I like white wine and our favourite brand is Brown Brothers .It is a great winery in NE Victoria. We used to go there every year on the Winery Walkabout. when we visited all the wineries in this area over one weekend. It was so much fun and some of our friends got to know the winemakers quite well. The winemakers were always around to answer questions. With the advent of places like Dan Murphy's, or BWS, people can go pick up their favourite wines from the cheap Bottle-O. It is worth it to go to the wineries at least once to experience the atmosphere, and not all the varieties are available at bottle shops. I also like Banrock Station Moscato. I'm not a red wine drinker, but I am partial to a port or muscat.
I have always been wary of alcohol as it usually makes me throw up. I can occasionally manage something light like Moscato and I find the better brands, like Brown Brothers for instance, don't tend to make me feel as sick.
Due to a rare musculoskeletal illness I am required to use some ghastly medications. Ever since I began this routine,I have not bothered to drink alcoholic beverages of any sort,due to the dangers of the interactions between these products! It has been so very many years now that I cannot even recall what my favourite brand of wine was. I do know that we always bought direct from Wineries all those years ago,and this way we always knew what we would be drinking thanks to the tastings of various wines which were part of the whole Winery experience. I never enjoyed sparkling wines at all as they would give me severe headaches from the first sip!! I have also never tasted a beer which I have liked,though on a very hot day,in my pre-medication days, a shandy would be rather nice as long as the amount of beer was so small that it just took the sweetness from the lemonade!
Red Wine: Wynn's, McWilliam's, Penfold's, Tyrell's, & many others'!
Special mention goes to Paarl 'Pinotage', from Sth Africa.
Am also partial to a drop of Spanish, Argentinian, or Chilean red!
I love my 'Reds'!
White Wine: Brown Bros (Crouchen Reisling).
I dislike any 'dry' white, preferring the 'sweeter' varieties'.
I also enjoy a good Rose, especially 'Rose d'Anjou', IF I can get it!
Beer: Cooper's 'Light' or 'Pale' Ale, or a drop o' Guinness, imported only!
I used to have a red if I was out for a family birthday dinner, but now we don't do family birthday dinners, so I just have a small G&T each night, & a sparkling wine on New Years Eve, or for our birthday dinners (just the 2 of us!) at our local restaurant, which we can walk too.