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.
This will be an unforgettable evening paying homage to the vineyards of the Barossa Valley, as well as espousing the virtue of collecting wine in large format bottles. Join Torbreck ambassador Ben Yoffa and Vinified's' own head sommelier for an evening of Torbreck Wines, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the ICONIC RUNRIG Shiraz !
A delicious 3 course Italian inspired meal by the Grand team will be shared as you are guided through some vinous history in an intimate setting all of while devouring almost a dozen top class wines from this iconic producer.
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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.
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 !!
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
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.