Pair of 2013 Lindemans

These South Australian wines are affordably priced, quality picks for summertime grilling.

With the improving economy, Americans are drinking more wine — and they’re selecting better-quality wines. Consumers want value. When it comes to that, Australia stands out as one of the top producers of affordably priced, quality options. For your summer grilling, consider these choices from Lindemans, both scored at 87: The 2013 Bin 65 chardonnay – South Eastern Australia [$6.99; PLCB code: 7573] opens with peach and pear aromas that produce a silky fruit finish. Serve with a summer salad topped with grilled chicken. The 2013 Bin 45 cabernet sauvignon – South Eastern Australia [$6.99; PLCB code: 7572] has aromas and flavors of black currants and blackberries with a creamy finish. Serve with grilled beef — such as hamburgers.

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