Sunday, April 10, 2016

Viet N Vino - Tuesday 10th May 2016

Tickets are now available (here) for Swirl, Sniff, Spit's next event - an evening of Vietnamese food with an attempt to match to this cuisine that is variously: aromatic, spicy, saucy.

We're not Sommeliers - but we enjoy good food and wine and part of the fun is looking to share the experience of trying to match wines to such cuisine. 

So Join us for a night of delightful Vietnamese and delicious Vino.

As always, we will discuss the food and wine matches, and give you a bit of insight into the styles on pour.

Looking forward to a great night of food, booze and cheer.

Line-up (final line-up and vintage subject to confirmation):
Bracket 1
1) Stargazer Riesling @StargazerWine
2) Te Whare Gewurztraminer @TeWhareRaWines
Match: Shrimp and Pork Rolls; Mini Spring Rolls

Bracket 2
3) Yangarra Pet' Nat' @Yangarra
4) Mac Forbes Woori Yallock Rosé @MacForbesWines
Match: Steamed Dim Sims; Salt and Pepper Stuffed Chicken Wings

Bracket 3
5) Kooyong Clonale Chardonnay

6) Jamsheed Beechworth Roussanne @JamsheedWines
Match: Salt and Pepper Squid; Chicken and Chilli With Coconut Sauce


Bracket 4

7) Farr Rising Gamay

8) Dub Style #1 Grenache
Match: Crispy Duck, Asian Greens and Plum Sauce; Fish With Tamarind Sauce


Bracket 5 

9) Izway Mates Mataro
Match: Beef with Lemongrass and Ginger

To join us for this exciting tasting, head on over to our ticketing platform Eventbrite:
http://vietnvino.eventbrite.com/


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The M Word: Mourvédre, Mataro, Monastrell

Tickets are now available (here) for Swirl, Sniff, Spit's next event - focussing on the variety variously known as Mourvedre, Mataro and Monastrell.

Mourvédre, Mataro, potato, potato. What's in a name? Why in Australia do we see the same grape variety called variously Mataro, Monastrell or Mourvédre?  Why do we rarely see it shine in the spotlight on its own? Rather, we see it reduced to the letter 'M' in one of the many GSM (or variations thereof) blends that Australia does so well. 

It is some of these points, and hopefully more, that we plan going to explore. Mataro is not a new variety, nor:


"a case of the next big thing, rather it's an ancient beast of a vine that has survived in Australian soil for longer than just about any other grape variety"

Line-up (final line-up and vintage subject to confirmation):
Bracket 1
1) Andrew Seppelt Wines Esparté @barossandrew
2) Domaine de la Tour du Bonne
Match: Olive crostini with basil and lemon labne

Bracket 2
3) Woods Crampton Mataro Rosé 2015 @fourthwavewine
4) Bespoke Bros n/a
Match: Confit Duck with juniper

Bracket 3
5) Pikes SGM @PikesCV

6) Tim Smith MGS @TimSmithBarossa
Match: Yorkshire pudding topped with roasted rib-eye, jus and wild onions


Bracket 4

7) Tom Shobbrook Nouveau n/a

8) Ridgemill Estate Mourvédre @RidgemillEstate

Bracket 5 
9) Domaine Tempier Cuvee Classique n/a
10) Primitivo Quiles Raspaye Monastrell 2008
Match: Meatballs with tomato sauce and gremolata

Bracket 6 
11) Flaxman Wines Mataro @FlaxmanWines
12) Syrahmi Mourvédre @monsieurfoster
Match: Pork belly with cinnamon roasted apple and walnuts

Bonus Round
13) Ballycroft Wines Mataro VP

To join us for this exciting tasting, head on over to our ticketing platform Eventbrite:
http://mataro.eventbrite.com