Tag: wine

Best of October: monthly roundup

Melbourne is so jam-packed with events that we can barely keep up. Here are a few of our favourites from October. We dressed like Germans, tried new wines, evaded evil clowns, and explored this wonderful city. Wine Republic’s new Northcote store…

VinItalia’s Italian Food & Wine Festival

This was the first year that VinItalia, hosted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce, opened its festival to consumers. We’re glad they did! The festival showcases all that’s fab about Italian food and wine with over 40 exhibitors vying to provide Melburnians with a…

Launch of Cloudy Bay’s 2015 Sauvignon Blanc

Melbourne put on some stellar weather for the arrival of Cloudy Bay’s first sauvignon blanc into Australia, hosted at an exclusive event at The Botanical in South Yarra. We were treated to a beautiful floral setting in the atrium-style indoor…

Wine House’s Spanish Wine Masterclass

I love wine. Period. I show up at wineries and wine tasting nights, dressed slightly South Yarra, part Fitzroy hipster.  I act like a wine connoisseur – carefully swirling the juice in the glass, ever-so-daintily whiffing the rim, scrunch my…

Flavour Exchange

Spring Flavour Exchange at Fed Square

It’s SPRING! Ready to celebrate the start of a new season, I enthusiastically made my way to Federation Square for the Spring Flavour Exchange. Held quarterly, the Flavour Exchange features seasonal flavours from local Victorian producers.  Armed with a stack…

Vamos

Argentinian Nights: a Malbec tasting at Vamos

On a rather chilly and rainy Melbourne winter evening, my plus one and I were given the opportunity to sample some tasty and warming Malbec wines at Latin American restaurant and bar Vamos. Malbec is an high-altitude, thick-skinned grape that…

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Best Melbourne Events July 2015: Mid-Month

Melbourne Truffle Festival 2015 Truffles make everything better, this is my general view. So when you can get a truffle butter, truffle infused egg, truffle oil, and truffle salt bruschetta or a ‘quadruple truffle smash’ (my own phrase) you can bet that…

Champagne Heaven with Wine Tasting Events

French champagne. A pop-up CBD location. In a suite with floor to ceiling views of Melbourne. Could this have been any more enticing to a Melburnian? Add in a major twist: the chef for the evening was trained at The…

Best Melbourne Events – June 2015 Mid-Month

The Plus Ones go to so many events that a monthly wrap up just doesn’t cut it. Here’s what’s been on in Melbourne for the first two weeks of June 2015! Game of Rhones  100 vinos and an actual Iron Throne….

Wine Tasting Event’s Pinot & Yum Cha Extravaganza

Check Out The Team’s New Events Here After a long week at work I was very excited to be venturing south of the river on Saturday for an event littered with some of my very favourite words in the title: rosé,…