Father’s Day 2020: where to celebrate French style

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Father’s Day 2020 is this coming Sunday 6 September. Of course, the 2020 edition will look a little different, especially for Victorians who are still in lockdown, but we have found plenty of French food options (including delivery and takeaway for Melbournians) to celebrate Father’s Day 2020 with a French touch.

Father's Day 2020


Hey Jupiter

They are open with all day breakfast and lunch – bookings highly recommended.


La Buvette

They are closed on Sundays still at this stage, but they do offer gift vouchers to use any time. they suggest that you “Treat Papa for Father’s Day 2020 with a great little experience chez nous- immerse yourself in the French atmosphere, delicious, indulgent food and wines- it’s like a little trip to France you can’t officially take right now!”


Vouchers can be purchased online via this link


Le Carpe Diem

They are open from 0800-1700 at both city located Le Carpe Diem and their seaside creperie Le Paris Plage. Bookings are essential as there are only limited places available


Le Paris Plage

They are open from 0800-1700 at both Le Paris Plage and Le Carpe Diem for Father’s Day 2020. Bookings are essential as there are only limited places available.


Sucre Patisserie

Keva of Sucre Patisserie is making a special “Father’s Day Chocolate Orange Petit-Entremet” which is available to order on the online store  https://www.sucre-patisserie-adl.com/ They are $10.50ea.


Father's Day 2020 - Sucre Patisserie




C’est Bon Restaurant & Le Bon Bar

For Father’s Day 2020, C’est Bon proposes that you join them on the Terrasse for a Spring Sunday lunch, especially if your dad enjoys beer, a BBQ lunch, cheese & charcuterie!

It’s $85pp and the first 2 beers for Dad are on them. Head to their website to book as seats are limited.


J’adore les crepes

J’adore les crepes will be at the Jan Powers Farmers Markets in Mitchelton on Blackwood Street.

They will have all their usual range available along with gluten free buckwheat crepes and also their newly improved vegan chickpea crepe!

Prices range from $7 – $13

Father's Day 2020 - J'adore les crepes


Les Bubbles

Les Bubbles is serving its usual menu on Father’s Day 2020 with lunch from 12pm and dinner from 5pm.

Bookings are essential and can be made via the following link: http://www.lesbubbles.com.au/book




Le Bon Mélange

Spoil Dad on Father’s Day 2020 with a Le Bon Mélange Cabinet Sampler which is comprised of a LBM Tower of 24 minis! 


Orders can be made via text to 0423 748 063 or in the shop. It will be available throughout Father’s Day 2020 weekend: Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 




Bistro Gitan & L’Hotel Gitan

As Melbourne is still subject to Stage 4 COVID-19 restrictions, Bistro Gitan is only offering pick up and delivery for Father’s Day 2020.

Father’s Day 2020 offering:

  • Single $50
  • Family $170 serves 4 people


Only available on the 6th September. Orders must be emailed through to [email protected] or called through to 03 9999 0990. Pick up and delivery within 8km available for additional $10. Pick up and delivery available between 10.30am-1.30pm on the 6th September.


Deliveries to these areas for $10- 3206, 3004, 3002, 3143, 3182, 3121, 3183, 3184, 3181, 3141, 3186, 3142, 3144,3145, 3205, 3101.


Café Rêverie 

Their CBD store is closed for the moment, but Doncaster & Prahran are open & they do deliveries close by and on the following days to the following areas:

  • Wednesday Glen Waverley area
  • Friday Bentleigh / Brighton are
  • Saturday morning North West area

For Father’s Day 2020, Café Rêverie has created three Father’s Day options.

The Tiramisu cake $35

Tiramisu cake, mascarpone mousse with coffee infused almond génoise (gluten free, nut free, halal).
Includes ‘Happy Fathers Day’ Chocolate Plaque.
Round 16cm, 8 serves.


Father’s Day – Gift Box (Cake & Pastries) $68.00

  • Tiramisu cake, mascarpone mousse with coffee infused almond génoise (gluten free, nut free, halal). Round 16cm, 8 serves.
  • ‘Happy Fathers Day’ Chocolate Plaque.
  • 4 x Croissants,
  • 1 x strawberry jam container. 

Available for pickup or delivery.


Father’s Day – Gift Box (Cake & Savoury) $89.00

  • Tiramisu cake, mascarpone mousse with coffee infused almond génoise (gluten free, nut free, halal). Round 16cm, 8 serves.
  • ‘Happy Fathers Day’ Chocolate Plaque.
  • 2 x Quiche (individual size),
  • 2 x Sausage rolls (free range pork),
  • 2 x Pepper beef & cheese pies,
  • 2 x Veg & cheese pies.

Available for pickup or delivery.


In addition to the Father’s Day boxes, Cafe Reverie also offers brunch and lunch/dinner packs all of which are also available for pick-up or delivery.

Brunch Pack $44.00

2 x Croissants, 2 x Pain au Choc, 2 x Cookies (pecan & white choc), 2 x Charlies Juices (1 orange, 1 apple), 2 x Lemon Tarts

Lunch / Dinner Pack 1 $49.00

2 x Quiche (ham & cheese), 2 x Sausage Rolls (free range pork), 1 x tray Petit Fours (9 small cakes).

Lunch / Dinner Pack 2 $55.00

2 x Beef Pepper & Cheese Pies, 2 x Vegetable & Cheese Pies, 1 x tray of Petit Fours (9 small cakes).


Orders can be made via the website


Choukette Fine Pastries

Choukette is doing a Father’s Day box for $25 (with a value of $37) in which you’ll find:

  • A Stew (burgundy/bourguignon beef or poulet/Chicken chasseur )
  • A Quiche
  • A dessert (royal or Opera)
  • A macaron (chocolate or strawberry)

Orders can also be delivered for an extra fee depending on the location.

Call Choukette to order your box: 0393808680 or email at [email protected]





Fat’s Story


Fat’s Story will be making special Father’s Day dessert platters including:

Father's Day 2020 - Fat's Story

Bookings via their website www.fatsstory.com or by email [email protected] 


Filou’s Artisan Patisserie

Filou’s have a few Father’s Day options and they are offering delivery.

The Father’s Day costs $25 and includes:

  • Love you Dad cookie
  • sausage rolls
  • Almond Croissant
  • vanilla slice


Father's Day 2020 - Filou's

The Father’s Day Hamper 2 costs $35 and includes:

  • Love you Dad cookie
  • Sausage rolls
  • almond croissant and croissant
  • vanilla slice and choice of strawberry or fruit tart

Father's Day 2020



Celebrate Dad with Franco-Belge’s very special weekly menu. Some of your favourites are making an appearance!

Franco-Belge are giving you a bottle of French wine with orders over $150.



3 mini pastries, 1 mini muffin and 1 hot beverage

Please pre-order Pastry Pack for pick up Sunday 6th September



Selection of French Cheese (Comte, Blue, Goats)



Selection of Cured Meats, Rillettes & Cornichons

Father's Day 2020 - Franco-Belge


Cafe Petit Franco-Belge remains open 7 days a week 8am – 3pm. Orders can be picked up from the cafe. They also offer delivery options to their local and wider communities.  

You can view and order from the full Father’s Day 2020 week menu here.


Gateaux by Marc Frissard

Gateaux by Marc Frissard have two Father’s Day boxes (details in the images below).

Orders should be placed via phone 95219771.

Father's Day 2020 - Gateaux by Marc


They will be open for takeaways on Father’s Day 2020 from 7.30am to 2pm.

Father's Day 2020 - Gateaux by Marc Frissard - Just for Dad Grand Box


Millstone Patisserie

Millstone is offering three different packages for Father’s Day 2020:

Father's Day 2020 - Millstone Patisserie Grazing Box
Grazing Box Package

They are open for takeaways and also offer delivery in certain Melbourne Metropolitan areas. (Fees will apply in the shipment section of the checkout process.)

Father's Day 2020 - Millstone Patisserie Father's Day Feast
Father’s Day Feast


Orders should be made via their website and they request that you order at least 72 hours prior to your date of pick-up or delivery: https://www.millstonepatisserie.com/fathers-day-2020


The French Providore

The French Providore team has everything organised for you for Father’s Day 2020!!

They have prepared for you a variety of gourmet gift boxes, but you are also free to create your own gift box with the products of your choice.

These range from $30 to $110.


The $30 box includes:

  • 1 Pâté
  • 1 TapenadeBOX 10

The $110 box includes:

  • 2 bottles of wine
  • 2 pâtés
  • Eggplant caviar
  • Tapenade


They also offer hampers filled with charcuterie meats, cheese, or a mix of both. 🍷🧀


Click here to discover their gift boxes and hampers. The French Providore can also help you to design a unique gift box.


The French Providore products are available for online orders. You can pick up your order at the shop or The French Providore will be happy to deliver direct to Dad. 


For Father’s Day 2020, the shop will be open from 8am till 4pm so you can add a special French touch to Dad’s breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea! Treat Dad to one of their fabulous pastries, fresh baguettes or sandwiches.




Frenchies Brasserie

Guests can choose from the signature menu, or the celebration 3-course brasserie menu: 


Father’s day hours: 12-7pm





French Sweet 

Surprise your Dad by giving FrenchSweet’s special HAPPY DADDY Offer.

Father's Day 2020 - FrenchSweet

The Father’s Day 2020 special offer comprises:

  • Limited edition Father’s Day cake (design by FrenchSweet’s head chef Sacha Granon):
    • Shortbread base with French butter
    • Caramelised Apple
    • Vanilla Mousse
    • Cinnamon Crumble
  • One box of 8 Traditional French Macarons freshly made in their Swan Valley Factory (Mix flavours).


Place your order on the FrenchSweet website https://frenchsweet.com.au/collections/daily-life/products/happy-daddy and get delivered the next day.


HAPPY DADDY DAY from the FrenchSweet Family !





Bistro Rex

They are open for lunch and dinner on Father’s Day. There will be specials on offer as well as large format grain fed rib eye steaks available. 


Bistro Rex are not offering a set menu but rather their usual menus plus specials. Bookings can be made online.

Bistro Rex are also offering a takeaway roast package. The meat changes each week but it comes with roast potatoes, salad, vegetables and dessert. The price varies depending on the meat.


Bistro St Jacques

They are open for lunch and dinner for Father’s Day 2020.


Bistro St Jacques will offer a full choice à la carte menu at $65.00 for three courses, any amuse, entree, main & dessert from their current menu.

Also, the following specials will be available on the day, within the above three course structure. Complimentary beer or Champagne for Dad:



Scallop & Boudin Noir veloute with Basque flavours (espellete/tomato/roast red capsicum) with house made puff pastry


Main Course

Heritage Beef dry aged Flank Steak with duck fat roast potatoes & anchoiade sauce

Bœuf Bourguignon, braised heritage beef chuck steak with mushrooms, red wine & bacon lardons with pomme mousseline 


Make your bookings online via the website or by phone.



Bitton Gourmet 

Bitton Gourmet is open throughout Father’s Day 2020. Bookings can be made via the website


Breakfast and lunch dining

They are open for breakfast bookings until 11am on Father’s Day 2020 with an à la carte menu. Lunch bookings are available from midday with a choice set menu for all guests.  Children 12 years and under are welcome to choose from our kids menu.


Father’s Day 2020 at home: Take-away hampers

Bitton Gourmet also have special Father’s Day 2020 hampers to pick-up on Saturday 5th September between 8am and 5pm from Bitton Gourmet’s Alexandria or Oatley restaurants.


The Breakfast hamper costs $50 for 2 or $80 for 4 and includes

  • Croissants
  • Meredith goats fetta
  • Individual packet of sliced prosciutto
  • Avocado
  • Bitton Chilli Garlic Masala
  • Fresh eggs
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Baguette
  • Pepe Saya butter

Includes a recipe for Bitton Chilli Scrambled Eggs


You can also add a bottle of NV Louise Roederer Brut Premier Champagne for $85.00


The lunch hamper costs $80 for two or $140 for 4 and includes:

All mains are served with Baked Potatoes, Corn on the Cob with Paprika Butter, Coleslaw and Butter Lettuce and Iceberg Salad.

Choice of dessert:

  • Lemon Tart with Berry Compote
  • Sticky Date Pudding with Pepe Saya Mascarpone

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Brasserie L’entrecôte   

The regular Brasserie L’entrecôte menu will be available.

Reservations can be made directly from the website BOOK NOW button.

Brasserie L’entrecôte offer delivery through Ubereats but you can also come in for takeaway.

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Four Frogs Crêperie

On September 5th and 6th, for Father’s Day 2020, Four Frogs Crêperie have again partnered with the Frenchies to offer a Frenchies Pale Ale to all fathers dining at Four Frogs.


Frenchies Bistro and Brewery is a local brewery based in Rosebery and owned by two Frenchmen, Thomas and Vincent. They cook everything from scratch with fresh produce and craft their own beers. The fine dining French cuisine is designed to match the beers, but also wine.

fête des pères 2020

Four Frogs have partnered with them to offer well-deserving Dads Frenchies’ delicious Pale Ale. One of their most popular beers, the Pale Ale is packed with citrus flavours and backed by a delicious maltiness. The floral flavours go perfectly with orange. That’s why Four Frogs Crêperie recommends having it served with their Crêpe Suzette, which is made with orange segments, candied orange zest, orange caramel sauce & Grand Marnier. 


You can pair your beer with any galette or crêpe from their menu.


Book your table at the relevant Four Frogs Crêperie location via the below links:

Book Randwick 

Book Mosman

Book Lane Cove

Book Circular Quay


Franca Brasserie

They are open, only for lunch, from midday, bookings essential.


Franca Brasserie is also offering takeaway for its entire menu available pick up and large pre-orders are able to be delivered locally. 


They are highlighting all of their shared mains sure to satisfy dad and the whole family for lunch. 


For all pre-orders for catering and reservations please email [email protected] 


Frenchies Brasserie, Elanora

Frenchies Brasserie is open for Father’s Day 2020 hours from 12pm to 7pm.

Take a look at their Celebration 3-course brasserie menu here. 


La Boucherie

La Boucherie is a French Brasserie and Steak house in Baulkham Hills.

They are doing 2 services for lunch (11:30 and 1:30) and one for dinner 6:00 pm for Father’s Day 2020.

You can view the Father’s Day 2020 – La Boucherie menu here

Father's Day 2020 - La Boucherie


La Renaissance

La Renaissance is planning a beautiful Chocolate Milles Feuilles for Father’s Day 2020. Pricing and image not available at time of publishing.  



Monopole will be open for dinner from 5pm on Sunday the 6th September for Father’s Day 2020.

They will offer their normal menus, the à la carte and the tasting menu.


Reservations to be made online via their website.

How are you celebrating Father’s Day 2020?



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Father's Day 2020

It’s International Cabernet Sauvignon Day today!

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Today, Sunday 30 August 2020, is International Cabernet Sauvignon Day. Below we tell you about the grape, the wine and give you some recommendations of French Cabernet Sauvignons to drink for International Cabernet Sauvignon Day.

International Cabernet Sauvignon Day

Origins of the variety

The Cabernet Sauvignon grape is a relatively new variety. DNA testing at UC Davis Departmentof Viticulture and Enology found that Cabernet Sauvignon is the product of a chance crossing between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon blanc during what was most likely a chance crossing in the 17th century in southwestern France.

By Taryn – originally posted to Flickr as Cabernet Sauvignon, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4168114


The name

There are a few hypotheses on the origin of the word “Cabernet”. It is said that the word “cabernet” is a distortion of the word “Carmeneth”. Other hypotheses link the word to the colour carmine, others say that is an arabic word which means “vine”. 


The only thing there is agreement on in relation to the word “cabernet” is in relation to the usage of “et” at the end of the word. It signifies that the grapes are small in size in the Occitan language. 


There is agreement however on the word “Sauvignon”, which is believed to be derived from the French sauvage meaning “wild” and to refer to the grape being a wild Vitis vinifera vine native to France.


Where Cabernet Sauvignon is from

Bordeaux is said to most likely be the “birthplace” of the vine, and its wines are often the inspiration for winemakers around the world who try to imitate the structure and complexity of Bordeaux wines. 

The famous Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignons are a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet franc and Merlot. But it was first blended in Bordeaux with Syrah (from the Northern Rhone), a pairing that is commonly also seen in Australia and some vin de pays wines from the Languedoc.


Flavour profile

Cabernet Sauvignon classically produces full-bodied wines that are high in tanins, and with noticeable acidity that assists in the ageing potential of the wine. 


In cooler climates, Cabernet Sauvignon often has blackcurrant notes, together with green capsicum notes, as well as mint and cedar, all of which become more pronounced as the wine ages. 

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In more moderate climates, the blackcurrant notes are also often seen but this time with black cherry and black olive notes.


In very hot climates, the currant flavors of Cabernet Sauvignon are more so towards the over-ripe and “jammy” side. 


In parts of Australia, in particular in South Australia’s Coonawarra region, Cabernet Sauvignon wines tend to have a characteristic eucalyptus or menthol notes.


The most grown wine grape

Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted wine grape, with a total of 341,000 hectares (3,410 km²) under vine worldwide!

Know Your Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon | Wine Spectator
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Other names

Cabernet Sauvignon is also known as Bouchet, Bouche, Petit-Bouchet, Petit-Cabernet, Petit-Vidure, Vidure, Sauvignon Rouge.


So what should we drink for International Cabernet Sauvignon Day?


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Daniel Airoldi of Airoldi Fine Wines gives us his recommendations for International Cabernet Sauvignon Day.


Favourite cabernet sauvignon 

The Grand Vin du Château Latour. In my job, I am lucky to be able to taste this wine often, and it always fills with me with as much emotion. It’s a wine with a lot of volume and complexity and it keeps for a long time. 


Journee mondiale du cabernet sauvignonRecommended cabernet sauvignon

The Château Fourcas-Hosten 2015  at the moment, it can be drunk alone. A little appellation, Listrac Médoc which is little known but which makes sublime wines with very good vintages like the 2015 one! 


Food pairing

Roast lamb with flageolet beans







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Nathalie Taquet of Bottli says:


Recommendation for International Cabernet Sauvignon Day

As for a recommendation of an iconic Bordeaux blend, I would suggest the 2011 Château La Tour de Mons which originates from an exceptional part of the left bank in Bordeaux, Margaux, where the wines are graceful and seductive.


The Château is a historical estate and is owned by the Perrado family as an expansion of its family business, of which Nathalie Perrado is in charge. They own Chateau Marquis d’Alesme, 4th growth of the Grands Crus classés en 1855 and Chateau Labegorce, one of emerging Crus Bourgeois in Margaux.

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The estate is a 48 hectare vineyard, of which the plantation consists of up to 56% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot. The annual blend can be variable depending on the vintage. Cabernet Franc is a common variety in both the left and right banks, particularly in the right bank, the plantation has no longer existed in its vineyard. 


The vineyard possesses a unique terroir of gravel, clay and limestone soils, which enables such late-ripening varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot to achieve optimal phenolic ripeness.


2011 was a typical good vintage, so crops were healthy and ripe without fungal infections and green characters. The wine has an attractive deep crimson colour with distinguishing “cassis”, cedar, tobacco notes. It is quintessential, well-balanced, concentrated, structured yet refined with lingering finish.


What to eat?

It will be an unparalleled match with dry-age rib-eye steak or grilled lamb as protein softens tanins of the wine, and the beautiful structure of acidity and tannin cuts any greasiness of red meat.


Sommelier on Demand

As part of Bottli’s distinctive “Concierge Service”, they offer a “Sommelier on Demand” to organise private events. Nathalie Taaquet says that “It would be a life-changing experience if you are a food and wine enthusiast who seeks a specialist for leading the tasting event such as a classic wine comparison between French and Aussie wine or food & wine matching.” 


France Soir 


Melbourne’s France-Soir restaurant has opened up a wine store and you can buy wonderful French wines from it. 


What is your favourite cabernet sauvignon and why?

I will stay in Bordeaux and remain classic. When Bordeaux meet maturity and all stars are aligned it can be a magical moment!


Recommended cabernet sauvignon

2016 Chateau La Couronne Grand Cru Saint Emilion is a lovely approachable and inexpensive Grand Cru, this is not too overpowering in oak and great drinking while still young, beautiful concentrated pretty intense nose dominated by black fruit and raspberry and silky tannins


Food pairings?

Steak all the way, red meat on the BBQ.


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Adelaide’s French wine bar changes things up and recommends an Australian Cabernet Sauvignon from Western Australia. 


mondiale du cabernet sauvignonDefinitely this Cab Sav’ from Sam Vinciullo! 


The grapes are dry grown near the town of Cawaramup in the Margaret River region and farmed using organic practices.  Fermented on skins and made without any pumping, temperature control of ferment, filtering, fining, oak or additions…Just grapes! This wine is powerful and alive! 


Food pairing

This wine pairing is best with nearly all red meat, including prime rib, New York strip and filet mignon.


Le Plonque 


Margot from Le Plonque speaks to us about Cabernet Sauvignon


A little about Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is the most popular red varietal in the world. Born in Bordeaux, France, it is a cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. We love Cab Sav for its strength and its ability to age and sublimate with age.


Cabernet has very strong tannins, a lot of body, not bad acidity and it makes rich alcohol content wines. Vinified on its own, it produces really strong wines (which some people appreciate). In Bordeaux, it is almost always used in blending, it is mostly blended with Merlot. Why is this? Merlot is intensely fruity, it will broaden the aromatic palette of the wine, it will also bring finesse and roundness. A Cab Sav / Merlot blend will be balanced, fruity, elegant, with great ageing potential.


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For the Cab Sav day, I chose Château Dallau 2016 which is a Bordeaux Supérieur. Why did I choose it? Because very often, when we think of Bordeaux wines, we think of excessively expensive wines (especially abroad). Château Dallau red is a Cab Sav / Merlot / Cabernet Franc blend that is affordable ($24.90), it has a very nice structure and intense fruity aromas, it can be drunk now or kept for several more years. 


The best part about it is that we love it: it comes from Libourne, from a family estate, the Bertin’s, where know-how and passion for wine have been passed down from generation to generation since 1742. 


Château Dallau 2016 goes very well with red meats such as beef, lamb or duck (even better if accompanied by a pepper sauce) as well as certain cheeses (Brie, Camembert, St Nectaire). 


Mosaïque Wines



Thomas Gisbert speaks to us for International Cabernet Sauvignon Day


His favourite cabernet sauvignons

When I think of Cabernet Sauvignon, I am transported to the Left Bank in Bordeaux. My favourites are from the Margaux appellation. Having studied wine for 3 years at INSEEC Bordeaux, I was lucky to be able to taste a lot of Bordeaux and to meet a large number of winemakers. Studying, I had little money to buy myself the Grand Cru Classé 1855 and what’s more I don’t like very wooded wines, so I spent a lot of time looking for little known wines with a good price/quality rapport: Les Crus bourgeois du Médoc is a good discovery point.


journée mondiale du cabernet sauvignonHis recommendation

The Chateau Paveil de Luze Cru Bourgeois Margaux has been one of my favourites since my studies in Bordeaux, a very classic style, quite traditional and elegant. I particularly recommend it with a bit of age, always at very honest prices both in France and in Australia. Today we sell in Australia the 2012, 8 years old but still a lot of fruit and energy for this wine blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Give it a try! 



Simply paired with grilled lamb chops and vegetables or a shoulder of lamb in the oven.


What Cabernet Sauvignon will you drink today for International Cabernet Sauvignon day?


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International Cabernet Sauvignon Day