5 reasons to drink wine this August in Phnom Penh

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You might not realize it, but wine pairs with a lot of things in Cambodia. Watching the sunset on the riverside, chilling on the picture-perfect beaches of Koh Rong, or simply enjoying a glass at home while you unwine-d. So, for all Phnom Penh dwellers out there, here’s why it’s wine-o-clock all August long.

Take advantage of discounts on premium wines all August long

The following wines are on sale this month at Hok Sreang, Sovannary, Bayon, Cambodian Superstore, Phnom Penh Superstore and many more. Disclaimer: Coconuts does not encourage becoming a wino, be a wine-yes!

Buy two bottles, get the third for free

Get more bottles for your buck with this tempting freebie – while stocks last. No poor decisions here, only pour decisions!

Photo: Amazing August Wine Sale
Photo: Amazing August Wine Sale

Bring your friends together with a gift of great wine

Nothing beats a nice bottle of wine with close friends overlooking Phnom Penh’s salmon-colored cityscape. Bring a couple of bottles (or more), point that fan directly at you, and clink glasses on the rooftop. For a crowd-pleasing gift, choose a wine that embodies bold and complex notes like Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet. The ambiance and conversation will complement the rich dark berry taste. Good thing the Amazing August Wine Sale makes those rooftop nights last longer.

Buy 2 bottles of Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet and get 1 free 375ml Shiraz Cabernet

Photo: Amazing August Wine Sale
Photo: Amazing August Wine Sale

Start your evening with a glass of wine before heading out on the town

Before you head out to Bassac Lane to meet your crew at The Library, break the ice at home with Beaulieu Vineyard California Merlot, a fruit-forward red with dark berries and smoky oak on the nose. This quality merlot from one of the oldest historical vineyards in Napa Valley makes for sophisticated, but easy drinking — the perfect way to start a night out in Phnom Penh.

Buy 2 bottles of Beaulieu Vineyards California Merlot and get 1 free bottle of Beaulieu Vineyards California Chardonnay.

Photo: Amazing August Wine Sale
Photo: Amazing August Wine Sale

Make it romantic with a bottle of Bordeaux on Tonle Bati  

Remember that sunset we mentioned earlier? Well, it’s even more beautiful over Tonle Bati, a lake 30km south of Phnom Penh. It’s a favorite sunset spot for locals and those escaping from the city. Bring a picnic and be sure to pack a bottle of Maison de Grand Esprit L’être Magique Bordeaux. Nothing says romance like French wine, right? This Bordeaux is modest with a silky mouth-feel and approachable — much like how you want to seem to your date!

Buy 2 bottles of Maison de Grand Esprit L’être Magique Bordeaux and get 1 free bottle of L’être Magique.

Find these wine deals throughout August at Hok Sreang, Sovannary, Bayon, Cambodian Superstore and Phnom Penh Superstore.

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