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What's On in October 2019

Grab some wine-loving friends and head out for fun times at delicious dinners, masterclasses, festivals and so much more!

MUST DO DINNER DATES AND MASTERCLASSES!

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 – book now. 

McWilliam’s DINNER Stories | Melbourne | 24 Oct

Selector Magazine and the McWilliam’s family invite you to join us at one of Melbourne’s best kept Italian secrets, Bottega, this October. It’s a rare treat to dine on four delicious courses, taste exceptional wines and hear the incredible stories of one of Australia’s most iconic winemaking families.

Throughout the years, McWilliam’s has carefully selected a rich portfolio of premium New South Wales vineyards located in the cool climate regions of Hilltops, Tumbarumba, Canberra, and the expansive plains of the Riverina. These wines showcase regional specific characters, premium quality, impressive depth and full flavour expression.

The wines made by McWilliam’s are more than just benchmark expressions of Australian winemaking. They are wines that tell a story of a family’s passion for winemaking and draw on more than 140 years of experience.

At this exclusive event, you’ll get to taste and experience firsthand their latest ranges and styles that will shape the future of Australia’s wine landscape. Hosted by Selector’s Paul Diamond and Chief Winemaker Andrew Higgins - this is a night not to be missed!

Flavours of Sound Masterclass | SYDNEY | 31 Oct

Did you know you can eat with your ears? This unique masterclass will change the way you experience wine, food and sound.

Just as music can have an effect on our emotions, it can have a dramatic influence on how we experience taste, texture and flavour. Heston Blumenthal famously demonstrated this in 2007 with his ‘Sounds of the Sea’ dish – a selection of raw seafood, foamed salt water and shore foraged elements served with headphones that delivered seascape sound. The result was dramatic, with diners reviewing the experience as spectacular thanks to the amazing way the sound enhanced the flavours and aromas. 

Join Sennheiser and Selector magazine for a very special masterclass experience that blends cutting edge sound technology, music and wine to explore the boundaries of sound and flavour. Held at Sennheiser’s flagship store in the Sydney CBD, the class will be from 5.30pm-8.30pm and features wine tastings and canapés.

Only a limited number of seats are available so book now! 

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 BrunchBlinded by WineShiraz SizzleThe Chef & The CellarHappy Endings 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 11th October. Simply CLICK HERE to secure your discounted tickets now with promo code WINESELECTORS30. Discount excludes Cellar Session tickets. The coupon will automatically apply. 

BARBEQUE REVOLUTION SHOWCASE – HUNTER VALLEY UNCORKED BALMORAL | SYDNEY | 20 OCT

Presented by Wine Selectors, Hunter Valley Uncorked returns to the sunny shores of Sydney’s Balmoral Beach on Sunday, 20th October. 

The hugely popular event showcases more than 20 of the Hunter Valley’s finest wineries, restaurants, producers and a distillery, plus features Barbeque Revolution Showcase masterclasses with Everdure by Heston Blumenthal and Wine Selectors.

 At each session, chef for Everdure by Heston Blumenthal range, Ben Ginty, will prepare a different barbeque dish to showcase different barbequing techniques and demonstrates how this amazing range will revolutionise your approach to outdoor entertaining. You’ll also enjoy a tasting sample of each dish with three expertly paired tasting glasses of premium Hunter Valley wines.

Entry to Hunter Valley Uncorked Balmoral is FREE with wine tasting packages available on the day, and the Barbeque Revolution Showcases sessions are $10 per person.

Barbeque Revolution Showcase Sessions:

11:30am Prawns en papillote in Furnace BBQ

12:30pm Smoked lamb shoulder in 4K BBQ

1:30pm Spit roast porchetta on Hub II

2:30pm Prawns en papillote in Furnace BBQ

3:30pm Smoked lamb shoulder in 4K BBQ

4:30pm Spit roast Porchetta on Hub II

Places at each session are limited, so make sure you book your spot on the day.

Please be advised – Heston Blumenthal won’t be at the event himself, but we guarantee you’ll be impressed by his barbeques.

WINE ISLAND | SYDNEY | 1–3 NOV

Sydney's hippest and hottest food and wine festival is returning for the 5th consecutive year from Friday 1st November to Sunday 3rd November, 2019. Sydney Harbour's stunning Clark Island will play host to an impressive smorgasbord of boutique Australian and international wines, island cocktails, and delicious epicurean eats whilst providing postcard views across the world-famous harbour.

This year Wine Selectors will again be sharing their passion for all things wine by hosting a series of fantastic wine masterclasses. Wine Selectors spend most of their time travelling the big wine island that is Australia, uncovering the most interesting and exciting wines from across the country. Their exploration never ends and they can’t wait to share some of their great discoveries with you.

This year's sessions include: Something to Fizz About, Tongue Twister Taste Sensations, Cold-blooded Reds, Tickled Pink and Blind Tasting Challenge.

All masterclasses are complimentary as part of your Wine Island ticket purchase and attendance is on a first-in, first-served basis.

For your chance to WIN four tickets for you and three of your besties, click here!

We look forward to seeing you on the island!

Drop in AND say hi to our teams

Sunday Mail Home Living Expo | Adelaide | 11 – 13 Oct

The Sydney Home Show | Sydney | 18 – 20 Oct

Lake Macquarie Food and Wine Festival |Lake Macquarie | 19 Oct

Ballina Food and Wine Festival | Ballina | 20 Oct

Royal Hobart Show | Hobart | 23 – 26 Oct

UnWined Subiaco | Subiaco | 26 – 27 Oct

Wahroonga Food and Wine Festival | Wahroonga | 27 Oct

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