Thursday, May 7, 2015

"Hen's Teeth" - Wine and Food Event

Tickets are available for our 19th May tasting via Eventbrite here
hen’s teeth
  1. plural form of hen's tooth
  2. (idiomatic) anything very rare or impossible to obtain is said to be like finding hen's teeth.

OK, so we maybe stretching the idiom here - but the wines on show here are certainly rare, though not impossible to find, in an Aussie context.

Again we celebrate the pioneers, the growers, vignerons and winemakers who are choosing to express themselves via grape varieties so new to Australia, that they may be the only producers doing so.

As ever, we look to show some top drawer wines, impart a little knowledge and have a little fun.

At a new - to us - venue, the ticket price on this occasion includes matched canap├ęs with each bracket of wines (sorry, no food substitutes available).

Wine and Food Pairings
Bracket 1
Coriole Picpoul 2015
Kaesler Stonehorse Palomino 2013
~ Fresh oyster with lemon

Bracket 2
Lost Valley Winery Cortese 2011
"An Ape is Loose" Greco
~ Crostini with zucchini, citrus, chilli and buffalo mozzarella 

Bracket 3
Dell'Uva Arinto
Billy Button Friulano
~ Salted cod fritters with lemon caper dipping sauce

Bracket 4
Vinteloper Refosco 
Sorrenberg Gamay
~ Buckwheat blini with beetroot and goat's cheese

Bracket 5
Dell'Uva Mencia
Hahndorf Hill Blaufrankisch
~ Meatball with spicy herbaceous Napoli and parmesan

Bracket 6
Woods Crampton Bonvedro
Ridgemill Estate Jaquez
~ Rich beef cheek ragu with polenta