Cheese Matching & Rosé at Milk the Cow – April 10, 2016

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Rosé & Cheese Matching Event

Our rosé & cheese matching event at Milk the Cow Licensed Fromagerie was on and we had a full house again.

It was sold out within 2 days of announcing this event and this is just from facebook.

This event is our second most popular event.

I have noticed that our guests who attend our rosé events are so excited to try new things and I love to see such enthusiasm.

Please note that all our wine comes from Top Australian Wines Pty Ltd and any wine from our events can be purchased online here.

I am sure that it will continue to be a popular event for a few years still.

Rosé being showcased at the event

  1. 2014 Bertani Bertarose Chiaretto Veneto Rosé IGT (Veneto, Italy)
  2. 2014 Sirocco Vinde Pays D’Oc Rosé (France)
  3. 2015 Brown Magpie Rosé (Geelong, VIC)
  4. 2015 Soumah Ai Fiori (Yarra Valley, VIC)
  5. 2015 Rogers & Rufus Grenache Rosé (Barossa)
  6. 2015 Hentley Farm Rosé (Barossa)

The French rosé was the most popular wine of the day and great value for money as well.

These six wines were matched with 6 different cheeses selected by cheesemonger Laura Lown.

Laura Lown the cheesemonger amazes people with her selection and quality of cheese and has the most interesting stories about them all.

If you haven’t tried the cheese at Milk the Cow then you are missing out.

We plan many more rosé events and we anticipate rosé will be massive in terms of popularity & demand for 2016 & 2017.

From September 2016, it will be rosé all the way with Wine Tasting Events.

Below are the photos from the event – as you can see lots of smiling faces.

Thank-you to all the Wine Tasting Events staff, Laura Lown, Bela Rice and all the wonderful attendees who made this event a very special and memorable one.

Until the next event at Milk the Cow Carlton which will be a Pinot Noir & Cheese Matching event.

 Video by Marc Verna Productions

Please enjoy our Rosé & Cheese Matching Video at Milk the Cow Licensed Fromagerie taken on April 10, 2016

 

Photos from the Event

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Champagne Heaven at DoubleTree By Hilton – June 19, 2015

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Champagne Heaven at The DoubleTree by Hilton – June 19, 2015

Champagne Heaven was our first cocktail style event which was held at The Penthouse Suite of The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in the Melbourne CBD.

We had a total of 55 people attend this very classy and formal event.

We started with the most breathtaking views of the heart of Melbourne’s dynamic central business district.

The river, the lights, the stunning skyline. Only the DoubleTree by Hilton could offer such incredible views, via floor-to-ceiling windows.

This was accompanied by an ultra-creative canapé menu that any top chef would be honoured to serve

We then perfectly paired that menu with an array of first-class champagnes — the likes you’ve never tasted before.

Seven Inspiring Canapés — Each Perfectly Paired with an Award-Winning Champagne

1) A sea-inspired dish unlike anything you’ve ever tasted.
Tasmanian Oysters w. Champagne Shallot Foam, Smoked Herring Roe and Chives.
Briny, smoky, sweet, and pungent. Perfect.

Paired with:

A wine admired by France’s best restaurants. The epitome of finesse.
Champagne Blanc de Blancs, Diebolt-Vallois.
From magnificent vineyards come magnificent flavour.

2) More treasure from the sea. A chef-inspired canapé that delivers intense flavour.
Citrus and Hay Cured Yellowfin Tuna, Lemon Crème Fraiche, Poppyseeds, Brioche.
A flavour combination that dares to impress.

Paired with:

A vintage cuvee produced exclusively from Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir.
Gosset Grande Reserve Brut NV.
Rich, complex, and complete.

3) As delicious as it is beautiful.
White Peach, Prosciutto, Pork Crackle, Pineapple and Kaffir Lime Salsa.
You will be in heaven from first bite forward.

Paired with:

Rests in the cellar for 6 years to develop complexity, intensity, and roundness on the palate.
2007 Champagne Ayala Blanc de Blanc
Lovely maturity on the nose, charming citrus and white flowers. A unique Vintage offering.

4) A chicken dish taken to a whole new level!
Almond Crusted Chicken Lollypop, Smoked Honey and White Truffle.
Whatever you’re expecting, exceed it times 10!

Paired with:

One of Champagne’s most consistent large brands.
NV Champagne Taittinger Grand Cru
Very crisp, great intensity, very fine bubbles. Long finish. Elegant throughout.

5) Creative bordering on a masterpiece.
Slow Cooked Hen Eggs, Shaved Pickled Asparagus, Gradano and Chilli Horseradish.
Savour every single morsel!

Paired with:

A star performer through and through.
Champagne Jacquesson 738
Ripe and spicy notes of 2010 in a wine that is fresh and long.

6) The ultimate indulgence!
Twice Cooked Hazelnut and Thyme Soufflé, Mozzarella, Marmalade.
Sweet, savoury, simply heaven.

Paired with:

Perfect and delicate flavour.
Champagne Napoleon Blanc de Blancs Brut
A full nose with great finesse, offering notes of citrus, candied peel and fresh hazelnuts.

7) The grand finale.
Caramelized Tart Au Citron, Earl Grey Granita.
A standing ovation may be well deserved.

Paired with:

Airy and delicate yet surprisingly long.
Champagne Laurent Perrier Ultra Brut
Intense and complex on the nose.

The night views of Melbourne

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The canapé menu for Champagne Heaven

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Photos of the champagne

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Photos of Martin Peston (Director & Event Organiser)

 

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Photos of Martin’s Staff

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Photos of the Event

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Promotional Material for Champagne Heaven

HEAVEN. 

ON.

EARTH.
On Friday, 19th June, it will be found at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Melbourne City.

Our most award-winning champagnes will be flowing. The Head Chef’s exquisite canapés will be served.

And as you take in the extraordinary tastes, you’ll be amazed at the inspiring, floor-to-ceiling views of Melbourne City.

For one night, you’re on top of the world in champagne Heaven.  

For one night, you’re toasting with the wealthiest. 

For one night, you’re in heaven. 

Yes, you DO deserve this night!

If you’ve joined us for one of our wine dinners, you know just how special they are.

Incredible food, fine wines, exceptional venues.

And then there’s the ultra exclusive Champagne Heaven event.

We started with the most breathtaking views of the heart of Melbourne’s dynamic central business district. The river, the lights, the stunning skyline. Only the DoubleTree by Hilton could offer such incredible views, via floor-to-ceiling windows.

Then, we provided an ultra-creative canapé menu that any top chef would be honoured to serve.

We then perfectly paired that menu with an array of first-class champagnes — the likes you’ve never tasted before.

On 19th June, this is where all the movers and shakers in Australia will be.
In Heaven.
The question is: Will you?

All canapés prepared by executive chef Tony Moss, who obtained his Diploma in Professional Culinary arts in 2004, which included an internship at Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck.

Seven Inspiring Canapés — Each Perfectly Paired with an Award-Winning Champagne

1) A sea-inspired dish unlike anything you’ve ever tasted.
Tasmanian Oysters w. Champagne Shallot Foam, Smoked Herring Roe and Chives.
Briny, smoky, sweet, and pungent. Perfect.

Paired with:

A wine admired by France’s best restaurants. The epitome of finesse.
Champagne Blanc de Blancs, Diebolt-Vallois.
From magnificent vineyards come magnificent flavour.

2) More treasure from the sea. A chef-inspired canapé that delivers intense flavour.
Citrus and Hay Cured Yellowfin Tuna, Lemon Crème Fraiche, Poppyseeds, Brioche.
A flavour combination that dares to impress.

Paired with:

A vintage cuvee produced exclusively from Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir.
Gosset Grande Reserve Brut NV.
Rich, complex, and complete.

3) As delicious as it is beautiful.
White Peach, Prosciutto, Pork Crackle, Pineapple and Kaffir Lime Salsa.
You will be in heaven from first bite forward.

Paired with:

Rests in the cellar for 6 years to develop complexity, intensity, and roundness on the palate.
2007 Champagne Ayala Blanc de Blanc
Lovely maturity on the nose, charming citrus and white flowers. A unique Vintage offering.

4) A chicken dish taken to a whole new level!
Almond Crusted Chicken Lollypop, Smoked Honey and White Truffle.
Whatever you’re expecting, exceed it times 10!

Paired with:

One of Champagne’s most consistent large brands.
NV Champagne Taittinger Grand Cru
Very crisp, great intensity, very fine bubbles. Long finish. Elegant throughout.

5) Creative bordering on a masterpiece.
Slow Cooked Hen Eggs, Shaved Pickled Asparagus, Gradano and Chilli Horseradish.
Savour every single morsel!

Paired with:

A star performer through and through.
Champagne Jacquesson 738
Ripe and spicy notes of 2010 in a wine that is fresh and long.

6) The ultimate indulgence!
Twice Cooked Hazelnut and Thyme Soufflé, Mozzarella, Marmalade.
Sweet, savoury, simply heaven.

Paired with:

Perfect and delicate flavour.
Champagne Napoleon Blanc de Blancs Brut
A full nose with great finesse, offering notes of citrus, candied peel and fresh hazelnuts.

7) The grand finale.
Caramelized Tart Au Citron, Earl Grey Granita.
A standing ovation may be well deserved.

Paired with:

Airy and delicate yet surprisingly long.
Champagne Laurent Perrier Ultra Brut
Intense and complex on the nose.

This is your exclusive invitation to the Champagne Heaven iCocktail Event.

Where Australia’s leaders converge.

Please note: This is probably our most ultra-exclusive event of the year.
When it’s sold out… it’s sold out.
Take action today.

Video of the Champagne Heaven

 

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Event Video: Pinot Yum Cha Lunch at David’s Restaurant (Short Version)

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Once again courtesy of Marc Perna Productions, here’s a short version of the video shot on the 28th of February at David’s Restaurant.

Shiraz Heaven Wine Tasting Lunch at The Leveson Hotel – June 1, 2014

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What happens when two perfect settings collide? You enjoy one of the best wine lunches you’ve ever had.

Heathcote wines originate in a unique micro-climate setting which produces Shiraz styles with power, elegance, and voluptuous fruit flavour.

And on Sunday, June 1st, you can enjoy glass after glass (10 in all!) of these critically-acclaimed wines in the setting of a modern and charming Australian pub.

Extraordinary tastes throughout your day — from the food to the wine to the atmosphere!

What’s better than being greeted with a hug or handshake? How about a glass of 2007 Barnadown Run Sparkling Shiraz upon arrival!

STARTERS
Pass around plates of antipasto including a selection of house made dips, preserved meats, kalamata olives, grilled vegetables, and Danish fetta.

Wash it down with a glass of 2010 Mcivor Estate Sangiovese

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You must experience this dish at least once in your life! The Leveson’s own filo and dukkah-wrapped lamb fillet on a bed of humus with a pomegranate drizzle.

Now you have three luscious Heathcote wines to savor:
2012 Meehan Shiraz

2012 Bull Lane Shiraz

2012 Condie Kyneton Road Shiraz

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Now, for the stars of the show:

Kangaroo fillet (yes, kangaroo!) With sweet potato mash, broccolini and juniper berry jus

Enjoy this memorable dish with three more wines — all distinct, all extraordinary!
2012 Tellurian Pastiche Shiraz

2010 St Michaels Reserve Shiraz

2008 Downing Estate Shiraz

Next, you’ll want to give this dish a standing ovation — on appearance and taste: eye fillet medallion on a bed of mushy peas with baby carrots and parsnip crisps served with garlic and thyme butter — every bite better than the last.

Your wine lunch concludes with a grand finale — three more of our most popular Heathcote wines:

2012 Paul Osicka Shiraz

2010 Wanted Man White Label Single Vineyard Shiraz

2004 Barnadown Run Henry Bennett’s Voluptuary

Upon booking, please let us know of any dietary restrictions by calling us on 8521 3333 (Vegetarian, Gluten-free, lactose-free)

How close have you been to heaven? After this wine tasting featuring the best of Heathcote Shiraz Heaven and The Leveson Hotel, you’ll come closer than ever before.

The first of June can be one of your greatest meals and experiences —but only if you reserve your table now!

 

 

 

Marc Verna Productions shot some excellent footage during the Shiraz Heaven event at the Leveson Hotel this past weekend; please enjoy this informal look at what goes on during a typical wine tasting lunch!