Chilled

Chilled
Incredible way to end the year. We had 2 big guns - 2006 Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs and a 2006 Taittinger Comtes Blanc de Blancs. Some fantastic Grower Producers that also stole the night!

Three Kings

Three Kings
Some snaps from The Three Kings - what a spectacular night! Great to see some familiar faces and also meet some new wine lovers! We had such a great time showing some of Italy's finest and introducing the Franciacorta to many for the first time. The Ettore Germano Barolo might...

Volcanic Soils

Volcanic Soils
Mount Etna is one of Italy's oldest wine regions having received its DOC in 1968. However it wasn't recognised for producing quality wines until the late 90s due to the tireless efforts of a handful of producers like Frank Cornelissen and Giussepe Benanti. Today there are hundreds of producers who've been drawn to this region. But not all the wines produced from this region are of equal quality. We've selected 6 of the best and original producers from Etna many who grew up in the region and have a special connection with the land.

Old Vines: What an incredible night!

Old Vines: What an incredible night!
With such a vast selection of fascinating wines, it was probably the most difficult event to pinpoint a favourite. Speaking to our guests, Willi Schaefer Riesling won everyone's hearts!  A small snippet from the night:

You Say Wine, I Say Vino

You Say Wine, I Say Vino
It was a pre-Australia wine taste off! To demonstrate the impact of terroir, climate and winemaker styles we purposefully selected 2 Italian grape varietals across 6 different regions. Three of which were from Australia and the other 3 Italy. The Vietti Roero Arneis was a clear Italian winner for the evening, whilst...

El Vino Pinot: NOIR

El Vino Pinot: NOIR
The grand Pinot Noir tasting of the year exceeded everyone's expectations! The most impressive line up to date. Our Aussie Pinots sure gave the French Burgundies a run for their money! NZ classics held their own. What a treat to taste 6 vastly different styles of Pinot Noirs back to back,...

French Wines Under the Lantern

French Wines Under the Lantern
What a magical night of French Wines Under the Lantern. Here's a few of the spectacular photos by one of our guests Jackie Hung. Wine stars of the evening was the Pascal Cotat Sancerre and Christian Moreau Valmur.