What’s On in June and July 2019!
So much to do, so little time! Fill your diary with delicious events this month and next!
GOOD FOOD & WINE SHOW | CELLAR SESSIONS | SYDNEY 21st – 23rd June
This is Wine Selectors’ 8th year at the Good Food & Wine Show and we’re thrilled to be once again presenting a host of exciting Cellar Door Sessions at the Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth shows.
In Sydney on 21st – 23rd June, our Cellar Door Sessions will have you tasting and experiencing the amazing diversity and quality of Australian wine. Join our expert hosts for a delicious selection of fun wine adventures including Bubblicious Brunch, Blinded by Wine, Shiraz Sizzle, The Chef & The Cellar, Happy Endings, The Chardonnay / Cabernet Comeback, and Wine & Swine. Tickets to the Cellar Door class sessions range from $25-$35 in addition to the General Admission ticket price. To learn more about each session and to book CLICK HERE.
As a Wine Selectors Member, you save 30% off the General Admission Good Food & Wine ticket price! To receive the discount, enter promotional code WINESELECTORS30 at checkout and buy your tickets before 7th June. Simply CLICK HERE to secure your discounted tickets now. Discount excludes Cellar Session tickets.
WINE DISCOVERY DINNER AT ALMA | GEELONG |Thursday 27th June
You’re invited to come along as Wine Selectors travels to Geelong in June for a special dinner that explores a selection of unique wine varieties, partnered with a four course South American inspired feast.
Enjoy the likes of a vibrant and lively Arinto, an Italian-inspired blend of Sangiovese, Nero d’Avola, Lagrein and Primitivo, and an intensely flavourful Mataro alongside some of the South American inspired cuisine that head chef Jesse Hughes, formally of Vue Grand Queenscliff, is renowned for.
This exciting dining event takes place at ALMA Restaurant, one of Geelong’s culinary stars, where you’ll experience a fresh, produce-focused menu, which is the result of Hughes’ extensive classical training combined with his passion for South American flavours.
Your personal host for the evening will be our Wine Educator, ensuring your wine tasting journey is in both entertaining and knowledgeable hands.
SHIRAZ SHOWDOWN DINNER | BRISBANE | Wednesday 17th July
Get ready for a Shiraz showdown Brisbanites!
Are you a fan of big, bold traditional Shiraz, or someone who loves a more modern twist? Does Barossa Shiraz do it for you, or are you a die-hard Hunter Valley loyalist? Join us on Wednesday, 17th July, for a fun-filled, interactive and delicious dining experience at Gerard’s Bistro as we showcase Australia’s flagship variety – Shiraz.
Sample 12 amazing wines that encapsulate the styles, regions and fantastic flavours that we all adore, served with a seriously delectable four course dinner.
Tucked away behind Brisbane’s James Street, Gerard’s Bistro is a hidden treasure delivering a truly indulgent and progressive Middle Eastern dining experience. Newly appointed executive chef, Adam Wolfers (Yellow, Est., Monopole and more), will be serving a modern take on classic dishes using locally sourced ingredients with traditional techniques. Designed to be shared, each of the courses will be expertly matched to four standout Australian Shiraz.
So, come along with your Shiraz-loving friends to meet some of the talented Aussie winemakers creating these exciting expressions, savour Gerard’s sensational cuisine and vote for your favourite wines to claim victory at our Shiraz showdown! Don’t miss out - book your seats today!
FLAVOURS OF ITALY DINNER | MELBOURNE| Thursday 18th July
You're invited to an evening of exquisite Italian-inspired wine and food! Join us as we celebrate the iconic tastes and flavours of Northern Italy.
On Thursday 18th July, at Port Melbourne’s elegant institution Ciao Cielo, we will explore the iconic varieties that have defined the reputation of the superb wine regions of Italy and showcase them with excellent Australian examples. The dinner will feature wines from all parts of Italy to round out the experience.
Ciao Cielo’s chef Bryan Nelson has curated an elegant four course menu that pays hommage to gastronomic delights of Italy with each course paired with premium Italian and Australian wines.
This dinner is a partnership with Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection and Selector Magazine, so join us for a multi-course culinary journey not to be missed!
CHEESE & WINE MASTERCLASS | BRISBANE |Saturday 20th July
Back by popular demand, Wine Selectors invites you to join us on a delicious journey with some of the world’s best cheeses paired perfectly with wine at our Cheese & Wine Masterclass!
We’ve sourced 12 of the best cheeses from around the globe to taste alongside the finest Australian examples, matched to eight stunning Australian and international wines.
Your hosts, Black Pearl Epicure’s General Manager and cheese expert Peter Gross, and Selector’s Paul Diamond, will guide you through the cheesemaking process, explain the vast array of cheese styles, and reveal the art of cheese and wine appreciation. The class will see you experience a unique view of some of the world’s best cheese, including Australia’s.
Join us on Saturday 20th July from 2pm-5pm at Alliance Hotel (upstairs), Spring Hill.
MCWILLIAM'S DINNER STORIES | MELBOURNE| Thursday 25th July
It’s not often you get invited to dine with one of Australia’s most iconic winemaking families, so don’t miss this exclusive opportunity! Synonymous with innovative Australian winemaking, McWilliam’s have curated a unique dining experience featuring a glittering lineup of award-winning wines.
With a grand total of 6 x Trophies and 28 x Gold medals amassed in just three years, you’ll be blown away by flagship wines including the 1877 Shiraz, winner of 8 x Gold medals, and the incredibly elegant McW 660 Reserve Syrah, Trophy-winner at the 2018 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge.
You’ll also meet McWilliam’s winemaker Andrew Higgins, who’ll regale you with insights into these superb wines and this iconic wine family’s future endeavours.
Join us at 6.30pm at Melbourne’s Bottega restaurant in their private dining room to savour a stunning four-course dinner paired perfectly to an incredible McWilliam’s wine collection listed below. Places are strictly limited so book today!