Produttori del Barbaresco – New Release 2007 Vintage

Produttori del Barbaresco is a co-operative from the famous Barbaresco wine appelation in Piedmont, North-West Italy. Classed as Barbaresco Riserva DOCG (there’s also the entry level Langhe Nebbiolo DOC and a base Barbaresco DOCG), there are nine separate cru bottlings from the Barbaresco zone, produced from the finest vintages. Each wine is a distinguishing expression of its… Read More Produttori del Barbaresco – New Release 2007 Vintage

Colonial Beef Steak Club @ Chophouse

Chophouse (http://www.chophouse.com.au/) and Kingsleys (http://www.kingsleys.com.au/)  (Pacific Restaurant group) run “Colonial Beef Steak Club” dinners for their regular customers and for those who enjoy a great dinner paired with wines/fortifieds. As soon as you walk in there’s a “club” feel to it with everyone there for the same reason (appreciation of food/wine) and chatting along regardless of… Read More Colonial Beef Steak Club @ Chophouse

Emmilou’s ‘Taste of Autumn’ wine dinner with Stockman’s Ridge Wines

Last week Emmilou  hosted another wine dinner (http://www.emmilou.com.au/), matched to Stockman’s Ridge Wines from Orange (http://www.stockmansridge.com.au/). As people turned up we started trying the wines immediately and got some quiet time with the winemaker, Jonathan, before the place filled up. He makes wine without formal winemaking education and lab testings, and instead just uses his primal wine instincts.… Read More Emmilou’s ‘Taste of Autumn’ wine dinner with Stockman’s Ridge Wines

Best’s Wines New Releases "Tweet up" Dinner @ Fix St. James

1st September 2010 – Best’s Wines (http://www.bestswines.com/) held their “Tweet Up” Dinner in celebration of their newly released wines, at Fix St James Wine Bar/Restaurant (http://www.fixstjames.com.au/). People at the dinner, as well as many others who received Best’s wine packs to review on the same night whether they were at the dinner or not, used Twitter to voice their thoughts… Read More Best’s Wines New Releases "Tweet up" Dinner @ Fix St. James

Burgundy Masterclass with Benjamin Leroux, at Steel Bar and Grill, Sydney.

Steel Bar and Grill in Sydney CBD (http://www.steelbarandgrill.com/) held the Burgundy/Cote d’Or Masterclass hosted by Benjamin Leroux – an expert in winemaking and French wines, and a negociant (French term for a wine merchant who buys produce of smaller growers/winemakers and sells the resulting wines under their own name), and also converts many of his growers to organic… Read More Burgundy Masterclass with Benjamin Leroux, at Steel Bar and Grill, Sydney.

Chapel Hill, il Vescovo Sangiovese Cabernet 2004

Chapel Hill’s Sangiovese Cabernet 2004 – Brought this to a dinner recently at Love Supreme Pizza in Paddington – good pizza place. I’ve always been a fan of Chapel Hill, being McLaren Vale based wines. McLaren Vale (South Australia) is well known for many Red wines, such as Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, with the ability to create… Read More Chapel Hill, il Vescovo Sangiovese Cabernet 2004

TopGear Wine Dinner @ MuMu Grill with Eurocentric wines

Again, Stewart / http://www.winewithoutbs.com.au/ has done another very successful wine dinner (1st July), a TopGear Wine Dinner, at MuMu Grill, with two brand new Porsches including the new 4-seater Panamera, parked on the pavement outside for us to look at, smell the cafe au lait leather and sit in the dreamy technology (and buy if… Read More TopGear Wine Dinner @ MuMu Grill with Eurocentric wines