Pret delights fans with their summer 2021 menu

Humous & Crudites Platter, £7.29 – A platter with cucumber and red pepper crudités, baby plum tomatoes and humous for dipping. Perfect for sharing at a picnic

Smoked Salmon & Avo Platter, £8.99 – Scottish smoked salmon with sliced avocado, creamy soft cheese, sliced cucumber and freshly sliced red onion, finished with lemon wedges. (Bones may remain)

Ploughman’s Platter, £8.49 – A classic Ploughman’s platter, perfect for sharing. Wiltshire-cured ham with mature cheddar, roasted tomatoes, free range eggs, sliced cucumber, baby plum tomatoes and Pret pickle on a bed of mixed salad leaves

Salmon & Mango Salad Bowl, £6.50 – Our lightly roasted salmon served on a bed of salad leaves and crunchy carrot and mooli slaw, with fresh mango, sliced avocado, edamame soya beans, freshly sliced cucumber, and pickled onions. Finished with a pot of zingy green dressing.

Tamari & Ginger Chicken Salad Bowl, £5.50 – British chicken in tamari & ginger dressing, with salad leaves, brown rice, soya edamame beans, crunchy carrot & mooli slaw & pickled cabbage & carrot. Finished with a pot of zingy green dressing.

Nut bar, £1.75 – Chunky Almonds with shaved coconut, pumpkin seeds and sweetened dried cranberries bound together and baked. Then a layer of dark chocolate coats the base 

Krispy Kreme and Arnott’s unveils epic doughnut-shaped teeVee snacks biscuits

A trip down memory lane! Iconic teeVee snacks are transformed into tiny Krispy Kreme doughnut biscuits – and there are FIVE delicious flavours

  • Arnott’s has teamed up Krispy Kreme to unveil new doughnut-shaped biscuits  
  • teeVee snacks have been transformed into hybrid ‘dough-scuit’ snacks
  • Flavours include Original Glazed, caramel, Kookies & Kream and strawberry

Arnott’s has joined forces with Krispy Kreme to unveil a sweet new range of doughnut-shaped biscuits featuring five flavours – including the classic Original Glazed and caramel delight.

The classic Australian snack teeVee snacks have been transformed into hybrid flavoured ‘dough-scuits’ – and will hit supermarket shelves across Australia this week for just $4 a box.

The five new Krispy Kreme-inspired flavours include Original Glazed, caramel delight, choc iced, Kookies & Kream and strawberry sprinkle.

Arnott’s has joined forces with Krispy Kreme to unveil a sweet new range of doughnut-shaped biscuits featuring five flavours

Baked to a perfect crumble, the classic Original Glazed doughnut-inspired biscuits are glazed with a sweet vanilla icing which is carefully drizzled on top

Caramel delight is covered in a delicious caramel icing with a toffee caramel aroma and finished off with a coat of golden caramel sprinkles

The five new epic flavours include the iconic Original Glazed (left) and caramel delight (right)

The classic Original Glazed doughnut-inspired biscuits are glazed with a sweet vanilla icing which is carefully drizzled on top.

Caramel delight is covered in a delicious caramel icing with a toffee caramel aroma and finished off with a coat of golden caramel sprinkles.

Coated in a smooth white chocolate icing with mild vanilla and coconut notes, the Kookies & Kream is finished off with choc cocoa sprinkles for a crispy and delicious flavour profile.

The choc iced biscuits are covered in a bittersweet dark chocolate with vanilla flavoured notes throughout for a chocolatey taste sensation.

While the pink strawberry sprinkle biscuits are glazed with a sweet strawberry icing, topped with crunchy rainbow sprinkles for a light crumble and taste.

‘teeVee snacks are a classic, well-loved Australian biscuit and we’re thrilled to partner with Krispy Kreme to add a new twist to this iconic treat,’ Krishma Sood, Arnott’s brand manager, said. 

‘With a range inspired by some of Australia’s most popular doughnuts, this new generation of “dough-scuits” is the collaboration teeVee snacks fans have been waiting for.’

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Krispy Kreme is selling its famous doughnuts for just $1 each TODAY

Krispy Kreme is selling its famous doughnuts for just $1 each TODAY – here’s how you can get your hands on them

  • Krispy Kreme Australia is selling iconic original glazed doughnuts for $1 each
  • Customers can buy a dozen of freshly glazed doughnuts for just $12 today
  • Those who can’t make it can place an online order and pick up another day

Krispy Kreme Australia is selling its iconic original glazed doughnuts for $1 each today.

For one day only, customers can buy a box of one dozen freshly glazed doughnuts for just $12 instead of $21.95.

Shoppers can snap up the deal in stores but those who can’t make it can place an online order from 6pm today until 11.59pm on May 13 – and choose when they want to pick up the box.

Krispy Kreme Australia is set to sell its iconic original glazed doughnuts for $1 each

There’s a limit of eight dozen per customer.

The sweet offer is available at all stores across the country except for the Liverpool outlet in Sydney and all South Australian stores.

However the Liverpool store will be available to purchase online as a pick-up location for the Click & Collect promotion.

Shoppers can snap up the deal in stores but those who can't make it can place an online order from 6pm today until 11.59pm on May 13 - and choose when they want to pick up the box

Shoppers can snap up the deal in stores but those who can’t make it can place an online order from 6pm today until 11.59pm on May 13 – and choose when they want to pick up the box 

The latest deal comes just weeks after the chain teamed up with Cadbury to launch two new Crunchie-inspired doughnuts – topped with a honeycomb truffle glaze.

The ring is dipped in a honeycomb truffle glaze, topped with a delicate garnish of Crunchie pieces and milk chocolate ganache to create the perfect bite. 

But the crunch doesn’t stop there. 

The shell doughnut is filled with a ‘heavenly’ honeycomb custard, topped with a chocolate ganache and Crunchie pieces, topped with a honeycomb truffle drizzle.

The latest deal comes just weeks after the chain teamed up with Cadbury to launch two new Crunchie-inspired doughnuts - topped with a honeycomb truffle glaze

The latest deal comes just weeks after the chain teamed up with Cadbury to launch two new Crunchie-inspired doughnuts – topped with a honeycomb truffle glaze 

‘No one can resist a Crunchie with it’s delicious honeycomb covered in smooth milk chocolate,’ Olivia Sutherland, marketing director at Krispy Kreme Australia, said. 

‘The Crunchie texture matched to our soft fluffy freshly made doughnuts is a real winner. We’re so excited about this collaboration and hope Crunchie lovers enjoy it as much as we do.’ 

Described as ‘delicious, decadent and truly delightful’, the two new doughnuts mimic the flavour profile of one of the country’s most popular chocolate bars.

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Krispy Kreme Australia is set to sell $1 original glazed doughnuts for one day only

Krispy Kreme is selling doughnuts for just $1 each this Wednesday – here’s how you can get your hands on them

  • Krispy Kreme Australia is set to sell iconic original glazed doughnuts for $1 each
  • Customers can buy a dozen of freshly glazed doughnuts for just $12 on May 12 
  • Those who can’t make it can place an online order and pick up another day

Krispy Kreme Australia is set to sell its iconic original glazed doughnuts for $1 each.

For one day only, customers can buy a dozen of freshly glazed doughnuts for just $12, normally $21.95 a box, on Wednesday, May 12.

Shoppers can snap up the deal in stores on the day but for those who can’t make it can place an online order from 6pm on May 12 till 11.59pm on May 13 – and choose when they want to pick up the box from May 14 or up to 60 days after.

Krispy Kreme Australia is set to sell its iconic original glazed doughnuts for $1 each

There’s a limit of eight dozens per customer.

The sweet offer is available at all stores across the country except for the Liverpool outlet in Sydney and all South Australian stores.

However the Liverpool store will be available to purchase online as a pick-up location for the Click & Collect promotion.

For one day only, customers can buy a dozen of freshly glazed doughnuts for just $12, normally $21.95 a box, on Wednesday, May 12

For one day only, customers can buy a dozen of freshly glazed doughnuts for just $12, normally $21.95 a box, on Wednesday, May 12

The latest deal comes just weeks after the chain teamed up with Cadbury to launch two new Crunchie-inspired doughnuts – topped with a honeycomb truffle glaze.

The ring is dipped in a honeycomb truffle glaze, topped with a delicate garnish of Crunchie pieces and milk chocolate ganache to create the perfect bite. 

But the crunch doesn’t stop there. 

The shell doughnut is filled with a ‘heavenly’ honeycomb custard, topped with a chocolate ganache and Crunchie pieces, topped with a honeycomb truffle drizzle.

The latest deal comes just weeks after the chain teamed up with Cadbury to launch two new Crunchie-inspired doughnuts - topped with a honeycomb truffle glaze

The latest deal comes just weeks after the chain teamed up with Cadbury to launch two new Crunchie-inspired doughnuts – topped with a honeycomb truffle glaze 

‘No one can resist a Crunchie with it’s delicious honeycomb covered in smooth milk chocolate,’ Olivia Sutherland, marketing director at Krispy Kreme Australia, said. 

‘The Crunchie texture matched to our soft fluffy freshly made doughnuts is a real winner. We’re so excited about this collaboration and hope Crunchie lovers enjoy it as much as we do.’ 

Described as ‘delicious, decadent and truly delightful’, the two new doughnuts mimic the flavour profile of one of the country’s most popular chocolate bars.

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Jules Sebastian shares Wiltshire Poachies she uses for cooking the perfect poached eggs

Jules Sebastian shares the $5 product she swears by for cooking the perfect poached eggs at home every time

  • Jules Sebastian reveals $5 item she swears by for making perfect poached eggs
  • The mum-of-two said she uses Wiltshire compostable ‘Poachies’, non-stick bags
  • The product poaches eggs perfectly every time without using vinegar

Australian fashion stylist Jules Sebastian has revealed the $5 product she swears by for making cafe-style poached eggs at home.

The mum-of-two and wife of singer Guy Sebastian said she uses Wiltshire compostable ‘Poachies’ – non-stick bags that poach eggs perfectly every time without you having to swirl hot water or add vinegar. 

‘I’m the biggest lover of brunch and will always order a poached egg when I’m out because I can’t make one myself at home,’ Jules said in a video on Instagram.

‘I have never been able to nail poached eggs, I’ve tried the swirling of the water and the vinegar… it’s always an explosion or I always overcook them.’

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Fashion stylist Jules Sebastian has revealed the $5 product she swears by for making cafe-style poached eggs at home

Fashion stylist Jules Sebastian (pictured) has revealed the $5 product she swears by for making cafe-style poached eggs at home

The 41-year-old said she’s been able to perfect her poached eggs at home in less than 10 minutes – simply by using the Poachies, which come in a pack of 20 – meaning they cost just 25 cents each.

‘This is actually amazing. I have tried and tested these, and guess what? I made a perfect poached egg and it was delicious, runny and excellent,’ she explained.

The TV presenter started by boiling a pot of water.

She then placed a Poachie into a cup, with the top flaps open, and cracked an egg into it. 

She repeated the step with a second egg, Next she gripped both flaps together and immerse the bags vertically into the gently bubbling water.

She placed a Poachie into a cup, with the two flaps open, and cracked an egg into it

She placed a Poachie into a cup, with the two flaps open, and cracked an egg into it

She placed a Poachie into a cup, with the two flaps open, and cracked an egg into it 

She gripped both flaps together and immerse the bags vertically into gently bubbling water

She gripped both flaps together and immerse the bags vertically into gently bubbling water

She gripped both flaps together and immerse the bags vertically into gently bubbling water

She served the poached eggs with a simple chilli butter and yoghurt on pita bread

She served the poached eggs with a simple chilli butter and yoghurt on pita bread

The mum-of-two served the poached eggs with a simple chilli butter and yoghurt on pita bread

Jules allowed the eggs to poach in water for four to six minutes. Once the eggs are cooked to her liking, she removed the Poachies with tongs.

She served the poached eggs with a simple chilli butter and yoghurt on pita bread.

‘Perfection,’ Jules said, as she cut into the eggs.

‘Test taste time. This is restaurant quality… I would pay money for this,’ she said.

‘The eggs are poached to perfection. I’m shocked that I’ve made this. [Poaching eggs] is something I can’t do but now I can. Absolutely amazing.’

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McDonald’s Australia: Jonathan Massaad shares simple trick to drink out of a cup without a straw

You’ll never need a straw again: Baker shares a VERY simple trick to drink out of a McDonald’s cup without taking the lid off

  • A baker has revealed trick to drink from a McDonald’s cup without using a straw 
  • Jonathan Massaad shared video showing how he pushed a tiny tab on the lid 
  • He created a hold to drink out of after pushing down the rectangular tab 
  • The biodegradable paper straws typically go soggy after just a few sips

A young baker has revealed a simple trick to drink from a McDonald’s cup without using a straw.

Jonathan Massaad, from Sydney, shared a video showing how he simply pushed a tiny rectangular tab on the lid to create a hole to drink out of.

By doing this method, he avoided having to take the lid off or drink out of the biodegradable paper straws, which typically goes soggy after just a few sips.

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By doing this method, he avoided having to take the lid off or drink out of the biodegradable paper straws, which typically goes soggy after just a few sips

Jonathan Massaad, from Sydney, shared a video showing how he simply pushed a tiny rectangular tab (left with a red circle) on the lid to create a hole to drink out of

So that's how it works: Some have shared the tip online - with one person showing a snap of the hole they created after pushing on tab

So that’s how it works: Some have shared the tip online – with one person showing a snap of the hole they created after pushing on tab 

‘Another Maccas hack… because everybody, well I do hate the paper straws, these are the worst paper straws I’ve ever seen,’ Jonny, who owns cake supplier business Cake Mail, said in the Instagram video.

‘What you do, see these little holes? Push it in and drink from it.’

His footage has since been viewed more than 59,000 times, with many declaring it as one of the ‘best’ hacks they have seen.

‘Wow just learnt something new,’ one wrote, while another added: ‘That’s good to know. You have just saved the planet.’

Dozens of people said they were keen to try out the drinking method because they also ‘hated’ the paper straws.

‘Need to give this one a go. I hate those bloody paper straws,’ one said.

Meanwhile, others suggested taking the lid off to drink while one person said: ‘A better hack is to replace the lid with the coffee lid. Thank me later.’

The baker revealed a simple trick to drink from a McDonald's cup without using a straw

The baker revealed a simple trick to drink from a McDonald's cup without using a straw

The baker revealed a simple trick to drink from a McDonald’s cup without using a straw

His tip comes just a month after a former McDonald’s employee revealed his ultimate ‘life hack’ to prevent crispy fries from going soggy every time.

Bruno Bouchet, from Sydney, worked as a crew trainer at a McDonald’s Brisbane outlet while in high school from 2000 to 2003 between the ages of 14 and 17.

The now-35-year-old radio personality said there’s one ‘life hack’ he has been holding on to until now that would help solve a ‘super common problem’ most customers face: ‘How do you stop your chips from going soggy?’

‘When you’re in drive-thru, you get given your chips, they end up getting soggy. So I’m going to tell you… the error everyone makes is closing the top of the bag that contains the chips,’ Bruno told KIISFM radio duo Kyle and Jackie O.

‘Because you’d think if I make it nice and airtight, the heat will keep the chips warm – wrong, what it actually does is it steams the potatoes so you’re left with sloppy chips. So you’re actually steaming them when you close the bag.’

Ex-McDonald's employee Bruno Bouchet (pictured at age 14 in 2000) revealed his ultimate 'life hack' to prevent crispy fries from going soggy every time

Ex-McDonald’s employee Bruno Bouchet (pictured at age 14 in 2000) revealed his ultimate ‘life hack’ to prevent crispy fries from going soggy every time

However, Bruno said there’s a simple way to get around the dilemma.

‘So the hack is simple, you need the heat to escape,’ he explained.

‘First things first, bag open. Secondly, you know how the chips are placed upwards in the bag? Put the chips horizontally because that would slow the rate of the heat escaping – it would go out one side rather than straight from the top.

‘Finally stack the bags so they’re horizontally at the bottom – and you put the burgers on top of the chips to keep them warm.

‘Let me recap, chips at the bottom, tip them horizontally, burgers on top, let the bag breathe – you’ll never have soggy chips ever again in your life, I guarantee it.’

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Cadbury Caramilk Top Deck fans are in a meltdown over rumoured new flavour

Chocolate lovers are in a meltdown over rumoured Cadbury Caramilk Top Deck after a picture emerged showing the new flavour – so would you try it?

  • Rumours of Cadbury Caramilk Top Deck have started swirling on social media
  • The confectionery brand is yet to confirm the new flavour to hit Australia
  • But a Sydney convenience store has confirmed chocolates are coming on May 13

Chocolate lovers are going wild after rumours of the never-before-seen Cadbury Caramilk Top Deck started swirling on social media.

A picture has emerged on Facebook showing two popular flavours – Caramilk and Top Deck – fused into one epic chocolate block.

The confectionery brand is yet to confirm whether the new product will hit shelves at major supermarket stores around Australia.

However, the owner of Redfern Convenience Store has officially confirmed the new flavour will be available to purchase for $4.99 at his Sydney shop from May 13.

Chocolate lovers are going wild after rumours of the never-before-seen Cadbury Caramilk Top Deck started swirling on social media

Hundreds of fans are excited to try the new creation, while others said it ‘sounds too good to be true’. 

‘Now this is getting real!! The marble was good but I feel this is going to be better,’ one wrote, while another added: ‘Finally what we’ve all been waiting for.’

One man joked: ‘Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit chocolate.’ 

Cadbury has sent chocolate lovers into meltdown by fusing two of its most popular flavours into one epic block

Earlier this year, Cadbury unveiled Neapolitan-flavoured chocolate blocks

The new flavour comes just months after the brand delighted shoppers with the launch of Caramilk Marble (left) Neapolitan-flavoured (right) chocolate blocks

The new flavour comes just months after the brand delighted shoppers with the launch of Caramilk Marble chocolate, described as a ‘heavenly blend’ of caramelised white and milk chocolate with a decadent hazelnut praline centre.

Earlier this year, Cadbury unveiled Neapolitan-flavoured chocolate blocks.

Neapolitan is a nostalgic nod to a favourite Australian dessert and a novel take on the ice-cream classic that delivers unique three layered block. 

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Kopparberg delights fans with the release of its first vodka range

‘It’s about time!’ Kopparberg cider delights fans with the release of its long-awaited first vodka range available in three fruit flavours

  • Kopparberg has releases its first vodka range priced at £18 RRP for a 70cl bottle
  • Swedish brand is launching the beverage in UK retailers ahead of bank holiday
  • Delighted Instagram users have gushed about rushing to try the three flavours 

Having just released a new tropical mixed fruits cider, Kopparberg has pleasantly surprised fans in the UK with the debut of another range of beverages just days later.

The Swedish alcohol drinks brand announced it’s launching its first range of vodka at £18 a bottle, ahead of the bank holiday weekend.

Kopparberg racked up over 3,000 likes on an Instagram post giving a first look of the colourful thirst quenchers, with many saying ‘it’s about time’ the brand had something for vodka lovers. 

The new range will be available in lemon, passion fruit and the brand’s classic strawberry & lime flavour, which is popular with cider lovers. 

Kopparberg has announced the release of its first ever vodka range (pictured), with flavours including lime, passion fruit as well as strawberry & lime

One person wrote: ‘Wow this would be beautiful got to try some of this’

Another said: ‘Just hire me as a taste tester so I can try everything first lol. You guys always put out the best tasting drinks’

‘Can’t wait to get my hands on some of of these,’ a third added.

Another wrote: ‘Yes  about time had something for the voddy lovers’ 

Kopparberg claims its new range packs a punch in both flavour and colour to give ‘a much-needed shake-up to the bland world of subtly-flavoured vodkas and is set to be your new favourite drink’. 

People have taken to Kopparberg's Instagram account to gush about their eagerness to try the new range of vodkas

People have taken to Kopparberg’s Instagram account to gush about their eagerness to try the new range of vodkas

The vodkas are being sold in eye-catching bottles, with advice to drink over ice with lemonade or a soda mixer.

The brand describes it as a drink for night events such as parties or bars, while its fruit cider is ‘perfect’ for relaxing in the sun.   

A 70 cl bottle of Kopparberg flavoured vodka will be available for £18 RRP and has an ABV of 37.5%. 

Rob Salvesen who is Head of Marketing at Kopparberg, shared the brands excitement for the release, saying: ‘No one does flavour like we do and we weren’t content with the bland and subtly flavoured options currently available on the market. 

‘New Kopparberg Flavoured Vodka offers a bold burst of fruit flavour and colour in a way that only Kopparberg can, resulting in a drink that’s perfect for those moments with mates as the sun goes down and there’s a ripple of excited energy in the air.’

The brand boasts a portfolio of fruit refreshment products, including recently launched Kopparberg Premium Gin and Kopparberg Rums.

Rob Salvesen of Kopparberg said they developed a range of vodkas because they weren't satisfied with the 'subtly flavoured' options currently being sold

Rob Salvesen of Kopparberg said they developed a range of vodkas because they weren’t satisfied with the ‘subtly flavoured’ options currently being sold

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Krispy Kreme Australia transforms iconic chocolate bar Crunchie into decadent doughnuts

The best of both worlds! Krispy Kreme launches a range of CRUNCHIE doughnuts with honeycomb pieces, ganache, custard and a truffle glaze

  • Krispy Kreme has transformed iconic chocolate bar Crunchie into doughnuts
  • The chain has teamed up with Cadbury to unveil two brand new dessert flavours
  • Ring is dipped in honeycomb truffle glaze, Crunchie pieces and choc ganache
  • Shell is filled with a ‘heavenly’ honeycomb custard, topped with ganache

Krispy Kreme has transformed iconic chocolate bar Crunchie into a sweet range of decadent doughnuts – topped with a honeycomb truffle glaze.

The doughnut chain has teamed up with Cadbury to unveil two brand new honeycomb-inspired doughnuts in stores across Australia from Wednesday, April 27.

The ring is dipped in a honeycomb truffle glaze, topped with a delicate garnish of Crunchie pieces and milk chocolate ganache to create the perfect bite. 

But the crunch doesn’t stop there. 

The shell doughnut is filled with a ‘heavenly’ honeycomb custard, topped with a chocolate ganache and Crunchie pieces, topped with a honeycomb truffle drizzle.

Krispy Kreme has transformed iconic chocolate bar Crunchie into a sweet range of decadent doughnuts – topped with a honeycomb truffle glaze

‘No one can resist a Crunchie with it’s delicious honeycomb covered in smooth milk chocolate,’ Olivia Sutherland, marketing director at Krispy Kreme Australia, said. 

‘The Crunchie texture matched to our soft fluffy freshly made doughnuts is a real winner. We’re so excited about this collaboration and hope Crunchie lovers enjoy it as much as we do.’ 

Described as ‘delicious, decadent and truly delightful’, the two new doughnuts mimic the flavour profile of one of the country’s most popular chocolate bars.

The doughnut chain has teamed up with Cadbury to unveil two brand new epic honeycomb-inspired doughnuts in stores across Australia from Wednesday, April 27

The doughnut chain has teamed up with Cadbury to unveil two brand new epic honeycomb-inspired doughnuts in stores across Australia from Wednesday, April 27

‘Our customers love a Crunchie bar so we’re thrilled to be able to offer two new ways to enjoy that delicious taste in our stores,’ Emma Metcalfe-King, 7-Eleven head of food, said.

‘We think our customers will be big fans of these awesome new doughnuts.’ 

The freshly made and hand crafted doughnuts are available in all Krispy Kreme stores and 7-Eleven outlets.

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Aldi Australia wines under $15 that you can pair with your weeknight cheeseboard

A wine connoisseur has shared his ultimate guide to the cheese and winter wine pairings just in time for the coldest season of the year.

Aldi Australia’s wine expert and buying director Jason Bowyer compiled his recommendations, with each bottle costing less just $15, proving wine lovers don’t need to fork out a fortune to enjoy a good drop.

‘Winter is the season that Aussies are more likely to reach for a glass of red wine than a Rosé,’ Mr Bowyer said.

‘Red wines for winter are often associated with dark, overpowering flavours with bold palates, however the trend in red wines is moving towards lighter, smoother finishes that give you a warming feeling of winter without being overpowering.

‘Wine and cheese is a tale as old as time… The pairings we have curated will allow customers to enjoy the full potential of both wine and cheese.’

A wine connoisseur has shared his guide to the cheese and winter wine pairings just in time for the coldest season (from left to right: $10.99 Grenache, $14.99 Shiraz, $11.99 Shiraz, $12.99 Shiraz, $11.99 organic Cabernet Sauvignon and $14.99 Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon)

Aldi’s winter guide for cheese and wine pairings for under $15 

Vinatero Old Vine Grenache 2020 $10.99: Germain Le Pico Cheese ($5.99)

Eastern Laneway Vintners Grampians Shiraz 2020 $11.99: Emporium Selection Dutch Gouda Cheese ($3.99)

Seppelt Hundredweight Hill Shiraz 2019 $12.99: Emporium Selection Double Cream Camembert ($4.49)

Wolf Blass Exclusive Release Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 $14.99: Emporium Selection Original Club Cheddar ($4.29)

Humo Blanco Organic Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 $11.99: Emporium Selection Triple Cream Brie ($4.49)

Taylors Estate Special Release Clare Valley Shiraz 2019 $14.99: Vernieres Roquefort Cheese Wedge ($4.99)

For just $10.99, Aussies can enjoy a bottle of Vinatero Old Vine Grenache 2020, which pairs perfectly with a $5.99 Germain Le Pico Cheese, a traditional goat’s milk soft cheese made in Périgord, France.

‘This vegan-friendly wine is a pure expression of Grenache [a red grape variety], with pinot noir-like subtlety,’ Mr Bowyer said.

‘It has baked cherry and raspberry aromas, and a light earthy complexity. This fruit-forward wine is layered with mulberry and cranberry, leaving a textured palette with generous fruit flavours.’

The $11.99 bottle of Eastern Laneway Vintners Grampians Shiraz 2020 can be matched with a $3.99 Emporium Selection Dutch Gouda Cheese, a mild and creamy cheese from the Netherlands.

‘This is a small batch wine produced from an organically farmed single vineyard in Grampians, southern New South Wales. It is a vegan-friendly Shiraz bursting with vibrant aromatics of cranberry, raspberry and cherry,’ he said.

Made by Australian wine maker Adam Carnaby, the $12.99 bottle of Seppelt Hundredweight Hill Shiraz 2019 goes well with a $4.49 Emporium Selection Double Cream Camembert, handcrafted in Gippsland, Victoria.

Mr Bowyer said the smooth and velvety cheese with a distinctive fruity and nutty flavour matched with the dark berry fruits of the Shiraz.

Aldi Australia's wine expert and buying director Jason Bowyer compiled his recommendations, with each bottle costing less just $15, proving wine lovers don't need to fork out a fortune to enjoy a good drop (stock image)

Aldi Australia’s wine expert and buying director Jason Bowyer compiled his recommendations, with each bottle costing less just $15, proving wine lovers don’t need to fork out a fortune to enjoy a good drop (stock image)

For $14.99, customers can enjoy a bottle of Wolf Blass Exclusive Release Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 with a $4.29 Emporium Selection Original Club Cheddar, a crumbly, sharp, cheese with an ‘excellent’ taste profile.

‘This Shiraz has a fresh, youthful taste lifted from dark fruit aroma. It is layered with black fruits and a cool white pepper aroma to deliver a balanced richness and femininity. Expect an appealing, concentrated texture,’ Mr Bowyer said.

To offset the strong flavours of the $11.99 bottle of Humo Blanco Organic Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, a $4.49 Emporium Selection Triple Cream Brie has a velvety, smooth texture.

The extra-creamy, full-flavoured French-style cheese, made in Gippsland, Victoria, pairs perfectly with the Cabernet Sauvignon, a delicious, organic Chilean wine.

‘It has a powerful flavour with ripe blackberry notes matched with spicy oak. A true combination of bright acidity and chalky tannins,’ Mr Bowyer said.

Made by one of Australia’s most awarded winemaker Adam Eggins, the $14.99 Taylors Estate Special Release Clare Valley Shiraz 2019 pairs perfectly with a $4.99 Vernieres Roquefort Cheese Wedge. 

Known for its concentrated blackcurrant and berry flavours, mixed with a cool mint edge, the wine’s full body richness suits the sheep’s milk cheese perfectly because of its soft spreadable texture and delicately sharp taste.