Explore Pinot Lunch
Mar
30
12:30 PM12:30

Explore Pinot Lunch

We will take an in depth look at the diversity of styles from all over the world, incl; Wines from the Mornington, New Zealand, the United States and of course Burgundy. This  is a tasting and lunch not to be missed. This will be as much about Mike's wines and Ocean Eights' story as it will be about the evelotion of Pinot Noir. Want to know what to put in the cellar? Join us too find out....Book Now. Come along and for under the cost of a bottle of burgundy you will re - discover a favourite Melbourne venue and sample some Great Pinot Noir Tickets are strictly limited.

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Chianti Classics - Tasting & Lunch
May
25
12:30 PM12:30

Chianti Classics - Tasting & Lunch

Sangiovese and Chianti have often had a reputation as being cheap, however the opposite is true. There are some great value styles from both here and Italy that really do belong in you cellar! Italian food and Chianti is a match made in heaven. It will be a celebration of all things Italy @ Ombra Salumi Bar, a tutored tasting of top Sangiovese variety wines. Vinified’s Luke Campbell  will guide you on how to taste, what to drink and what to put in your cellar while tasting a casual lunch with antipasto and pizza serve alongside some sensory pleasure, education and fun.

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Secrets of Cellaring Workshop
Aug
31
3:00 PM15:00

Secrets of Cellaring Workshop

Learn the five secrets of cellaring while tasting four wine flights that contrast current releases from Mac Forbes Wines and Wild Duck Creek Estate with their aged counterparts.

Wine industry personalities and sommeliers will guide you through the tasting and a discussion of how a wine matures, looking at the various aging and cellaring qualities of iconic varieties like riesling, chardonnay, pinot noir and shiraz.

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Alternative Varieties Wine Lunch
Mar
2
12:30 PM12:30

Alternative Varieties Wine Lunch

Sick of drinking the same old wines over and over? Join us at our first lunch for the year as we explore all things different and uncover some new gems to drink for 2019. Join Luke for lunch and explore Alternative varieties and styles ranging from Pet Nat, through white and rose to red that match perfectly with the Vietnamese food (with both French and Chinese influences).

We will take in a shared banquet styled informal lunch in a private setting at the light filled,  bright, City incarnation of the St Kilda's institution- UNCLE 15 Collins St, Melbourne CBD!  $79 +Booking Fee. it’s a great way to casually ease into your wine imbibing for 2019. BOOK TODAY !!

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Open that Bottle Night Dinner #OTBN19
Feb
23
6:30 PM18:30

Open that Bottle Night Dinner #OTBN19

On the last Saturday in Feb, February 23rd, wine lovers everywhere will pull the corks on the wines — old, expensive, or just sentimental—that they’ve been saving for “someday.” The last Saturday in February marks Open That Bottle Night, an unofficial but glorious vinous holiday invented by former The Wall Street Journal wine columnists Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher in 1999.

Our first dinner of out Tenth Anniversary Year - 2019. It’s a bring-your-own event in conjunction with #OTBN 2019 – an event where you bring the wine. Did someone give you a birthday bottle? Have you been hanging on to something from your wedding or do you just want to try that bottle with like-minded people? Join us at SAXE Restaurant for a 3 course dinner in a 1 HAT Restaurant. We will also be drinking a lot of wine from Luke’s personal cellar! Yes, you read that correctly… .. Luke and our sommeliers will talk to you about your bottle, and uncork some of Luke’s own. There will be special offers to buy cellared gems on the evening and we will talk all things aged, cellaring, oxidation and the 5 factors to consider when starting a cellar. Book Today

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Secrets of Cellaring Workshop
Aug
18
3:00 PM15:00

Secrets of Cellaring Workshop

What:  Secrets of Cellaring Workshop / Wine Tasting
Where: Qt Hotel, 166 Russell Street, Melbourne
When:  Saturday 18th August 2018 from 3pm to 5pm
Investment:  $99 per person (including Stems)

We have had a huge coup, for our next round of Secrets of Cellaring: We have secured Rod Kempe from Lake’s Folly. According to the Wine Ark Classification, Lake's Folly is one of Australia's most collected wines (it’s no. 2, second only to Penfolds Grange). As well as presenting two of his Cabernets on the day we will also have a Q and A with Rod and get his take on aged wines in Australia. It is also worth noting that Lake’s Folly never do public tastings, so this truly is a rare and very special event!

With our partners Signature Cellars we are bringing these hugely successful cellaring workshops back to Melbourne. Join influential sommelier Luke Campbell (Vinified) as he presents you with the 5 Secrets to Cellaring in a informal setting with the amazing environs of Qt Hotel in Melbourne.

This is by far the best insight into collecting wines i’ve come across - Joel Simkins, Bibo Wine Bar - Sydney, Feb ’18

During the masterclass, you will taste several examples of current release wines vs the aged counterparts to gain an understanding of how a wine matures. Riesling, Pinot Noir and Cabernet are just some of the styles we will taste on the day, you will learn what styles you prefer with age, how to tell if a wine will age.
Plus we are also going to have a Q and A with special guest winemaker Rodney Kempe (Lake's Folly - Hunter Valley) to discuss his opinions on aged wine in Australia. Lake's Folly is one of Australia's most iconic wine brands and one of Australia's most collected wines.

Your admin price includes 2 Gabriel-Glass Stems (Value $45) to take away, all wines, the 5 secrets of cellaring, grazing platter and the opportunity to become a member of Australia’s most exclusive personal sommelier network” . BOOK TODAY!

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Taste of Spain Wine Dinner
Jul
19
6:45 PM18:45

Taste of Spain Wine Dinner

If you love Spanish wine then join us in the upstairs Private Dining Room at Bar Lourinha, Melbourne for a winter wine dinner as we celebrate Spain. You will taste your way through several wines & a Spanish culinary feast of the senses created by the chefs. Bar Lourinha has been at the forefront of the Spanish dining scene in Melbourne for over a decade. he menu will be a traditional shared feast accompanied by 10 wines from the great regions of Spain: think Sherry, Ribera del Duero & a selection of reds from the great heights of Bierzo & ole' favourite Rioja

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Aged Bordeaux Dinner
Jun
14
6:45 PM18:45

Aged Bordeaux Dinner

We will be pulling some amazing Cabernet from our cellars. Bordeaux is home to wines that offer Old World elegance and intense flavour are impressively food-friendly, too. We still have a few tickets left for our upcoming wine dinner @bonapfitzroy We will explore and enhance your knowledge of this fascinating wine region. if you love #Cabernet or simply wish to uncover some #Bordeaux Secrets, This is it!

Menu du Jour

Entrée to share : selection of home made charcuterie

Mains ( your choice of) :

Beef Bourguignon with seasonal vegetables

or

Poulet fondant – chicken breast, thyme jus, goat & chives curd, sautéed mushrooms

Sides of potatoes and garden salad

Selection of Cheese to finish.

Guests will enjoy tastes from Haut Medoc, Saint Emilion, #Margaux#Pauillac, all paired perfectly to an amazing meal. Some rare #champagne to start then Whites wine, and reds wine will all be featured on the night along with a 3 course #dinner including aged examples so we can understand how these styles #cellar .

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Rhone Ranges Wine Dinner feat. Keith Tulloch Wines
Apr
12
6:45 PM18:45

Rhone Ranges Wine Dinner feat. Keith Tulloch Wines

  • Kirks Wine Bar (Downstairs Cellar) (map)
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Keith Tulloch wines is founded on strong Hunter history producing distinctive Rhone style wines from some of the Hunters oldest vineyard sites.  Keith himself is a fourth generation winemaker from the famous Tulloch dynasty. It was after returning from the Rhône in 1996 that Keith and Amanda decided that together they would make wine in a way that truly reflected the traditional methods of great French wines, as well as capturing the essence and character of the local Hunter Valley.

With Keith  joining us, he and Luke will discuss the Hunter Region, Shiraz as a variety and it’s homeland the Rhone Valley. if you love your red wine or simply can’t get enough of Shiraz, this promise’s to be a dinner not to be missed. Join us Thursday the 12th of April at Kirks Wine Bar for and enjoy a three course dinner of sensory pleasure, education and fun. (6.30pm for 7pm start)  Bookings essential. Seats are limited.

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Secrets of Cellaring Masterclass - Sydney
Feb
17
3:00 PM15:00

Secrets of Cellaring Masterclass - Sydney

What are the true rewards of maturation? How do I set up my cellar? Have you ever wondered what a wine might taste like 6, 8 or 10 years after bottling. All these questions will be answered..

With our partners Signature Cellars Pty Ltd we are bringing these hughly successful cellaring masterclasses to Sydney. Join influential sommelier Luke Campbell (Vinified) as he presents you with the 5 Secrets to Cellaring in a informal setting with the amazing environs of Bibo Wine Bar in Sydney.

During the masterclass, you will taste several examples of current release wines vs the aged counterparts to gain an understanding of how a wine matures. Riesling, Pinot Noir and Cabernet are just some of the styles we will taste on the day, you will learn what styles you prefer with age, how to tell if a wine will age and we are also going to have a Q and A with special guest winemaker Rodney Kempe ( Lake's Folly - Hunter Valley) to discuss his opinions on aged wine in Australia. Lake's Folly is one of Australias Most Iconic wine brands and one of Australia's most collected wines.

Your admin price includes 2  Stems (Value $45) to take away, all wines, the 5 secrets of cellaring, grazing platter and the opportunity to become a member of Australia's most exclusive personal sommelier network. 

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Secrets of Cellaring Workshop
Oct
14
3:00 PM15:00

Secrets of Cellaring Workshop

Has your Friday night habit become a hobbie? There comes a time is one's life where you need turn your collection of bottles into a Cellar, fleeting encounters will no longer do. Do you want to take things to the next level?  This workshop is for you;  join influencial sommelier Luke Campbell (Vinified) as he presents you with the 5 secrets to bulding a cellar in a informal setting.

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