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the Little Penguin Australian Wine

      April 17, 2009

Volume 9, Issue 1      
the Little Penguin Wine Times

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Take a Survey - get a Penguin

Want to help the real Little Penguins of Australia?

We at the Little Penguin Wines love our consumers, value your opinions, and want to hear MORE from you. From time to time, we want to send out surveys to get feedback on a number of issues from the people who matter the most, YOU. This is a perfect platform for you to be heard and more importantly offers you the chance to help the animals for which our wine is named after.

Sign up to be a survey participant, and the first 300 people will receive a 'penguin adoption' for a real Little Penguin of Australia.

Follow the link ... To sign up now

Proceeds from the adoptions will go directly to the Penguin Foundation in Victoria, Australia. Working with the Phillip Island Nature Park, the Penguin Foundation raises and allocates funds to projects ranging from penguin rescue and rehabilitation in the event of a man-made disaster; to building new penguin nesting areas; monitoring penguin health and behavior; and protecting the real Little Penguins' natural environment.

About the Penguin Foundation

The Penguin Foundation was established to protect and preserve one of Australia's most important natural assets – the Little Penguins of Phillip Island. Working in partnership with the Phillip Island Nature Park, the Foundation raises funds for projects which support the Little Penguins. Every cent raised by the Foundation goes directly to projects supporting the Little Penguins of Phillip Island. It also has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status and all contributions are fully tax deductible. For more information on the Penguin Foundation, go to

Spring is in the air and Pinot Noir is the ...

Spring has sprung for the Little Penguin and what better way to celebrate the new season than with some Little Penguin Pinot Noir? The Little Penguin Pinot Noir is the perfect quaff for any Spring gathering including; Spring Break, Brunch or even relaxing after a long day of Spring Cleaning.

The Little Penguin Pinot Noir is fresh and lively with juicy cherry and strawberry notes – sure to please. And now the Little Penguin Pinot Noir is available in large format bottles – 1.5L bottle. Perfect! Now you will even have enough wine to share a glass with a friend!

Entertaining at home...

Saving money is a big priority today. But saving money does not mean saving on fun. The Little Penguin suggests hosting a game night with family and friends. Break out the board games and the Wii - Add a couple bottles of the Little Penguin – and before you know it – it's an entertaining inexpensive evening at home.

Here's the step by step:

A) Call some friends
B) Bust out the Scrabble, cards, Wii, Ping Pong, etc.
C) Provide beverages like the Little Penguin Pinot Grigio or Shiraz and a little nosh (see recipes below)
D) Bask in the glory of being the party planner who brought it all together without spending a lot of dough!

Introducing Our Penguin Punch

1 Bottle the Little Penguin Shiraz
1 Cup Pineapple Juice
1/4 Cup Lime Juice
1 Cup Sprite
Sliced Oranges and Limes

Add 2 scoops of ice to a 2-qt. pitcher
Pour in the Little Penguin Shiraz and the two juices. Stir well.
Add Sprite. Quick Stir.
Add 6 orange slices and 2 lime slices.
Pour into a tall tumbler with ice.
Garnish with orange, lime and cherry.
Kick back and enjoy!

Introducing Chili's Penguin Punch

1 cup pitted large rustic green olives
1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes with some oil
4 tablespoons capers, roughly chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 anchovy fillets
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/8 teaspoon lemon zest
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions: Pulse all ingredients in a food processor until a rough puree consistency.

Makes 1 generous cup.

If you want to keep the cooking to a minimum, you can serve any of these light bites along with the Olive Tapenade:

  • Wedges of Manchego cheese with a dollop of quince paste
  • Endive spears filled with goat cheese and topped with a sprinkle of finely diced red peppers
  • Filleted anchovies in oil
  • Mixed Mediterranean olives with roasted almonds dusted with cinnamon


If you were a wine, what would you be? A popular Pinot Noir perhaps? A classic Chardonnay? Or are you bold and fresh like one of our new varietals? Humor your inner penguin and have your party guests take our updated Wine Personality Test:

For a fun twist, encourage your guests to bring a bottle of the wine variety that matches their personality to share with the group.


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