What's On in September & October 2019
Get ready for a superb September and October packed with delicious dinners, masterclasses, festivals and so much more!
MUST DO DINNER DATES AND MASTERCLASSES!
WINE DISCOVERY DINNER AT THE NORTH ROOM | GOLD COAST | 11 Sept
Join Selector’s Paul Diamond on the Gold Coast for a unique food and wine experience at The North Room with one of Australia’s culinary stars, talented Chef Tim Stewart.
Celebrated for its casual yet polished European-style intimacy and utter commitment to only the freshest, finest seasonal produce, The North Room has very quickly established itself as a venue of genuine refinement and inspiration. Co-owned by Tim (former chef de cuisine of at Vie Bar and Restaurant at Palazzo Versace) and Shannon Stewart, its daily menu of shareable plates is meant to intrigue and delight, focusing on a few primary ingredients to activate your senses before anything even passes your lips.
This intimate four-course dining adventure is your opportunity to discover for yourself one of the most outstanding restaurants in recent years, complemented by a selection of eight fantastic Australian wine varieties to truly excite your taste buds.
There are only 22 seats available at this dinner event.
FLAVOURS OF PORTUGAL DINNER | SYDNEY | 12 Sept
You’re invited to an evening of fun and wine exploration as we celebrate the flavours of Portugal, one of the hottest vinous destinations in Europe right now.
Hosted at Surry Hill’s Casa Porteño, the private event space of the same Porteño Group that has offered Sydney exciting Latin American flavours across multiple venues and ventures since 2006, we will explore trendsetting wine varieties such as Cava, Verdelho, Touriga and vintage port wine, showcasing why they have come to define their regions alongside excellent Australian examples.
To complement such alluring expressions of the vine, the chefs at tapas institution Bodega - part of the Porteño Group - have created a one-off bespoke menu for the occasion that pays homage to the gastronomic delights of Portugal, each course paired with premium Portuguese and Australian wines.
This event is in partnership with Uniworld Boutique River Cruise collection, so join us for a night of inspirational Portugese food and wine you don’t want to miss.
SHIRAZ SHOWDOWN DINNER | CANBERRA | 19 Sept
Get ready for a Shiraz Showdown Canberra!
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 Thursday 19th September, for a fun-filled, interactive and delicious dining experience at The Boat House as we showcase Australia’s flagship variety – Shiraz.
Sample 12 amazing wines from a stellar lineup of brands including Howard Park, Tyrrell’s, Voyager, Contentious Characters, Angas & Bremer, Thomas Wines, Shaw Vineyard, Wicks Estate, Mitchell Harris, McWilliam's Wines and Wirra Wirra. Plus, taste the gold medal-winning Shiraz voted Best Wine of Show at the Great Australian Shiraz Challenge from Kaesler. Each wine superbly encapsulates the style, region and fantastic flavours that we all adore.
So, come along with your Shiraz-loving friends to meet some of the talented Aussie winemakers creating these exciting expressions, savour three perfectly paired courses at The Boat House, and vote for your favourite Shiraz!
Don’t miss out!
LIQUID ASSETS WINE CELLARING MASTERCLASS | SYDNEY | 21 SEPT
Are you building your own cellar collection, or wish to? Wondering how to tell which wines will age gracefully, and whether there’s more you could be doing for optimal preservation?
Then join us at Electrolux Showroom for a special Liquid Assets Cellaring Masterclass, where Selector, in partnership with Vintec, will guide you through the sensory evaluation techniques you need to make sound vinous decisions, from sight evaluation to aromatic assessment all the way through to flavour and fault evaluation. We’ll even talk you through the best styles and varietals to get your wine collection started!
Hosted by Selector Publisher Paul Diamond and Vintec with light catering and wine tasting to enjoy, it’s sure to be an entertaining and informative afternoon designed for those who want to take their love of wine up a notch and gain a true understanding of the difference between a good, great and an exceptional wine.
Only 40 places available.
CUISINE DISCOVERY DINNER | BRISBANE | 10 Oct
Transport your palate to China for a flavour adventure with exciting wines to match at this unique Cuisine Discovery Dinner. Not only will you savour head chef Jake Pregnall’s (Rick Shores, Spice Temple) exquisite four-course neo-Chinese menu, but you’ll also learn the regional Chinese traditions and inspirations behind each dish; from Guangdong to Shandong, Hunan to Yunnan and in between. And, of course, being a Selector event, each dish will be perfectly paired with a beautiful Australian wine to compliment all the fantastic flavours.
So, come along to this unique dinner, held in conjunction with our friends at Asian inspiration, for an unforgettable flavour journey!
INFLUENTIAL CHARACTERS DINNER | BRISBANE | 16 Oct
Join us for this special dinner at Brisbane’s e’cco bistro as we showcase three great South Australian wine regions – Langhorne Creek, Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills – through the expression of three specific wineries – Angas & Bremer, Gomersal and Chain of Ponds.
Explore the influential character of these unique regions through their landscape, people, and - of course - wines, from the crisp and vibrant Black Thursday from Chain of Ponds to the spice, chocolate and soft tannins of the Gomersal Premium Shiraz, the perfectly balanced Angas & Bremer Malbec and more – all matched to the extraordinary flavours of e’cco bistro’s renowned chef Philip Johnson.
You’ll also get to meet the winemakers with host Selector’s Paul Diamond, rounding out an evening of character and taste. It’s an experience that will leave an impression on your senses. Seats are limited.
GOOD FOOD & WINE SHOW AND SO MUCH MORE!
GOOD FOOD & WINE SHOW | Brisbane | 25-27 Oct
This is Wine Selectors’ 7th year at the Good Food & Wine Show and we’re thrilled to be once again presenting a host of exciting Cellar Door Sessions.
In Brisbane on 25th-27th August, 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 General Admission tickets. 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, buy your tickets by the 9th August. Simply CLICK HERE to secure your discounted tickets now with promo code WINESELECTORS30. Discount excludes Cellar Session tickets. The coupon will automatically apply.
Drop in AND say hi to our teams
SOUTH COAST FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL | BERRY | 13 – 15 SEPT
CARAVAN CAMPING OUTDOOR LIFESTYLE EXPO | SYDNEY | 20 –22 SEPT
ROYAL MELBOURNE SHOW | MELBOURNE | 21 SEPT – 1 OCT
ROYAL PERTH SHOW | PERTH | 28 SEPT – 5 OCT
FLORIADE | CANBERRA | 30 SEPT – 7 OCT