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The Food Philosopher - Organic Pasta Sauce & Dip

100% all-natural ingredients using only certified organic Florina peppers

22nd Mar 2019 | New Arrivals

Florina peppers are globally renowned for their incredible flavours and aromas with both mild and spicy varieties cultivated. The Food Philosopher's range of Pasta Sauce & Dip are delicious, farm-direct products that combines roasted organic, Florina peppers with fresh tomato to make a sublime pasta sauce and dip!  Made from 100% all-natural ingredients using only certified organic Florina pepper

Organic Spicy Red Florina Pepper - combines roasted organic, spicy Florina peppers with fresh tomato and grape must to make a sublime pasta sauce and dip with a fiery kick!
Organic Mild Florina Pepper & Tomato -  combines roasted organic Florina peppers with fresh tomato and pure olive oil to make a simply sublime pasta sauce and dip
Organic Florina Pepper with Basil & Wild Garlic - combines organic, roasted Florina peppers with fresh basil and wild garlic collected from the forest of northern Greece

Sweet Celebration Seedless Red Grapes

Crispy with wonderful flavour!

21st Mar 2019 | Fresh Produce

Sweet Celebration is one of a new generation of red seedless grapes with excellent eating qualities. Its size is medium to large with the colour being a pink-red to magenta-red. Its texture is crisp with very little mouth-feel from the skin, and the taste is nicely balanced between sweetness and acids. This is a very sweet grape, but with the acid balance, may have wider appeal. Firm texture with crunchy skin, wonderfully juicy & deliciously sweet. Now available from our produce department!

Midnight Pearl Potato

Purple potato variety!

20th Mar 2019 | New Arrivals

Midnight Pearl potatoes are an unusual variety that has purple skin and flesh that have been bred by Australian farmers Peter and Sandra Scott. Used in potato salads, they can give a pop of color to a typically bland-looking dish. These potatoes will keep their shape when baked but also mash and blend well after boiling for use in mashed potatoes and soups. Purple potatoes have a delicate skin which contains many of the beneficial nutrients. This skin should be kept on when cooking to gain the maximum nutritional benefit.

Try these Purple Potato chips with garlic and rosemary by Ciao Chow Bambina!

Hippocampus Gin - 'Meet the Maker' Lex Poulsen

Sunday, 24 March from 12 pm - 2 pm

19th Mar 2019 | Tasting & Events

Distiller Lex Poulsen is back in the west for one weekend only and joins us this Sunday 24th March from 12pm to 2pm
Join us in the Loft for a complimentary tasting!

Hippocampus was set up by a group of like minded friends who shared a passion for quality, handcrafted spirits. By using local organic wheat, fermenting in small batches and then distilling in the custom- made still, Hippocampus Distillery produces unique Australian spirits crafted from the ground up. Originally operating out of West Perth, Hippocampus has since merged with Boatrocker Brewery, and has subsequently packed up their still and moved to the east coast. 

 


 

Frankland Estate - 'Meet the Maker' Elizabeth Smith

Friday, 22 March 2019 from 5 pm

18th Mar 2019 | Tasting & Events

Frankland Estate viticulturist Elizabeth Smith joins us this Friday 22nd March for an intimate tasting of these highly celebrated wines. 

Family owned and operated since 1988, Frankland Estate Rieslings are regarded as some of the best in the region, if not the country. Their major focus is on their certified organically grown fruit that reflects its terroir rather than the hand of the winemaker. 

"Superb wines that stand the test of time" - Max Allen, The Financial Review

"Frankland Estate has emerged as one of Australia's great vineyards" - Huon Hooke, Decanter Magazine

OPEN TO TASTE

2016 Isolation Ridge Riesling
2017 Poison Hill Riesling
2016 Estate Shiraz
2016 Franc Land Cabernet Franc
2017 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 Estate Chardonnay

Riesling Showcase

Saturday, 23 March 2019 from 12 pm - 3 pm

17th Mar 2019 | Tasting & Events

Complimentary event. 
Boatshed Wine Loft 

Riesling, with its colourful German heritage, has emerged today as one of the world’s most collected wines. Ranging from sweet to bone dry and with everything in between, what is it about this incredible grape that has captured the hearts of serious wine enthusiasts everywhere? Join us to discover the beauty of this ancient noble variety!

OPEN TO TASTE
Western Australia:
Frankland Estate Isolation Ridge, Frankland River
Frankland Estate Poison Hill, Frankland River
Chalari Riesling, Frankland River
Express Franklandia Riesling, Frankland River
L'enclos du Tertre Single Vineyard Riesling, Frankland River
Ferguson Valley Riesling, Geographe

South Australia
Riesling Freak No.4, Eden Valley
Massena Stonegarden Riesling , Eden Valley
Koerner Watervale Riesling, Clare Valley
Adelina Watervale Riesling, Clare Valley 

Austria
Pichler-Krutzler Loiben, Wachau
Anton Bauer Riesling Feuersbrunn, Wagram

Germany
Battenfeld Riesling Trocken, Rheinhessen
Max Ferdinand Richter, Estate Riesling, Mosel
VonBuhl, Pfalz Riesling, Pfalz·      

Spanish Cheese & Wine Masterclass

Wednesday, 20 March 2019 from 6 pm - 7.30 pm

16th Mar 2019 | Tasting & Events

Wednesday, 20 March 2019
6 pm to 7.30 pm
$50 per person - for tickets click here.

In the past decade Spain has become a culinary star of Europe; a destination of choice for an ever growing army of chefs, restaurateurs and foodies alike! Whilst the greatness of Spanish regional food and wine is celebrated by many, finding the right Spanish wine and cheese pairing is not as simple as it may seem! Join us next Wednesday and put your taste buds to the test as we try to find the perfect pairing!

WINES:
Equipo Navazos 'I think' 2018 Manzanilla Fino Sherry
1583 Fefinanes de Albarino 2015, Riax Biaxis
Olivier Riviere 'La Bastid' Viura/ Malvasia, 2017 Rioja 
Sierra Cantabria Reserva Tempranilla 2011, Rioja
Petalos Mencia, 2016, Bierzo
Alvear 1927 Solera Pedro Ximenez

CHEESE:
Garrotxa 
Urgelia
Murcia al Vino
Manch

Baby Pigface

Australian Bush Tucker

15th Mar 2019 | Fresh Produce

Pigface is a salty-sweet fruit with an awkward name, but it's all kinds of delicious. That somewhat unfortunate name is apparently a reference to its looks: the pigface plant's flowers are said to resemble a pig's face -  perhaps you might need to use your imagination here. It is also known as karkalla, ice plant or even the beach banana. The fleshy, juicy leaves have a slightly salty taste and because of this it makes for a great salt substitute - it works wonders in salads, and as a great accompaniment to meat, seafood or even egg dishes - perhaps your next breakfast addition? Now available from our produce department!

Gruyére des Grotte

New to our cheese department

14th Mar 2019 | New Arrivals

Gruyére des Grottes is aged in natural limestone caves in the Swiss Alps.  Ours has been aged for 24 months which bestows it with a rich and powerful character. The rind is dark, hiding a smooth and buttery paste, dotted with the pleasant crunch of those much sought after salt crystals. The flavours are sweet and earthy with strong notes of mushroomy umami.  Enjoy in a gratin, decadent toasted sandwich, on a cheese board or simply in a crusty baguette. This is a very special cheese, not to be missed and only available while stocks last.

Luke Lambert 2018

Chardonnay & Syrah

13th Mar 2019 | New Arrivals

Luke Lambert is one of the Yarra Valley's great winemaking talents. His single-vineyard Syrah and Chardonnay are not only a reflection of magnificent site selection but also a testament to Luke's gentle winemaking skills. Soft, ethereal and wildly expressive. These are stunning wines that deftly represent site, season, and varietal, and are obscenely well-priced for this calibre of wine. Take our advice, get two bottles of these phenomenal wines: one for now, then one for a couple of weeks down the line when you’re reminiscing about just how good the first bottle was and wishing you had another.

Limited stock available.

Austrian Wine Tasting with Andrew Moody

Friday, 15 March from 5 pm

13th Mar 2019 | Tasting & Events

In 1985 Austria was involved in a massive wine scandal. Fortunately, this led to a complete re-structuring of quality control in Austrian wine and the country has emerged as one of the top countries in the world in terms of production standards. It has become an exciting and modern wine country that also pays great respect to its ancient winemaking traditions. 

Austria is now producing wines of great elegance and structure. Often delicately perfumed with mouth-watering acidity, most of the wines are being produced on a small scale on family owned and run farms.   Despite being a small wine producing nation, Austria offers a wide range of interesting wines that all share an amazing tension between ripeness and freshness. Austrian wines also offer incredible value for money.

We will be tasting:

2017 Anton Bauer Zweigelt/Syrah Rose
2017 Markus Altenburger Chardonnay
2017 Zillinger Gruner Veltliner
2015 Anton Bauer Zweigelt
2016 Birgit Braunstein Spatburgunder (Pinot Noir)

Mother Meg's Fine Foods

Gourmet Biscuits, Cakes & Puddings

11th Mar 2019 | New Arrivals

Mother Meg’s are dedicated to the art of traditional baking, using old family recipes to produce a delicious range of biscuits, fruit cakes and plum puddings. Selecting only the best ingredients ~  together with domestic recipes, no added preservatives and stylish packaging, they strive to be regarded as the premium brand in their class. Committed to uncompromised quality, taste and value and with 25 years’ experience, the bakers at Mother Meg's create a taste sensation that memories are made of. We have a range of Mother Meg's products in our grocery department!

Iron Balls Gin

New stock just arrived in Wine Loft!

10th Mar 2019 | New Arrivals

330 ml - $59
700 ml - $99

Our most popular gin has just arrived back in store! Available from our Wine Loft - we are the only stockist in Australia! 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.

Little Farm Pastured Eggs

Free range, happy healthy hens!

9th Mar 2019 | New Arrivals

Tasting from 11 am - 1 pm
Sat 10 March 2019 - in store!

Little Farm Provedore & Pastured Eggs are one of the few genuinely Pastured Egg producers in Western Australia.  Located in Brookton, their hens live in mobile caravans, no fixed sheds, that are moved to fresh pasture each week. The hens are free to roam and forage all day, engaging in natural chicken behaviour, protected by guardian alpacas, Tony, Chico, Kerry & Sir Frank. Their foraged diet is supplemented with the highest quality layer pellet available. Join us this weekend for a taste of these delicious free range eggs! Now avaliable in-store.

R2E2 Mangoes

$1.99 each*

8th Mar 2019 | Fresh Produce

Highly aromatic R2E2 mangoes are bigger in size than your average mango! They have a deep orange skin tinged with red and a sweet, mild flavour. A small seed means there is more delicious, fibreless flesh to enjoy. They are juicy, yet hold their shape when cut and eaten fresh. Our large R2E2 mangoes are grown locally in Carnarvon and have an exceptional shelf life. Simply eat as they are or incorporate them into smoothies, home-made popsicles and sweet desserts. Now available in our produce department!


*Special available until 13 March 2019, whilst stocks last

German & Austrian Wine Masterclass with Shaun Maher

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 from 6 pm - 7.30 pm

7th Mar 2019 | Tasting & Events

Wednesday, 13 March 2019
from 6 pm - 7.30 pm
$50 per person - for tickets go here
20 spots available! 

Join us next Wednesday for a fun and educational Masterclass on the Wines of Austria and Germany.  Hosted by Sommelier Shaun Maher, this class will feature 10 wines, twin poured for comparison and discussion.  

German winemakers have long been known for producing some of the worlds most distinctive and aromatically pure white wines however their red’s, in particular the Pinot’s, are also being recognised for their quality and finesse. Jump across the border to Austria, one of the world’s oldest wine producing regions, and a new generation of winemakers are producing some of the best value artisanal products on the market. 

Learn all about these beautiful regions (and read their labels correctly!) and introduce yourself to the new and exciting wines entering the Australian market.

OPEN TO TASTE:
2016 Weingut Claus Schneider Pinot Blanc
2016 Battenfeld - Spanier Riesling Trocken
2017 Pichler - Krutzler Dursten Gruner Veltliner
2017 Pichler - Krutzler Ried Klostersatz Gruner Veltliner
2017 Pichler-Krutzler ‘Loiben' Riesling
2017 Pichler -Kruztler Ried Pfaffenberg Riesling
2016 Shelter ‘Lovely Lily’ Pinot Noir
2016 Shelter Spatburgunder Pinot Noir
2015 Weingut Claus Schneider Spatburgunder Pinot Noir
2015 Weingut Claus Schneider Spatburgunder Pinot Noir