Organic, Bio-Dynamic, Natural & Preservative Free Wine Tasting

Organic, Bio-Dynamic, Natural & Preservative Free Wine Tasting

Whether it’s for health or environmental reasons, organic, bio-dynamic, natural and PF wines are becoming ever more popular.

But what do these terms really mean? How do they influence a wine’s taste or aging potential? And what do they tell you, if anything, about the wine in the bottle?

This November we will answer all of those questions and more so guests will leave with a much clearer understanding of what’s what when it comes to ‘healthy wine’.

Join us in our beautiful Fine Wine Room for an evening exploring eight of the world’s best organic, bio-dynamic, natural and PF wines, along with a selection of crackers and gourmet cheeses.

Details
6:30 – 8:30 PM | Wednesday 13th November
Fine Wine Room | Bayswater Fine Wines
$49 Members & Guests | $89 Non- Members

Places are limited to 14 places | Bookings are essential and confirmed with payment Book in store, call or email chrissy@rickshawenterprises.com.au

Darlinghurst Fine Wines
407 Bourke Street
Darlinghurst 2010
(02) 9331 7700

Bayswater Fine Wines
77 Bayswater Road
Rushcutters Bay 2011
(02) 9361 5063

Paddington Fine Wines
356 Oxford Street
Paddington 2021
(02) 8283 0534

The Rosé Revolution Wine Tasting

The Rosé Revolution Wine Tasting

Love Rosé?

Join us in our Fine Wine Room this Spring for a tasting of eight unique rosés specially selected from the world’s premier regions. You’ll be guided through a line up of exquisite blush wines, from light and fruity, crisp and dark, and elegant and textural, paired with a selection of gourmet cheeses. Develop a deeper knowledge and insight of rosé from Australia, Italy, France & more. Discover how it’s made, what to look for and how to judge quality when you’re picking out your next bottle of blush.

With rosé season just around the corner, don’t miss this exciting upcoming wine tasting to get clued up on what’s in everyone’s glasses so you’re drinking the right roses over the Spring & Summer!

Details
Wednesday 16th October | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Fine Wine Room | Bayswater Fine Wines
77 Bayswater Rd, Rushcutters Bay

$49 for Members & Guests | $89 for Non-Members*
Bookings in-store or email chrissy@rickshawenterprises.com.au
Tasting is limited to 14 participants | Bookings confirmed with payment

*Membership with our Fine Wine Group is free! Sign up in store or on our website to enjoy all of our great member benefits 

The Forgotten Grapes Wine & Cheese Tasting

The Forgotten Grapes Wine & Cheese Tasting

Join us in our beautiful Fine Wine Tasting Room on the evening of the 11th of September to learn about & taste varietals that are sometimes overlooked or ‘forgotten’. You’ll be joined by the highly talented & informative Clio for a tasting of eight delicious wines including a Gewurtzraminer, Cab Franc, Gamay, Chenin Blanc and Carmenere to name a few. You’ll also get to enjoy a selection of carefully paired, gourmet cheese from Penny’s Cheese Shop, our lovely neighbour in Potts Point.

This tasting is suited to people of all wine knowledge bases; whether you enjoy a trusty drop of Pinot at the end of the day or have a highly developed palette, the event is the perfect opportunity to build on your existing wine knowledge or simply enjoy an evening of great wine & company.

We hope to see you, your friends or family there!

Details
6:30 – 8:30 PM | Wednesday 11th September

The Tasting Room | Bayswater Fine Wines
$49 for Members & Guests | $89 for Non-Members*
Bookings in-store or email chrissy@rickshawenterprises.com.au
Tasting is limited to 14 participants | Bookings confirmed with payment

*Membership with our Fine Wine Group is free! Sign up in store or on our website to enjoy all of our great member benefits 

JUMP INTO SPRING WINE & CHEESE TASTING

JUMP INTO SPRING WINE & CHEESE TASTING

Although the last few weeks have been nippy, September 1st is almost upon us, signalling the official start of Spring. To celebrate the resurgence of warmer weather, long sunny days drinking wine and eating great food with friends & loved ones, we’ll be opening up some refreshing fizz, light zingy whites, rosé and some light bodied reds in a Spring Wine & Cheese Tasting.

Set yourself up for a successful Spring by stocking up on a selection of thoughtfully chosen wines that you can taste and learn about within the comfort of our beautiful Fine Wine Room. Hosted by our very own Clio, this tasting will lift your spirits and put in a spring in your step with an evening delving into a range of varietals perfectly picked for the season.

Booking is essential so give us a call, drop in to any of our stores or email chrissy@rickshawenterprises.com.au to reserve your seat. Event is limited to 14 seats, with booking confirmed with payment.

Details
6:30 – 8:30 PM | Wednesday 28th August
Fine Wine Room | Bayswater Fine Wines
$49 Members & Guests | $89 Non- Members

Darlinghurst Fine Wines
407 Bourke Street
Darlinghurst 2010
(02) 9331 7700

Bayswater Fine Wines
77 Bayswater Road
Rushcutters Bay 2011
(02) 9361 5063

Paddington Fine Wines
356 Oxford Street
Paddington 2021
(02) 8283 0534

Unusual Red Wine Tasting with Ben Dalton

Unusual Red Wine Tasting with Ben Dalton

Feeling adventurous? Want to expand your palate beyond international varietals like your everyday Pinot or Cab Sav to experience a wider range of red wine? Whether you’re a seasoned wine lover or simply want to learn more about the unique flavours of wine from across the globe, this wine class will explore and educate you on eight unusual red wine varietals. Discover the delicate, light bodied Gamay from France or the unique plummy, earthy flavour of the South African Pinotage. Try a Chilean Carmenere or a Primitivo from the sun-soaked heel of Italy’s boot, Puglia.

Join our guest facilitator Ben Dalton for an evening of tasting and learning in a relaxed yet informative environment within our beautiful Fine Wine Room at Bayswater Fine Wines.

The wine list is as follows:

  1. Domaine de Chatillon Gamay
    Savoie, France
  2. Painted Wolf Pinotage
    South Africa
  3. Terra Noble Carmenere
    Colchagua Valley, Chile
  4. Chalk Hill Barbera
    McLaren Vale, Australia
  5. Cake Sagrantino
    Adelaide Hills, South Australia
  6. Allegro Primitivo
    Puglia, Italy
  7. Chalmers Aglianico
    Heathcote, Victoria
  8. Vinteloper Touriga Nacional
    Langhorne Creek, South Australia

Make sure to come along for an educational, entertaining night of great wine and gourmet cheese!

DETAILS

6:30 pm | Wednesday 14th August
Fine Wine Room | Bayswater Fine Wines

$49 pp for Members | $89 for Non-Members

Bookings confirmed with payment | Book in store or email chrissy@rickshawenterprises.com.au

Connoisseurs Corner

Connoisseurs Corner

The wines of Yarra Yering need no introduction. For decades, wine lovers across the globe have been familiar with the wines of Yarra Valley pioneer Dr Bailey Carrodus. After he died in 2008, Yarra Yering changed hands and in 2014 Sarah Crowe took over the winemaking – her background in the challenging Hunter Valley propelling her onto the ‘most wanted’ list. 

Sarah made some significant winemaking changes shortly after taking the reigns – a new bag press was bought in to lift the quality of the white wines, (“basket press just isn’t as good as bag press to extract the fruit purity I am always looking for”) and has ended up being used a lot with the red wines. There is also much less new oak treatment now (“I want the fruit to take centre stage and with too much new oak, I can’t see the detail there”), yet she has stayed true to the legacy of Yarra Yering wines by crafting the range for cellaring and preservation.

The results of her work were immediately clear. “Sarah Crowe has made red wines of the highest imaginable quality right from her first vintage in 2014.” James Halliday wrote in this year’s Wine Companion, “the 16s are an absolute triumph.”

Awarded Winemaker of the Year in 2017, Sarah was humble in her reaction.

“I simply want to make wines which are true to the integrity of the fruit I have to work with. And the fruit is exceptional. With the advances in the scientific understanding of winemaking we have today, I can only improve on the original vision and legacy created by Dr Carrodus.”
 
Last week our team was extremely fortunate to meet Sarah and taste through five of her wines at our Fine Wine Room at the Bayswater store and today we are thrilled to invite you to come and taste these iconic, limited production wines for yourself.

This Saturday 20th July, we will have Dry Red No 1 ($129.99) 99pts, Dry Red No 2 ($119.99) 97pts, Underhill Shiraz ($115.99) 96pts and Pinot Noir 2016 ($109.99) 97pts all open to taste from 10.30am at Paddington Fine Wines. The Pinot Noir we have is some of the last in NSW so don’t miss your chance to grab one for the cellar.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY

Dry Red No 1 – This is a superlative, tightly furled Bordeaux blend of pedigree, age-worthiness and a sapid quiver of blackcurrant to herbal notes; crushed, dried and strewn about the palate, all tightly guarded by gravelly tannins and juicy natural acidity. A blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 13% Malbec and a mere seasoning of Petit Verdot synergise to make an imperious, beautiful wine with a long, long life ahead. 99 points. James Halliday. 

Dry Red No 2 – The most highly aromatic bouquet with perfumed fruits and spices dancing on forest floor, the palate a liquid expression of the bouquet. Alive with juicy, gently savoury tannins beating a beautiful tattoo, the finish drawn out by the peacock’s tail of the multifaceted aftertaste. 97 points. James Halliday.

Underhill 2016 – Bright, deep colour, right from the outset, very different from the other wines in the release with more spring in its step, more stalky/spice flavours behind black fruits, peppery notes inlaid into the broader mosaic of a constantly changing colour. 96 points. James Halliday. 

Pinot Noir 2016 – A Winston Churchill figure in Yarra Valley’s Pinot Noirs, standing higher than all the others. It has layer upon layer of flavours derived from the fruit, unique fermentation, tannins, oak and X-factor from vines nearing 50 years old. It has no need to advertise its quality or style as it glides through the length of the medium bodied palate. 97 points. James Halliday.