Brisbane - Please advise - Good supermarket with wine selection
I will spend 24 hours in Brisbane. As this is my first visit to Australia I need some advice. I like to go to a big supermarket and look for some gourmet stuff I can't find in Europe. I also would like to buy some good Shiraz (budget: max. AUD 20 for one bottle) Is Woolworths or Coles better? Is there a big supermarktet I can reach easily with public transport? I am staying near the airport.
Due to the peculiarities of liquor licencing in Australia, you can't actually buy alcohol from a supermarket. You need either a supermarket with a bottle shop attached, a bottle shop on separate premises owned by a supermarket, or an independent bottle shop. Fortunately you're never very far from one.
There is a large Woolworths and a Dan Murphy (Woolworths owned bottle shop) in the Airport Village. Easy!
Good advice from MrG to find the shops but Woolies (and other supermarkets) are not great for "gourmet" foods, and $20 isn't going to get "good" Shiraz even at Dan Murphy's as $20 is pretty much the mid point for mass market. If you want good allow $40+ - hopefully the DM's you visit with have a "Cellar" selection area which will have wines with a bit of age - most do - and decent Shiraz always benefits from a few years in the bottle.