Spice Up Your July… with our Fine Wine Member Events

Spice Up Your July… with our Fine Wine Member Events

This month we have two exciting events – we will be going on a wine journey to South America and the Barossa with delicious Italian food at a wine dinner in the heart of Paddington! Treat yourself this winter to something special.

Elderton Winter Wine Dinner at Cipri
Wednesday July 31st | 6:30 pm

We are very pleased to announce our next Wine Dinner for our members, customers and their guests. This July we’re partnering with Cipri Italian Restaurant in Paddington and Elderton Wines from the Barossa Valley to present an evening of impeccable Italian food carefully paired with seven delicious wines.

Elderton Wines runs three vineyards across the Barossa Valley that highlight the individual terriors of the region. With vines dating back to 1915, the winemakers maintain the philosophy that great wine begins with the vineyard and aim to make balanced, excellent wines that will withstand time.  Winemaker, Cam Ashmead will be traveling to Sydney to take us through all of the wines we will be enjoying at the dinner.

Cipri Restaurant, run by the Cipri brothers, takes on a contemporary approach to the finest Italian traditions of hospitality and quality food that dates back generations through the Cipri family. They celebrate the old and new flavours of Italy through seasonal approaches to style and flavour.

Full menu here

Bookings

Bookings are essential | $129 pp | Bookings confirmed with payment chrissy@rickshawenterprises.com.au | or book in store at Paddington, Darlinghurst or Bayswater Fine Wines

South American Wine Tasting
Wednesday July 24th | 6:30 pm | Fine Wine Room | Bayswater Fine Wines

If you’re a lover of South American Wines this tasting is the perfect fit for you! Join Australian winemaker and educator Tom Egan from Jed wines as he guides you through eight remarkable South American wines from Argentina to Chile and beyond. Tom is an engaging facilitator with many years of experience and a passion for wine, and we are very fortunate to have him lead this special event for you.

Some of the wines we will be featuring include:

Bodega Cruzat “Premier” Nature NV
Region: Mendoza | Country: Argentina

Colome Amalaya Torrontes Riesling
Region: Cafayate Valley, Salta | Country: Argentina

A Los Vinateros Bravos Pais
Region: Itata | Country: Chile

Jed “La Criatura” Malbec/Syrah
Region: Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza| Country: Argentina

Bodega Colome “Estate” Malbec
Region: Salta | Country: Argentina

We only have a few spots left for this event, so make sure to book now to ensure you nab one of the remaining spots at the table for an exciting night of beautiful wines and exquisitely paired gourmet cheeses within a relaxed, educational and enjoyable environment.

Bookings
$49 pp for Members | $89 for Non-Members | Bookings confirmed with payment in store or email chrissy@rickshawenterprises.com.au

O’LEARY WALKER WINES EXCLUSIVE MEMBERS WINE TASTING EVENT

O’LEARY WALKER WINES EXCLUSIVE MEMBERS WINE TASTING EVENT

Your Fine Wine Team are proud to offer Members this exclusive wine tasting event at our Tasting Table in the Bayswater store on Wednesday July 3rd. Winemaker, David O’Leary will be hosting this special event with only 14 places at the table, so book early to avoid disappointment.

The Winery
O’Leary Walker Wines was established in 2000 by long term friends and winemakers David O’Leary & Nick Walker. Their respected reputations and over twenty-five years’ experience making premium wines has gone into creating small batches of wine from some of the best vineyard sites in South Australia. With fruit sourced from premium grape growing districts ranging from Adelaide Hills, the Barossa Valley, Coonawarra & McLaren Vale, as well as their own vineyards in Leasingham in the Clare Valley, these wines have built an established reputation for producing award winning regional wines at affordable prices.

Your Host
David O’Leary has a distinguished background with over twenty years of experience winemaking across Australia, France and California. Over the years he has achieved considerable milestones such as a Jimmy Watson Trophy (1988) and International Winemaker of the Year in 1992 & 1994 among other trophies and gold medals, however his goal has remains unchanged; he simply wants to make great wine.

The Tasting
David has put together a truly special tasting consisting of 6 Brackets of 14 different wines to be tasted & explored across the evening.

The wines are as follows:

Bracket 1
2013 Hurtle Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay
2012 Sparkling Shiraz The Great Eastern

Bracket 2
2004 Watervale Riesling
2010 Watervale Riesling
2018 Watervale Riesling

Bracket 3
2004 Polish Hill River Riesling
2010 Polish Hill River
2018 Polish Hill River

Bracket 4
2006 Clare Valley Shiraz
2016 Clare Valley Shiraz

Bracket 5
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

Bracket 6
2015 Vintage Fortified Shiraz
2014 Cordon Cut Riesling

A selection of gourmet cheeses will also be provided as you are taken on a journey of vintages dating back to 2004. Event participants will be given first choice and priority before the limited stock of wines are released for general sale throughout our stores.

This is an event not to be missed!

Details
Wednesday July 3rd | 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Members $69 | Non-members $110
Bookings confirmed with payment | In-store or email chrissy@rickshawenterprises.com.au
Tasting Room | Bayswater Fine Wines | 77 Bayswater Rd Rushcutters Bay

 

Big Bold Reds Wine Tasting

Big Bold Reds Wine Tasting

You’ve felt that shift in the weather, right?

What that unarguably says to us is that its time to get the winter reds out!

Tomorrow night from 6:30-8:30pm, industry expert Ben Hughes will be running a wine tasting on 100% big, bold, warming winter reds in our beautiful Fine Wine Room at Bayswater Fine Wines. With a dreamy line up of gorgeous wines and a selection of stunning gourmet cheeses from Penny’s Cheese Shop, you’ll want to snag a seat at the table.

The Line Up for tomorrow evening includes: 

  1. Chalk Hill Barbera 2018
    McLaren Vale | South Australia | Winemaker: Renee Hirsch
  2. Capolino Perlingieri 2017 ‘Brizio’ Aglianico
    Campagnia | Italy | Winemaker: Capolino Perlingieri
  3. No Bull Cabernet Sauvignon
    California | USA | Winemaker: Mare Magnum team winemakers
  4. Kaesler Uvaggio 2016 Grenache/Shiraz/Sangiovese
    Barossa Valley | South Australia | Winemaker: Reid Bosward
  5. Corbera Nero D’avola
    Sicily | Italy | Winemaker: various (pic on website)
  6. Colome Malbec 2016
    Salta | Argentina | Winemaker: Thibaut Delmotte
  7. Conde Mar – Reserve Rioja 2011 Tempranillo
    Rioja | Spain | Winemaker: Jesus Bujanda
  8. Ricasoli Chianti Classico 2015 Sangiovese
    Tuscany | Italy | Winemaker: Carlo Ferrini

    Sangiovese 90%, 5% Merlot, 5% Canaiolo

There’s only a couple of tickets left, so email Chrissy: chrissy@rickshawenterprises.com.au or call or drop into any of our stores to book a place! Our special members price is $49, while non-members pay $89.

Bayswater Fine Wines
77 Bayswater Rd, Rushcutters Bay
(02) 9361 5063

Paddington Fine Wines
365 Oxford St, Paddington

(02) 8283 0534

Darlinghurst Fine Wines
407 Bourke St, Darlinghurst
(02) 9331 7700

BESTOW & CO POP-UP BOUTIQUE & WINE TASTING EVENT | SATURDAY MAY 11TH 1PM – 3PM

BESTOW & CO POP-UP BOUTIQUE & WINE TASTING EVENT | SATURDAY MAY 11TH 1PM – 3PM

Beautiful designer and vintage clothing. Wine & gourmet cheese. One afternoon. All for a good cause.

The Fine Wine Group are delighted to be partnering with the amazing women from Bestow & Co and Kerry one of our fab wine suppliers to bring you a special pop-up boutique & wine tasting event that will assist in raising funds for Lou’s Place, an organisation supporting women & their children.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the inspiring women behind Bestow & Co, Kylie & Lara, at a pop-up boutique where you will be able to buy direct off the rack the designer & vintage clothing & accessories the pair have lovingly curated. As you peruse the racks, enjoy a wine tasting run by Kerry and delicious gourmet cheese selected from Penny’s Cheese Shop.

What makes this event so special is that all profits will be going to a grassroots organisation supporting disadvantaged women & their children. We’re also encouraging all members and their guests to make donations of their own preloved designer & vintage clothing, shoes and accessories to Bestow & Co.  Simply drop off your donations during our event, or if you’re unable to make it, drop them off to any of our three Fine Wine stores any day of the week.  Our team will ensure your goodies get to Kylie & Lara so they can be repurposed in support of a very important cause.

We hope you can join us for this incredible afternoon run by women in support of women; an afternoon of shopping, wine & cheese and helping those less fortunate than us in our Tasting Room at Bayswater Fine Wines located at 77 Bayswater Road Rushcutters Bay.

If you have any queries, please direct them to chrissy@rickshawenterprises.com.au

Natural Wine | What is it?  Why is it such a fast growing movement in the wine world?

Natural Wine | What is it? Why is it such a fast growing movement in the wine world?

Natural Wine is fast growing in popularity within the global wine community and we want to demystify all things natural wine and answer your questions about this alternative to traditional wine. Love it or hate it, it’s on the rise and worth knowing about so you can increase your wine knowledge and understand what it’s all about the next time you spot one on the wine list.
This April, the Fine Wine Group have a Members Special Wine Class event offering you the opportunity to explore, taste and delve into the world of natural wine during a relaxed night with paired cheese at our tasting table with fellow wine lovers.
Natural wine is typically made from handpicked grapes grown by smaller, independent producers using organic or biodynamic techniques to grow the fruit to allow for the purest fruitful flavour possible. The wine is fermented with no added yeast, and there are no additives or sulphites added, so the wine is made with little to no chemical and technological intervention. These natural processes are done to respect the environment and vine by avoiding harmful chemicals and practices, resulting in a unique fresh flavour.
On Wednesday April 10th join Australian winemaker and educator Tom Egan from Jed Wines as he guides you through 8 natural wines. Tom is an engaging facilitator with many years of experience and passion for wine, and we are very fortunate to have him lead this special event for you.

Wine Club members tickets $49/Non-Members $89*
includes a selection of delicious cheeses from Penny’s Cheese Shop in Potts Point
Book your place today in store or email chrissy@rickshawenterprises.com.au
14 places maximum
*not a member? Sign up…it’s free & gives you a whole bundle of specials & member benefits!
Fine Wine Room at Bayswater Fine Wines
77 Bayswater Road Rushcutters Bay
Wednesday 10th April
6.30 – 8.30pm
See you there!

International Women’s Day Wine Tasting

International Women’s Day Wine Tasting

In the largely ‘man’s world’ of winemaking, it’s not always easy for women to make their mark…

On Wednesday March 6th as part of the International Women’s Day events happening worldwide, join us as we celebrate by showcasing the remarkable wines of some of the world’s best female winemakers. Our Darlinghurst Fine Wines manager, Clio, will be leading this tasting, guiding you through 8 exquisite wines made from different grape varieties, in different regions by a host of extremely talented women.

Wine Club members tickets are $49 and Non-members tickets are $69*. Included in the price will be a selection of delicious gourmet cheeses (made by female fromagères of course!). Book your place today in store or email chrissy@rickshawenterprises.com.au . Make sure you book soon as only 14 places are available!
*Not a member?  Sign up…it’s free & gives you a whole bundle of specials & member benefits!

Details: 

Fine Wine Room at Bayswater Fine Wines
77 Bayswater Road, Rushcutters Bay
Wednesday 6th March
6.30 – 8.30pm

See you there…and yes, fellas, you are welcome too!