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Now available from our cheese departmnet - the best Stilton in the world! Colston Bassett is one of the smallest dairies in the United Kingdom. They make their pasteurized cow's milk Stilton the traditional way using hand-ladled curd and animal rennet, not to be found at any other Stilton maker. Thus, the texture of Colston Bassett Stilton is more luscious, creamy and full-bodied and the flavour, more complex and deeper than any other cheese produced with vegetable rennet.
It has a close, creamy texture with pale, ivory paste that edges onto amber as it gets close to the rind and a homogeneous distribution of blue coloured veins. The wrinkly rind is slightly sticky, orange-brown in colour, speckled with patches of white mould. Flavour-wise, Colston Bassett Stilton is earthy and lactic, balanced by the richness of blue mould and butter. When young, it tends to be slightly tangy, but this will disappear as the cheese matures.
This celebrated cheese has won the gold medal at the 2014 World Cheese Awards.
This Summer enjoy this award-winning rosé wine from the world-renowned Domaine de la Grande Séouve in Provence. Well established as one of the most definitive Provence rosé wines, AIX is a stunning example of what the region has to offer. Pale pink in colour with an elegant palate of red Summer berries, white stone fruit and spice. This wine is sure to satisfy during the warmer months - now available in our Wine Loft. *Special available until 30 Oct 2019, whilst stocks last
Tickets $50, $40 redeemable
20 tickets only - available here
In any conversation about the world’s greatest wines, it is impossible to overlook Bordeaux. Defined by the confluence of two rivers, the wines of Bordeaux are undeniably enchanting and evocative. Daniel Airoldi DipWSET, joins us for an intimate look at this highly coveted wine region.
Daniel Airoldi grew up amongst the vines of Pessac, the famous suburb of Bordeaux known for the appellation of Pessac-Leognan and Chateau Haut-Brion. He studied wine at the ‘Ecole du Vin de Paris’ and worked for a négociant there before bringing his passion for wine, and particularly those of Bordeaux, to Australia. With many contacts in Bordeaux, Daniel prides himself on sourcing the best Chateaux of Bordeaux from its most trusted courtiers and winemakers.
OPEN TO TASTE
2016 LE BLANC SEC DE SUDUIRAUT, AOC Bordeaux Blanc
2016 CAMILLE DE LABRIE, AOC Bordeaux Rouge
2012 CHATEAU FLAUNYS, AOC Montagne St-Emilion
2016 CHATEAU VIEUX FERRAND, AOC Lalande de Pomerol
2014 CHATEAU LAVILLOTTE, AOC St-Estèphe
2012 CHATEAU TOUR-SIEUJEAN, Cru Bourgeois Pauillac
2015 GOULÉE BY COS, AOC St-Médoc
2010 CHATEAU LA TOUR BLANCHE 1st growth Sauternes
New to our grocery department is the full range of pickles & condiments from Crunch Preserves, which is based in Margaret River, WA.
Franck, a French trained chef. Emma, a foodie and lover of a healthy lifestyle travelled the world working on super yachts before deciding to settle in South Western Australia in the Margaret River Region to experience the simple life! Their range of products are simple, delicious and full of flavour. An absolute pantry essential.
We make Fix & Fogg Smoke and Fire peanut butter by blending our Super Crunchy peanut butter with organic NZ grown chillies from Kaitaia Fire. Then we go a little crazy and add natural Manuka smoke and Spanish smoked paprika to send you on an epic journey of flavours: a smokey start with a hot lingering finish.
Try it on toasted sourdough with avocado, with cheese and crackers, or add it to your satay sauce, burger or roasted veggies - have a look at our recipes page for some more inspiration!
Peanut butter is a naturally nutritious food packed full of goodness. Too often however, companies take shortcuts and fill it with preservatives, additives, emulsifiers, foreign oils, sugar and lots of salt. Fix & Fogg peanut butter is simple and healthy: we use extra dark roasted hi-oleic peanuts and a sparing amount of organic Marlborough sea salt. Hi-oleic peanuts are a special type of peanut known for their great flavour and high levels (39%) of monounsaturated fats - that's the good stuff, like the type found in olive oil, which has been linked to reducing cardiovascular disease and lowering cholesterol.
Summerina Mandarins are now available from our produce department. They are sensationally sweet and burst with flavour that is utterly delicious. They are a wholesome and healthy, guilt-free snack. Perfect for big and little hands, anytime of day. They are only around for a limited time as their season only lasts for 8 short weeks!
Inspired by the wines of the Rhone Valley, Stuart Dudine crafts thoughtful wines from Rhone varietals in Victoria. After working in Austria, France and Italy, Stuart’s passion for Rhone varieties was nurtured during time spent at Henschke and Yarra Yering. He has been living and working in the Yarra Valley since 2012, most notably, as Winemaker with Mac Forbes. Stuart joins us this Friday from 4:30pm to taste through his current releases.
Open to Taste:
Alkimi Marsanne 2017
Alkimi Marsanne ‘Whole Bunch’ 2019
Alkimi Rose 2018
Alkimi Grenache 2018
Alkimi Mourvedre 2017
Alkimi Syrah 2015
$25* per bottle for this weekend only!
Dominique Portet got his first whiff of wine at one of the world’s most illustrious wine properties - Chateau Lafite-Rothschild. His son Ben, now 10th generation winemaker, heads the charge and is responsible for producing some of the best value wines coming out of the Yarra. Pale pink with ripe fruit, creamy mouthfeel and crunchy acidity - it’s everything you would want from a Rosé.
Each piece of biltong is handmade in small batches by professionally trained & skilled butchers. It is perfectly cured, air-dried premium biltong using a selection of fresh herbs & spices and only the finest Australian Wagyu & Black Angus beef. An original South African family recipe is used which results in a unique, traditional flavour that is unmatched. Available from our butchery in whole pieces, sticks & slices – perfect for this weekend’s Rugby World Cup entertaining!
Winners of James Hallidays 2017 Australian Wine Companion’s Best New Winery, Bondar is the baby of husband-and-wife team Andre Bondar and Selina Kelly. They have purchased the famous Rayner vineyard in McLaren Vale, crafting stunning Shiraz and Grenache from here, along with Beautifully pure Adelaide Hills Chardonnay.
"Bondar's aim is to produce bright, pretty grenache, largely by earlier picking - which was easy in the cool '17 vintage, but more difficult in '18. A raspberry, cherry-accented bouquet, the palate following suit. Its overall freshness is exceptional." 96 points, James Halliday, The Australian
"Spicy, bright, raspberry, potpourri and Turkish Delight. Medium-bodied, very fresh and spritely, crisp and sweet raspberry and cranberry, clean acidity and a light rasp of tannin, garden herbs and a juicy finish of excellent length. Brightness and energy here, and while it's perhaps a bit too perky now, is sure to settle and improve with some bottle age." 94 points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Open to Taste:
Bondar Fiano 2019
Bondar Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2018
Bondar Rose 2019
Bondar Violet Hour Shiraz 2018
Bondar Mataro 2018
Bonday Rayner Vineyard Grenache 2018
Join us this Saturday as we celebrate everyone’s favourite pink drink – rosé! Twenty rosé wines from around Australia and Europe will be open to taste from 12pm until 2pm, with suppliers on hand to give you all the information you need to help you discover your new favourites!
OPEN TO TASTE:
Goon Tycoons, Margaret River, WA
Millbrook Winery, Margaret River, WA
Deep Woods Estate, Margaret River, WA
Rosily Vineyard, Margaret River, WA
Express Winemakers, Great Southern, WA
Side Project FAR, Perth Hills, WA
Alpha Box & Dice, McLaren Vale, SA
Wines by KT, Clare Valley, SA
S.C Pannell, McLaren Vale, SA
Ochota Barrels, McLaren Vale, SA
Dominique Portet Brut NV, Yarra Valley, VIC
Dominique Portet, Yarra Valley, VIC
Farr Rising, Geelong, VIC
Giant Steps, Yarra Valley, VIC
Negretti, Piedmont, ITALY
Le Fraghe, Bardolino, ITALY
Poggio Anima, Sicily, ITALY
Anton Bauer, Wagram, AUSTRIA
AIX, Provence, FRANCE
By Ott, Provence, FRANCE
Made in Maylands, WA by hand and in small batches. This protein granola contains mostly Lupin which is just super, because it contains a high proportion of protein making it an excellent source of plant-based protein and dietary fibre. This product is low in salt, vegan friendly, gluten free and has no refined sugars added. Serve with your favourite yogurt and fruit or blend into a smoothie.
Introducing the newest edition to the South West Honey family. The new honey tasting gift pack from South West Honey! A taste of nature at its most pure. Anyone with an adventuresome palate will love tasting and comparing raw honey varietals from the pristine forests of the South West of Western Australia.
1 x 65g Coastal
1 x 65g Jarrah
1 x 65g Redgum TA10+
1 x 65g Creamed TA10+
1 x Honey dipper
The succulent mango speaks of an Aussie summer. Perfect eaten on their own, mangoes are also delicious in salads, paired with chicken, in desserts or grilled on the barbecue. Our Kensington Pride mangoes are at their eating best! They are sweet, juicy and are most certainly the taste of summer. Now available in our produce department.
Gourmet marshmallows handmade in NSW. All of their marshmallows are lovingly crafted to give them the perfect soft, cloud-like texture. The cornerstone of the recipe is the ‘fluffiness’ that insisted on each marshmallow having. The Marshmellow Co pride themselves on the fact that all of their products melt in your mouth! There are a variety of different, interesting flavours such as: Strawberries & Cream, Chocolate Brownie, Pink Lemonade, Raspberry and Elderflower... and loads other more!
Mountain gin handcrafted in the Macedon Range, Victoria and is inspired by locally foraged botanicals - young pine needles and mountain pepperberry. Clean, vibrant and reminiscent of fresh mountain air, this refreshing gin has gained international recognition after just 12 months on the market, receiving 95 points and a Gold medal at the 2019 International Wine & Spirit Awards. Carefully blended with hand crafted, low sugar tonic these smart little cans are perfect for your next picnic or party!