News & Events
The holiday season comes early for French wine - lovers when the Beaujolais region releases its new vintage on the third Thursday of November each year. We will be having our own celebration… a celebration of Gamay! We will have several Gamays from France and Australia open to taste. Rare and beautiful wines from producers such as Georges Descombes, Jean Foillard, Domaine Lefarge-Vial and be will be available for discounted prices for this day only.
OPEN TO TASTE:
Domaine Dominique Piron Beaujolais-Villages
Ravensworth Gamay Noir
Paul Nelson Gamay
Our Lebanese cucumbers have a deep dark green skin with flesh that is crisp, pale and has tiny seeds. They can be used for slicing, salads and pickling. Now available in our produce department. Try Donna Hay's Mediterranean Cucumber Salad that calls for Lebanese cucumbers, halloumi, cherry tomatoes and Kalamata olives - recipe here.
We are joined by Tom McHugh (formerly of Melbourne’s Gin Palace!) to taste through the spirits of Archie Rose Distillery, including the very limited Summer Gin ‘Bush’ - of which we have managed to secure just 6 bottles! When Archie Rose Distilling Co opened in early 2015, it was the first independent distillery to open in Sydney since the 1850s. The copper pot stills were hand hammered on site and are now responsible for producing internationally award-winning gins, vodkas and whiskies.
OPEN TO TASTE:
Archie Rose Signature Dry Gin
Archie Rose Limited Release Summer Gin Project ‘Bush’
Archie Rose White Rye
Archie Rose Original Vodka
19.95 per kilo until Wednesday, 14 November 2018
Whilst stocks last!
Our T-bone steaks are from Harvey Beef who produce the finest quality beef sustainably raised in the pristine natural environment of Western Australia. T-bone steaks are a hero piece of meat because there are two tasty cuts in one. The flavoursome sirloin on the one side of the bone and tender fillet on the other, its the best of both worlds! T-bone is at its most tasty when simply seasoned, then quickly pan-fried, grilled or barbecued.
Parmigiano-Reggiano is one of the most ancient and rich cheese ever known. It is produced nowadays substantially as eight centuries ago: same ingredients, same production process, same handcrafted care. Parmigiano-Reggiano is a cheese totally natural, known in the world as “King of cheeses”. Parmigiano Reggiano Vacche Rosse is the name of the best Parmesan cheese in Italy. It's made only from the red cows of the region, highest quality. Our Cheese Monger has recently cracked a big wheel of this fine Parmigiano so you do not get fresher than this - now available in store!
Our apricots are beautifully orange and filled with beta-carotene and fiber that are one of the first signs of summer! They have a velvety skin and flesh, not too juicy but definitely smooth and sweet along with a faint tartness that lies somewhere between a peach and a plum. Our apricots are grown in Renmark, South Australia.
Join us in the Loft this Saturday as we taste through a selection of wines from Holly's Garden! In the cool-climate Whitlands high plateau region of Victoria, Holly's Garden is home to voluptuous Pinot Gris and artisan sparkling wines. Grown at 750 metres in the deep volcanic soils of the Whitlands high plateau, their little amphitheatre is the warmest site in the very cool region. The continental location gives cool evenings, which allows the vines to ‘rest’ at night and delays the accumulation of sugar whilst retaining acidity and building flavour. This prolonged ‘hang time’ due to delayed ripening is vital to the production of great wine, and helps create the featured structure and length of Holly’s Garden wines.
OPEN TO TASTE:
2016 Holly's Garden Pinot Gris
NV Holly's Garden Sparkling Rosé
NV Holly's Garden Uberbrut
Everlastings are flowers that retain their shape and color after drying. They are known as strawflowers or statice and come from the family of sunflowers. Now available in our flower department - these beautiful Everlastings are an intense colour. They are perfect for flower arrangements or used in craft projects and are the best flowers to use in a flower crown!
Wagyu Biltong Co. have a brand new range of biltong sticks out! Pepper, Chilli and Original, all made from the finest Black Angus Beef, and original Wagyu stick which is made from Australian Wagyu! This is perfectly cured, air-dried premium biltong using a selection of fresh herbs & spices and only the finest Australian Wagyu & Black Angus beef. For both sticks and slices, we use an original South African family recipe which results in a unique, traditional flavour that is unmatched.
Cut extra thick and packed with extra taste.The perfect accompaniment while at home watching your favourite sports team, entertaining friends or simply part of your Maestre Spanish Experience. These chips will stay fresh and tasty long after you have opened the pack… but we know they are going to disappear quick! Made in Spain, now available in our grocery department!
Truss Tomatoes are hand-picked at the perfect time to deliver the best taste possible. By keeping them on the vine, they continue to ripen and sweeten ensuring they are at their optimum when you are ready to use them. The full flavour of Truss Tomatoes and their bright red colour is 100% natural (no artificial ripeners), so every Truss tomato tastes and smells just like a tomato should. Now available in our fresh produce department!
Join us in the courtyard on Monday 4 November from 4 pm, we will have Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve and Daosa Reserve Sparkling open to taste! Neil Forbes will be shucking fresh Australian oysters - the perfect Melbourne Cup pairing.
Join us in the Loft this weekend to try this unique gin! Iron Balls Gin is meticulously crafted at A.R. Sutton & Co. Engineers micro-distillery in the heart of Bangkok by master distiller and Fremantle local Ash Sutton. This gin is handmade from fermentation to distillation using freshly cracked coconuts and pineapple with hints of juniper, hillside ginger and lemongrass. Due to the small size of the distillery, production is extremely limited. Pop up to the Wine Loft this weekend to have a taste of this perfect summer gin!
Over 95% of wasabi served in sushi restaurants does not contain any real wasabi. Most fake wasabi is made from a blend of horseradish, mustard flour, cornstarch and green food colorant. This means that most people who think they know wasabi have actually never tasted the real thing! Now you can make your own! Often called the ‘root’ of wasabi, these fresh stems produce a powerfully hot, sweet and fragrant fresh wasabi paste whilst the glossy, deep-green, heart-shaped leaves are a tasty and versatile product. Their mild wasabi taste is great in salads. They work beautifully to dress up a plate and team perfectly with salmon for canapés!
Now available in the Wine Loft - White Possum have put together a solid tasting flight to make any Negroni lover's dream come true. This tasting flight of pre-bottled Negroni cocktails features six Negronis made by various Australian distilleries and bartenders. You'll be surprised at the diversity of flavours within this flight - each of these handmade cocktails uses a slightly different ingredient list, process, finishing touch or wave of a mixology wand. Grab a glass, a big hunk of ice, some orange peel and bring on the ultimate bittersweet tasting session!
Guy Lyons head winemaker at Forest Hill winery and owner operator of Low Boi will be pouring new spring releases, including the highly anticipated 2018 Low Boi Riesling. After sold out success in 2017 we are very excited to have this exceptional Porongurup Riesling back in-store. Be the first to taste on Thursday November 1 in the Wine Loft! Along side this delicious wine, we will be tasting:
Block 1 Riesling
Lonely Shore Pinot
Forest Hill Vineyard Shiraz