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Wine is so much more that just a drink. It takes on a meaning and a life of its own depending on the situation in which it is drunk and the people with whom it is shared. Of all the wine styles produced, this is never more true than with Champagne, a wine that has been at millions of celebrations globally and throughout history. With Christmas and new Years just around the corner this is the perfect excuse to indulge!
Thursday, 22 November 6 pm to 7.30 pm
$30 per person - only 20 spots available!
For tickets go here.
We are delighted to announce that we are hosting an incredible Italian Wine tasting masterclass with Italian Cheese pairing this Thursday 22nd November. Sommelier Andrew Moody will take you on a unique journey of the Italian wine regions whilst Nick Bath from Blue Cow guides you through the world of Italian cheese. Enjoy discovering new information about wine-making, cheese-making, food and wine pairing in an intimate setting whilst indulging on a beautiful selection of Italian wine and cheese.
This class will be a remarkable tasting of 6 wines paired perfectly with 6 cheese by two of the industries best.
Moss Wood 2016 Pinot Noir from Moss Wood's prized Wilyabrup site is on promotion in the Wine Loft. Receive two bottles at $99, while stocks last (RRP $65 each). We will have this wine open to taste all week! Come down, enjoy a tasting and grab a couple bottles of WA's premier Pinot producer, at a great value for a limited time.
Join us in the Courtyard for a tasting of our annual Christmas Showcase! We will have an array of Christmas products from our local and international suppliers out for tastings. Our Butchery and Deli will be showcasing items from their Christmas catering menus such as Christmas hams & turkeys. Simon Johnson, Cheese Culture and Blue Cow will have their Christmas items available to taste.
Ancient and Wild Organics welcomes you to the next generation of natural & eco-friendly anti-aging solutions. The Australian Made and owned Youth Elixir Marine Collagen Beauty uses 100% pure and natural collagen peptides derived from deep sea fish skin sustainably caught in the Atlantic Ocean. Now available in our grocery department!
Phillippa's have the loveliest Christmas goodies - one being this Gingerbread house Kit! Assembling and decorating a gingerbread house is a perfect bonding activity. Find some eager children, choose some lollies, make a big batch of royal icing and let the fun begin. Now available in our grocery department!
Our Fishco now has stock of the most delicious, whole northwest squid. This squid is caught in the pristine waters of Shark Bay, WA and delivered directly to our Fishco. They are tender, sweet and make for a perfect summertime meal. We recommend you season this squid with sea salt, cracked pepper, a few chilli flakes and a squeeze of lemon to taste after flash cooking on the barbecue!
*Special available until 21 November 2018, while stocks last. Applies to whole squid.
Friday, 23 November from 4 pm - 6 pm
Saturday, 24 November from 10 am - 2 pm
We are joined by Veronika & BJ from Woodbridge Smokehouse, Tasmania. Woodbridge Smokehouse produces some of the most mouth-watering and luxuriant smoked Ocean Trout and Atlantic Salmon available today. Situated on the verdant south-east coast of Tasmania, Woodbridge Smokehouse is set in a 25 acre apple orchard. Traditional hand-smoking processes using their own fruit tree wood create the delicate and distinctive flavours for which Woodbridge Smokehouse is renowned.
Our sommelier has paired the delicious Woodbridge products with fantastic Rosé! Open to taste:
AIX - Provence, France
Triennes - Provence, France
Domenica Nebbiolo Rose - Victoria, Australia
Mazza Bastardo - Donnybrook, Western Australia
Pioneers of water buffalo milking in Australia since 1996, Shaw River Buffalo Cheese craft the milk from their own herd of buffalos into delicious cheeses and yoghurt. The Shaw River herd is the only 100% pure Riverine Buffalo herd in Australia. Buffalo milk may provide a delicious alternative for people suffering from an intolerance or allergy to cows milk products. It is similar to goats and sheep milk in this way. Try their deliciously creamy buffalo mozzarella in your favourite salad or as part of your cheese board. Now available in our Cheese Department.
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