Tag: wine

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.)…

Riesling Riot

We were promised riesling and boy-oh-boy did we get riesling! I had never been to a ‘Riot‘ before so the promise of 70 of the best riesling producers globally, under one roof and right here in Melbourne, had me humming. The…

Stoneleigh Metro – Opening Night

To write for The Plus Ones inevitably becomes a practice in downing large quantities of wine. This is not because wine is needed to find inspiration for writing — although one thing usually leads to another — but rather because one…

Williamstown Wine & Cheese Festival

On a sunlit Sunday morning two PlusOnes cycled from Brunswick to Williamstown where its first Wine & Cheese Festival was held on October 12th. It is true that Melbourne cherishes its European roots and this festival underscored that given once…

Wok+Wine: prawns and vino galore

Wine and prawns. That’s the simple formula behind Wok + Wine, which started in New York by a Kiwi expat and is now around the world. I can’t recall how I originally came across it (somewhere in my vast internet…

Laneway Learning Christmas Party

A room full of the most creative, smart, and inspiring people in Melbourne, all bouncing ideas off of one another over glasses of wine? Count me in! Tuesday night saw the first of the — hopefully annually — Teachers’ Christmas…