonnay.
Aged in French and American oak, Shiraz is full bodied with plum, blueberry, blackberry, vanilla and clove spice lending their piquant flavours. The William Hardy Shiraz contains a significant component from McLaren Vale, the home of the Hardys brand. The resulting layers of dark fruit flavour complexity and firm tannic structure will cellar well over the next five years.
Creamy and textured, the William Hardy Chardonnay is fresh and lively, bursting with flavours of peach, stone fruit and lemon zest. The Chardonnay contains component parcels from cooler areas such as Padthaway, McLaren Vale and Wrattonbully and enjoys a delicate sweet peachiness and elegant palate structure.
My personal liking would be the William Hardy Shiraz as I love pairing red wine with my meal. And for my cocktail hour, The William hardy Chardonnay is my choice.
For the last decade, Hardys Wine received over 3000 excellence awards that proves it’s sealed of quality and history. The company also have wide range of sub brands such as Echo Falls, Kumala wines, Berri Estates, Banrock Station, Brookland Valley, Geyser Peak Winery, Country Manor to name a few.
Hardys Wine is now available at your nearest Rustans Supermarket. For more information you may check their official website at http://hardyswines.com. You may also subscribe to their Facebook page for daily updates.