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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 ):


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:
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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