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Pinot Noir & Cheese Matching

Pinot Noir & Cheese Matching Afternoon at Milk the Cow

Today we had our Pinot Noir & Cheese matching at Milk the Cow Carlton upstairs in the Grenier Room.
20 people attended and once again they were all a very friendly group and a pleasure to be around.
Working once again we had myself, my brother Andrew, the wine expert Bela Rice & cheesemonger Laura Lown.
My brother helps me behind the scenes and I couldn’t do it without him.
Because I have had 5 knee operations Andrew helps with the lifting, preparing the booklets and anything else that is required.
Andrew & I arrived at the venue at 11.30AM and straight to work opening the wines and setting up the tables and the room.
We were ready in an hour and now it was time to relax for a few minutes until the guests arrived.

Behind the Scenes Photos

I’m ready and having a break, while Bela is checking if all the wines are good.
Of course it’s always good to have a little laugh before the event to put you in the right spirit.

The Wine & Cheese

The wine

The Wine

The Cheese

The Cheese

The wine & Cheese for the Pinot Noir & Cheese matching were as follows (from left to right ):

PLEASE CLICK THE NAME OF THE WINE FOR MORE INFORMATION

2009 Mount Gisborne Pinot Noir (Macedon Ranges, VIC)
matched with
Ossau Iraty (France)

2015 3 Drops Pinot Noir (Great Southern, WA)
matched with
La Tur (Italy)

2014 Ampel Pinot Noir (Tamar Valley, TAS)
matched with
Occelli Testun al Barolo (Italy)

2014 Pike & Joyce “Rapide” Pinot Noir (Adelaide Hills, SA)
matched with
Le Fleuret (France)

2013 Brown Magpie Single Vineyard Pinot Noir (Geelong, VIC)
matched with
Délice des Crémiers aux Truffes (France)

2013 Carrick Unravelled Pinot Noir (Central Otago, NZ)
matched with
Fleur du Maquis (France)

In case you are wondering the flowers on the cheese board are edible flowers.

Photos during the the Pinot Noir & Cheese Matching

The Favourite Wine of the Afternoon

2013 Brown Magpie Single Vineyard Pinot Noir (Geelong, VIC)

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A total of 12 out of the 20 attendees voted this wine as their favourite.

Happy Snaps

Wine Judging

Scoring System:
7-7.9 – Good
8-8.9 – Excellent
9+ – Outstanding
All scores were averaged
Pinot Noir & Cheese Matching
I receive many samples of wines and rather me try it only I am sharing them with my guests.
I decided to present two South African Wines to my guests to receive some feedback on the wines which were:
2014 Bayede! The Prince Chenin Blanc/Sauvignon Blanc (Stellenbosch, South Africa) – received an average score of 7.64
2013 Diemersfontein Pinotage (Wellington, South Africa) – received an average score of 7.05

Feedback from Guests

It seems quite apparent that overall everyone was:
satisfied,
had a great time,
found the event informative,
enjoyed both speakers,
thought the event was well organised,
the event was value for money at $89.
All our wines are available through our other website Top Australian Wines and can be seen by clicking here.
All our upcoming events can be seen by clicking here
I would like to everyone for attending & it was a pleasure to meet you all.
We hope to see you again at another event some time in the near future.
Martin Peston (Founder)
Wine Tasting Events

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Pinot Noir Yum Cha Lunch, August 1 at David’s Restaurant [SOLD OUT]

In Cantonese Chinese, “yum cha” translates to “drink tea”.
But you can bet Wine Tasting Events has something a lot tastier than tea in mind!
Announcing our popular “yum cha” lunch for June, featuring 8 Pinot Noirs.
All the yum cha you wish to eat and 8 Pinot Noir from around Australia.
Now that’s YUM!
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WHAT: All you can eat yum cha August wine lunch
WHEN: Saturday, August 1st, from 1:30PM to 3:30PM
WHERE: David’s Yum Cha4 Cecil Place, PrahranVictoria
AVAILABILITY: (All you can eat plus 8 Pinot Noirs – reserve today!)
EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT PRICE: ONLY $79 per person

This event is sold out!

China is all about traditions. And their tradition of afternoons spent drinking tea and enjoying dim sum dishes is one that is difficult to improve upon.

That is until you offer all-you-can-eat dim sum and combine that never-ending meal with 8 Pinot Noirs.

Wine match: With plate after plate of Chinese delicacies, you’ll enjoy 8 wines of unique blends and harvests from around Australia.

Look at all the Food!

To start
Edamame: green soy beans
Green ‘n’ Red: green soy beans, bok choy and chilli
Spiced oolong tea quail eggs with bean curd and wolfberries
Chicken san choi bao
Peking duck wraps
Spring onion pancake

Shanghai Parcels
Steamed pork dumplings
Chilli pork dumplings
Steamed veggie dumplings
Golden parcel dumplings with minced chicken and Asian herbs
Pork & prawn shu mai
Green prawn and bamboo dumplings
Prawn and chopped chive dumplings
Seafood dumplings with scallop crown
Chicken and Blackbean dumplings
Crystal Scallop dumplings
Pumpkin skin crab Dumplings
BBQ pork buns
Duck & Beancurd rolls
Prawn and shitake rolls
Pork spring rolls
Rice paper prawn rolls
Chilli wagyu beef dumplings

From the Wok
Battered salt and pepper calamari
One Bite’ soft shell river prawns
Gong Bo Chicken Stirfry
Sweet chunky eggplant, sliced chilli and spring onion
Iron Buddha Beef
Chinese broccoli
50/50 Chicken Ribs & Chillies

Sweet stuff
Banana street fritters
Green Tea, white chocolate dumplings with peanut and coconut praline
Milk chocolate sesame balls
Custard buns

Wine List

1. 2013 Kimi Pinot Noir (Marlborough, NZ)
2. 2009 Nicholson River Winery Gippsland Pinot Noir (Gippsland, VIC)
3. 2014 Soumah Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley, VIC)
4. 2013 Woods & Matthews Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley, VIC)
5. 2013 Last Horizon Pinot Noir (Tamar Valley, TAS)
6. 2010 Bellarine Estate Phil’s Fetish Pinot Noir (Geelong, VIC)
7. 2013 Tomich Duck & Weave Pinot Noir (Adelaide Hills, SA)
8. 2013 Montara Pinot Noir (Grampians, VIC)

When was the last time you enjoyed all the amazing Chinese cuisine you wish to eat paired with extraordinary wines? Now is your chance!

Reserve your seat today for this Saturday lunch you will never forget!

We cater for vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free & Pescetarian diets. Please notify Martin at martin@winetastingevents.com.au or call 9500 9307 to inform him of your dietary requirements prior to the event.

This event is sold out!

 

Pinot Noir & cheese matching, August 22 at Milk The Cow Carlton

The most traditional and favourite wine pairing – Wine and Cheese – will be taken to a WHOLE NEW LEVEL!

Top Australian Wines presents…
The ULTIMATE Pairing

The most original and extraordinary cheese paired with 8 different Pinot Noir wines from around Australia.
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Get ready to embark on new tastes you’ve never experienced before. 

You’ll try 8 glasses of Pinot Noir, a luscious and elegant wine variety. 

And every sip is artfully paired with the absolute best cheese selection Milk the Cow has to offer.

WHAT: Pinot Noir & cheese matching at Milk The Cow Carlton

WHEN: Saturday, 22nd August 1PM – 4PM

WHERE: Milk the Cow, Licensed Fromagerie  323 Lygon St., Carlton VIC 3053

AVAILABILITY: Seats are going fast!

RESERVATIONS: Call 9500 9307

EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT PRICE: ONLY $79 per person

 

Details

You’ve had your share of delicious cheese…but none like this.
A skilled cheesemonger hand selects the cheese that best complements each wine.
You’ve had your share of wine…but none like this.
The sommeliers at Top Australian Wines bring some of their best Pinot Noir wines from around Australia.
You’ll discover some cheeses that are nutty and salty. Others that are floral and herbaceous.
And still others that are sweet, creamy and complex.
And every wine poured will pair perfectly with the cheese of choice.

The Ultimate Pairing: Cheese + Pinot Noir

Don’t miss out on your one chance to enjoy some of the most mouth-watering cheese and most delicious Pinot Noirs in Australia!

  • 2013 TRENTHAM ESTATE PINOT NOIR (MURRAY DARLING, NSW) matched with Brillat Savarin – France
  • 2013 WOODS & MATTHEWS PINOT NOIR (YARRA VALLEY, VIC) matched with Beaufort d’Alpage – France
  • 2010 WOONGARRA ‘3 WISE MEN’ PINOT NOIR (CARDINIA RANGES, VIC) matched with Reypenaer VSOP – Netherlands
  • 2010 D’ANGELO FUGIASTRO PINOT NOIR (YARRA VALLEY, VIC) matched with L’Artisan Mountain Man – Australia
  • 2009 NICHOLSON RIVER WINERY GIPPSLAND PINOT NOIR (BAIRNSDALE, VIC) matched with Queso Mahon – Spain
  • 2007 MERRICK’S ESTATE PINOT NOIR (MORNINGTON, VIC) matched with Swiss Gruyere Etivaz – Switzerland
  • 2009 FROGMORE CREEK PINOT NOIR (TAS) matched with Fourme d’Ambert – France
  • 2004 GOLDEN HAWK PINOT SHIRAZ BY ANDRAOS BROS (SUNBURY, VIC) matched with Baronerosso di Capra – Italy

Reserve your seat today for this Ultimate Pairing of wine and cheese — an afternoon your taste buds will never forget!