the Little Penguin Australian Wine

      May 1, 2007

Volume 7, Issue 1      
the Little Penguin Wine Times


Break out the swim trunks and fire up the barbecue: it's time for some warm weather fun! This season, the Little Penguin has some great new activities and a new refreshing varietal to add to your summer enjoyment. Make your parties SIZZLE this summer with the cool, social personality of the Little Penguin!

Summer White Bottle

Surf's Up for Summer White!

the Little Penguin has taken some time away from the sand and surf to come up with a refreshing new varietal—the Little Penguin Summer White. This limited-edition summer blend of Chardonnay and Riesling is sure to make your taste buds pop with the flavors of the season. Summer White has aromas of fresh, tropical fruits with hints of lemon and lime and subtle notes of minerals that add complexity—leading to a juicy, clean finish. And be sure to check out the fun bottle design, featuring everyone's favorite flightless bird “hanging ten” on a radical wave. Whether it's an energetic evening with friends or a fun picnic with family, the Little Penguin Summer White is sure to add some cool fun to any hot summer gathering! Look for it wherever you buy any of the bold-flavored varietals of the Little Penguin wine.

Send us your summer TLP party photos

What's on the Little Penguin's Playlist?

Down Under — Men at Work

Surfin' USA — Beach Boys

Wipeout — Surfaris

Soak Up the Sun — Sheryl Crow

Adopt a Penguin

Summer Essentials for Entertaining

Let the Little Penguin bring hot sizzling summer fun to your backyard shindig with these tips for the ultimate summer bash!

Use fresh flowers and bold colored dishes to jazz up your backyard celebration

Seasonal ingredients such as peppermint and cilantro will add some zing to any ordinary recipe

Serve hot foods at proper temperatures; cold dishes and salads should be out of the sun and on ice

Provide a variety of seasonal beverages such as fresh juices, flavored teas and of course a variety of the Little Penguin wines!

The flavors of wine truly come alive when served at just the right temperatures—here's some rules of thumb:

  • Chardonnay and Summer White: 50 degrees F
  • Pinot Noir: 60 degrees F
  • Cabernet, Shiraz and Merlot: 65 degrees F

Experiment with different sauces and rubs to get the ultimate flavor from your barbie

Good people and big fun are the best accessories to a great backyard bonanza!

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In the News

Bottle Merlot

“Australia takes the prize for coolest labels with the Little Penguin Merlot.”
- Imprint Online

“[the Little Penguin Pinot Noir] is fruity, with big raspberry and cherry flavors and a nice hit of sweet oak that does not overpower the wine.”
- The Vail Trail

“Best buy whites include the Little Penguin 2006 Chardonnay.”
- Toronto Star

“the Little Penguin, the maker of six tasty Australian varietal wines, is sponsoring an Adopt-A-Penguin program aimed at preserving the charming, real-life Little Penguins found only in Australia.”
- Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Getting Groovy

Getting Groovy

This summer is the hottest time to make a splash with the Little Penguin. the Little Penguin's all about having fun this summer and fun times are guaranteed when you include the Little Penguin and music! Visit your local retailer to purchase a bottle of the Little Penguin and receive two free music downloads. So surf...sip...and get a little groovy this summer with a bottle of the Little Penguin!

Add Some Sizzle To Your Summer Dishes!

Bottle MerlotWith temperatures rising and grills firing up, people everywhere are raring to relax and enjoy the warm weather. the Little Penguin encourages you to maximize your summer enjoyment—even when snacking solo or dining with friends. The ultimate ambassador of fun offers up these helpful tips to complement the bold flavors of the Little Penguin wine.

Chardonnay tastes great with fresh clams, scallops and other “catches of the day”

Shiraz complements a thin crust pizza; add some pineapple and ham to make it a tropical delicacy!

Pinot Noir pairs marvelously with a tender piece of salmon right off the grill

Merlot works great with light Asian fare like California rolls or a sesame chicken salad.

Cabernet Sauvignon matches perfectly with tender steak or homemade pasta salad

Try the new Summer White with any of your favorite warm weather cuisines—from fresh fruit salad to hamburgers straight from the grill!