Duck & Pinot Wine Dinner at Davids in Prahran – April 7, 2016

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We had a very enjoyable and tasty Pinot & Duck wine dinner event at Davids in Prahran.

The food was delicious as we all enjoyed a three course Duck inspired meal and some lovely Pinot Noir.

The service was great from the staff at Davids and we look forward to holding some more events there soon.

Our attendees were treated to a mouth watering three course meal matched with 7 boutique pinot noir wines
selected by Top Australian Wines.

We have also arranged for a wine expert, Bela Rice, to be there to guide you through the food and wine matching and also to answer any questions you have in wine.

Bela Rice has nearly 30 years Wine Industry Experience, Selling, Consulting, Distributing and Educating.

He has also done Wine Show Judging and competed successfully in Wine Tasting Competitions, winning Victorian, Australian, and Australasian Titles.

The Food Menu for our Pinot & Duck Wine Dinner

Entrée:
Roast Duck Dumplings shredded duck, chicken & veggies in a naturally coloured beetroot wrapper
Duck Spring Rolls w/ Lettuce
Peking Duck Wraps w/ Spring onion, Cucumber and David’s Secret Peking Sauce

Main:
Tender Village 5 Spice Duck Leg on a bed of leafy Greens (subject to seasonal variations)
Stir-fried Shredded Duck w/ Chef’s Vegetables
Buddha’s Fried rice w/ Bok Choy & Egg.

Dessert:
Sweet Pumpkin Dumplings w/Ice-cream

The wines selection were:

2013 Underwood Pinot Noir (Oregon, USA)

2013 Domaine Taupenon Merme Bourgogne Pinot Noir (France)

2013 Cannibal Creek Pinot Noir (Gippsland, VIC)

2013 In Dreams Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley, VIC)

2013 Moorooduc Estate ‘Devil Bend Creek’ Pinot Noir (Mornington, VIC)

2012 Ant Moore Pinot Noir (Central Otago, NZ)

Camillo Castilla Rayo de Sol Moscatel (Spain)

The highlight of this event was a little surprise that I had for the attendees.

The surprise of the event:

Before I had a chance to announce something to the guests, a few people were asking me if they could purchase a bottle of the 2013 Underwood Pinot Noir from Oregon, USA after having a taste to drink during the event.

So I stood up and announced the following:

“Ladies & gentlemen one of the wines that you have already tried and are asking to purchase is in my pocket”.

They all looked at my in a puzzled way and then I pulled out a can.

“That’s correct you are drinking wine that comes in a can”.

What did everyone conclude from this to their disbelief?

Wine can taste good from a can!

But don’t get me wrong, this was a good example of an everyday drinking wine and by no means am I comparing this wine with high end ones.

 

2013 Underwood Pinot Noir from Oregon, USA

Pinot Noir in a can

 

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Tasting Wine at Little Oscar Lunch on Lygon – February 27, 2016

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On February 27, 2016 we had a wine tasting event at Little Oscar in East Brunswick.

Three courses matched to six wines. It was a fun event with great service and a great vibe.

Wine can be matched to most things even hamburgers!

It is a pretty funky little bar and they make some very nice burgers.

Brunswick’s latest culinary hotspot is redefining your typical burger experience.

A three course culinary experience combined with six carefully selected boutique wines by Wine Tasting Events.

Little Oscar has taken the best of American style burgers and fused them with Korean flavours to create unique dishes with inimitable taste & has already made a name for itself amongst Melbourne’s burger enthusiasts.

The dining experience at Little Oscar is unlike anything else offered in Melbourne. To make it even more special they have joined forces with Wine Tasting Events for a monthly food & wine lunch extravaganza.

Wine Tasting Events has carefully matched six different boutique wines from around the world to a three course delectable meal by Little Oscar.

Our speaker and wine expert Bela Rice was om fine form as usual.

Thanks to Sophie as well for her help.

 

LUNCH ON LYGON WINE TASTING MENU

ON ARRIVAL

Hentley Farm Blanc de Noir

 

ENTRÉE

CHICKEN RIBS & VEGE SPRING ROLLS

Korean spiced flowered double battered chicken ribs.

Spring rolls vegetarian unsurpassed taste and crunch.

matched with

2015 Brown Magpie Pinot Grigio (Surf Coast, Geelong)

2013 Heartland Spice Trader (Langhorne Creek, SA)

 

MAIN

TWO LIL OSCAR MINI BURGERS

(Wagyu beef patty, cheese, lettuce, onion jam, Oscar’s pickles, tomato, Little Oscar’s sauce)

VEGETARIAN OPTION

Kabocha burger pumpkin and chick pea patty cheong-gocho spiced sour cream, ponzu spring onions and lettuce.

matched with

2014 Three Brothers Reunited Shiraz

&

2008 Irene Organic Malbec (Argentina)

 

DESSERT

 

MELTED BROWNIE

(Oscars Double choc brownie with vanilla bean ice cream, strawberry and freeze dried fruit)

matched with

Rayo de Sol Moscatel (Spain)

So if you’re bored of eating the same old burgers, then you need to head to Little Oscar and experience the unique American-Korean flavour twists that you won’t find anywhere else.

With its modern yet laid back atmosphere, Little Oscar is the perfect place to share memorable meal amongst friends.

We have no plans to hold another event at Little Oscar but it was a fun event as a once off thing.

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French Wine Dinner at Chez Olivier in Prahran – March 31, 2016

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We had an enjoyable and successful French wine dinner at Chez Olivier restaurant on Thursday March 31.. Our speaker Bela Rice was well received by the audience as he shared some of his extensive knowledge.

Once again the service and staff were extremely helpful at this event and the food was delicious. This was our third event at Chez Olivier and we look forward to future events with them. We plan another 4 events with them so some exciting events will be announced in due course

Menu of the French Wine Dinner

ON ARRIVAL

Champagne Laurent Perrier Ultra Brut NV (Tours-Sur-Marne)

 

ENTREE

2013 Domaine Taupenot Merme Bourgogne Passetoutgrains Pinot Noir Gamay (Burgundy)

2013 Climats Louis Max Pays d’oc Haute Vallee Rouge Pinot Noir (Nuits-Saint-Georges, Bourgogne)

 

MAIN

2012 Pierre Amadieu Cotes du Rhone ‘Roulepierre’ (Cotes du Rhone)

2012 Domaine Pierre Usseglio Chateauneuf du Pape (Chateauneuf du Pape)

2001 Domaine Alain Michelot Nuits Saint Georges 1er Cru les Vaucrains (Burgundy)

 

DESSERT

2012 Château Roumieu Sauternes (Bordeaux) – 750ML

 

 

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Wine Lunch at Red Spice Rd McKillop St – February 21, 2016

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A Very Special Wine Lunch at Red Spice Road McKillop Street, CBD

There was a little bit of work involved to organise this wine lunch at Red Spice Road.

More than usual but we were finally given permission to hold this event.

The first thing I have to say is that the new refurbished function room is absolutely beautiful and spacious.

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On top of this were the very efficient Red Spice Road Staff who were very accommodating and helpful.

The city was quiet that morning when we came to setup – I recall it was the morning after the White Party in Melbourne.

We had 24  people who attended this event including Zenon Misko, Program Co-Ordinator of Melbourne Food & Wine.

Everything about this lunch was special and the food was something I will never forget.

The Menu

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Food & Wine List:

2 Shared Appetisers

Chiang Mai chicken & prawn relish w/ betel leaves matched with

2014 Sacha Lichine Single Blend Rosè (France).

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Hunan style lamb ribs-twice cooked ribs w/ green onion, chilli, Sichuan pepper, sesame matched with

2015 Hentley Farm Poppy White Field Blend (Barossa).

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3 Shared Mains

Prawn, green papaya, snake bean, tomato, peanut, chilli salad matched with

2012 Invivo Pinot Noir (Central Otago, NZ).

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Burmese pork curry w/ butter beans matched with

2012 Charteris Pinot Noir (Central Otago, NZ).

 

Beef cheeks, spices, black pepper, shao xing, ginger, mushrooms matched with

2013 Hentley Farm ‘The Beast’ Shiraz (Barossa, SA).

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Shared Dessert

Coconut water tapioca, passionfruit cream, peanut praline, caramel popcorn, pandan ice-cream matched with

2015 Domaine Asmara “The Lady Killer” Viognier (Heathcote, VIC)

 

As this  was a special wine lunch with mouth watering food & some distinguished wines we decanted some with all our special decanters such as the Riedel Black Tie decanter and Mamba decanters.

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Our guests were a pleasure to host & serve and a special thankyou to Zenon from Melbourne Food & Wine for attending.

We hope we can hold another “Very Special Wine Lunch” at Red Spice Road, McKillop Street, CBD.

Here are some photos from the event.

Pinot Noir & Cheese Matching at Milk the Cow – August 22, 2015

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Pinot Noir & Cheese Matching at Milk the Cow

One thing I enjoy is to see what Laura Lown, the cheesemonger of Milk the Cow, will come up with in terms of matching cheese to my selection of wine for the wine events held there.

She always finds something that works well and impresses the attendees.

Wine & Cheese Matches for this event

  • 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

8 Pinot Noir wines from all over Australia matched to 8 different cheeses from around the world.

What more can you ask for?

A Pinot Noir & Cheese lovers dream come true.

Here are a few photos from the event.

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Shiraz Yum Cha Lunch at Davids – July 4, 2016

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Our regular events at David’s Restaurant are always popular, given how they sell out so quickly so why not try a shiraz yum cha lunch!

Shiraz & yum cha do not match but I after being asked many times by guests to hold an event like this I decided to go ahead.
My logic behind this is that people love shiraz and love yum cha so why not give them the best of both worlds regardless if the wine & food match?

Did it work? Yes.

70 people attended this event.

Please enjoy this gallery of photos taken on the day!

Gallery of Shiraz Yum Cha Lunch

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Pork & Pinot Wine Lunch at The Grand Richmond – July 5, 2015

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Pork & Pinot Wine Lunch at The Grand Richmond – July 5, 2015

PORK & PINOT

Is there any better food-wine combination?

The salty and fatty goodness of pork prepared several different ways. Combined with the refreshing and berry-rich taste of Pinot Noir.

On Sunday July 5, 2015 , 36 people had the privileged opportunity to enjoy a feast of both PORK & PINOT amidst the awesome beauty of The Grand Richmond.

The award-winning dining room of  The Grand serves up chef-inspired dishes that invite all of your senses. Naturally, this Pork & Pinot Wine Lunch was no different.

ENTRÉE
This first dish consisted of a salty and mouthwatering pork-enhanced risotto.
RISOTTO with GUANCIALE CURED EGG

WINE PAIRINGS
2013 HASELGROVE BRADAN PINOT NOIR (Adelaide Hills, SA)
Aroma: Warm inviting dark cherry and redcurrant fruits with hints of rhubarb, blueberry and strawberry. Palate: Medium bodied, with primary fruits up front that linger. Great savoury palate. A perfect pork complement.

2010 NICHOLSON RIVER WINERY “NR” PINOT NOIR (Bairnsdale, VIC)
A natural, delicate style displaying layers of spice and berry fruits.

MAIN
“Three Little Pigs”
That’s right. Not one or two, but THREE succulent pork dishes. Each with its own special flavour.
CONFIT PORK BELLY — MUSTARD SAUCE
WOOD SMOKED RIBS — SALSA VERDE
SAUTEED FILLET — APPLE SAUCE

To brighten your trio of pork goodness, The Grand Richmond offered a ROCKET SALAD and ROAST POTATOES.

WINE PAIRINGS
2013 BROWN MAGPIE PINOT NOIR (Geelong, VIC)
The true essence of the cool climate oceanic terroir of the Surf Coast region. Vibrant ruby Pinot is a cherry bomb with notes of red currants and an exquisite bouquet of autumn leaves and black truffles. 2014 Boutique Sine Show — Best Wine in Show!

2012 NUITON-BEAUNOY BOURGOGNE HAUTES-COTES DE BEAUNE PINOT NOIR (France)
With a purple “robe” with darker purple glints, this Pinot offers a wide palette of red and black fruit aromas (strawberry, red currant, black currant) with fine toasted nuances. Supple and delicate on tasting.

CHEESE
A fine selection of dairy favourites as well as daring new tastes. A perfect end to a perfect meal!
CHEESE PLATTER to share.

WINE PAIRINGS
2009 LANDMARK GRAND DETOUR PINOT NOIR (Sonoma County, USA)
This wonderful wine exhibits black cherry and damson plum fruit flavours with underlying black tea, orange peel, and sandalwood aromas. Soft, ripe tannins and balanced acidity contribute to a long, elegant finish.

2004 GOLDEN HAWK PINOT SHIRAZ by ANDRAOS BROS (Sunbury, VIC)
55% Pinot Noir; 45% Shiraz. Ruby red colour. The nose displays excellent oak presence with raspberry and soft strawberry. It has a lovely, dry finish.

It was a lunch to remember.

This Pork & Pinot Wine Lunch at The Grand promised to deliver extraordinary tastes and exceptional views.

They kept their promise.

The guests who attended this event were wine enthusiasts with advanced palate

The Wine List

2013 Haselgrove Bradan Pinot Noir (Adelaide Hills, SA)

2010 Nicholson River Winery “NR” Pinot Noir (Bairnsdale, VIC)

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

2012 Nuiton-Beaunoy Bourgogne Hautes-Cotes de Beaune Pinot Noir (Burgundy, France)

2009 Landmark Grand Detour Pinot Noir (Sonoma Valley, USA)

2004 Golden Hawk Pinot Shiraz by Andraos Bros (Sunbury, VIC)

 

The Wine of the Event

2013 Brown Magpie Pinot Noir

The Wine of the Event

The Wine of the Event was the 2013 Brown Magpie Single Vineyard Pinot Noir (Geelong, VIC)

Check out our event gallery to see how enjoyable the day was!

Gallery of our Pork & Pinot Wine Lunch at The Grand Richmond

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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 Martin Peston (Director & Event Organiser)

 

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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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French Wine and Cheese Matching at Milk the Cow – July 18, 2015

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French Wine and Cheese matching

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 French wines were matched to 6 different cheeses at our French Wine & Cheese Matching event at Milk the Cow Carlton on July 18, 2015.

The French Wine & Cheese Menu

 

1. 2012 MARIE ANDRE BOURGOGNE ROUGE PINOT NOIR (Burgundy, Bourgogne France) paired with Brillat Savari

2. 2013 CLIMATS LOUIS MAX PAYS D’OC HAUTE VALLEE ROUGE PINOT NOIR (Nuits-Saint-Georges, Bourgogne, France)
 paired with Jacquin Tradition du Berry

3. 2012 FRANCOIS LABET PINOT NOIR D’LLE BEAUTE CORSICA (Corsica, France) paired with Fleur du Maquis

4. 2013 DOMAINE DU SALVARD UNIQUE PINOT NOIR (Cheverny, France) paired with Marcel Petite Comte

5. 2012 CHÂTEAU PECH-LATT – CARIGNAN, GRENACHE NOIR, SYRAH and MOURVÈDRE (Lagrasse, Corbiéres, Languedoc, France) paired with Fourme d’Ambert

6. 2009 PIERRE AMADIEU VINSOBRES LES PIALLATS (Southern Rhone, France) paired with Beaufort d’Alpage

 All our wines are sourced from Top Australian Wines (yes, even the French wines)

The photos

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Malbec and Cheese Matching at Milk the Cow – July 23, 2015

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Argentinian Malbec and Cheese Matching at Milk the Cow Carlton

This was our first Argentinian Malbec and cheese matching event at Milk the Cow and we had 15 people attend this event.

Our promotional banner is shown below.

Argentinian Malbec and Cheese matching

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We selected 6 different types of Argentinian Malbec and Laura Lown the cheesemonger selected 6 different cheese to match.

 

The Wine & Cheese Menu

1. 2014 Enrique Foster IQUE Malbec (Luján de Cuyo – Mendoza) paired with Manchego 6m

2. 2013 Mi Terruño Expresión Malbec (Luján de Cuyo – Mendoza, Argentina) paired with Brillat Savarin

3. 2013 Mendel Lunta Malbec (Luján de Cuyo – Mendoza) paired with Queso de Cabra

4. 2012 VinEcol Sante Irene Organic Malbec (I.P. Mendoza, Argentina) paired with Meredith Farm Chevre

5. 2008 VinEcol Los Medanos Reserva Malbec (I.P. Medoza, Argentina) paired with Tallegio

6. 2011 Achaval Ferrer Malbec, Mendoza paired with Crozier Blue

 

We were fortunate enough to have Fred from Untapped Fine Wines who came to talk to everyone about the wines.

It was a good little event and here are the photos below.

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