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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,…

Shifty Chèvre: cheesy delights in Fitzroy

As far as I’m concerned there cannot be enough fine wine and great cheese places in Melbourne. Shifty Chèvre fits this most glorious of bills. The Shifty team, Tom, Noemi, and Alex, saved a prime location on Brunswick Street from becoming…

Gauchito Gil: World Malbec Night

Gauchito Gil is Argentina’s Robin Hood. I’m not sure if he gave wine to the poor — but I do know that Malbec, the famous Argentinian wine, is one of my favourite reds. I have very fond memories of indulging in…

I’m New Here – Luxury Food & Music Festival

I’m New Here is literally Melbourne’s newest music festival. Held in Shadowfax Wines‘ gorgeous gardens, the day promised an afternoon of picnic-ing, fine food, finer music and the finest wine. The Plus Ones are quite familiar with the Werribee Park area of town,…

Best Upcoming Events – March 2015

White Night, a New Orleans Mardi Gras Festival, jazz parties — February was great! Here’s what we’re excited about in March. Melbourne Food & Wine Festival – Sifting through the MFWF events is a herculean task, but we’ve narrowed it down to the…

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2015: The Plus Ones’ Picks

Every year we look forward to the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. For a glorious fortnight, hundreds of events elevate Melbourne from culinary capital of Australia to — we daresay — the culinary capital of the world. (Yeah, you heard us.)…