August 2018

Luke Mangan and Peter Bourne Winter Wine Dinner

Wednesday 1 August @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Luke Mangan and I have shared an office for five years. This dinner will be our first collaboration, combining our wealth of knowledge and love of good food, good wine, and good times. This five-course dinner will explore the wonderful world of wine through eight different varietals from Rosé to Riesling and even Sake, thoughtfully curated by yours truly. Luke will be on the pans to produce a menu complementing the texture and nuances of the wines, spanning beef tartare with…

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GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting – Limestone Coast Reds

Wednesday 8 August @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Star Performers tasting in the August/September issue of GT WINE Magazine features the wonderfully wintry reds of South Australia’s Limestone Coast. The hub of the region in Coonawarra, its cabernet sauvignons representing the Australian varietal benchmark. But to add flesh to the frame, there’s some shiraz, merlot and some new wave reds from Coonawarra, Warttonbully and Mount Benson.

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Advanced Workshop – More Pinot Please

Wednesday 29 August @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

My cellar is loaded  with top end Australian pinots – often from individual vineyard plots in the Burgundian mould. Think Hurley, Ten Minutes by Tractor, By Farr, Stonier, Montalto, Giant Steps and Oakridge. We’ll taste five brackets of three wines with a trio of masked pinots to finish – just to see if you’ve been paying attention!

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