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!

The Bobby Goldsmith Foundation

The Bobby Goldsmith Foundation

“For the first time in 16 long and too-lonely years I have someone to talk to. Now, I have friends. And a reason to keep going.”

Curtis’ battle with HIV isolated him for too many precious years. However, it was through the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation’s health and well-being program that Curtis was able to reach out and become connected, supported and healthy once again, transforming his life.


Australia’s longest running HIV charity has provided support and refuge to thousands of vulnerable people living with HIV over the last 34 years. It has become their mission to limit the challenging circumstances of such an unrelenting disease. Through providing direct financial and practical assistance, emotional support, financial counselling, housing, and study and employment support, the BGF helps people to find a new sense of hope and assistance to get back on their feet. This not-for-profit organisation ensures people from all walks of life living with HIV are welcomed into an open, safe and inclusive environment, regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, religion or sexual orientation. Through responding to the diverging needs of their clientele, the BGF is constantly adapting to the changing face of HIV.

The foundation originated after the death of Bobby Goldsmith, one of the first AIDS related deaths in Australia. Bobby was an active member of the gay community as well as a respected Australian athlete and dearly loved son, brother, partner, friend and uncle. Although it has been 34 years since his death, HIV and the social stigmas attached are still present, despite being a virus that anyone can contract. The BGF are constantly working to reverse the physical and emotional damage inflicted by the unforgiving virus by addressing social isolation and economic poverty to allow for healthy living.

No one should have to face HIV alone. For the month of February during Mardi Gras Festival, we will have a donation tin at the counter to collect donations to this incredible organisation. Want to do more? You can also donate at: http://www.bgf.org.au/donate/give-now/

BESTOW & CO POP-UP BOUTIQUE COMING SOON…

For those of you who don’t already know, Bestow & Co was founded by Lara Esden & Kylie Dunn, and borne out of a strong desire to support grassroots women’s organisations and take their combined knowledge and experience in fashion, styling and working at the cold-face of community services to creating their own social enterprise. We featured them in a past newsletter, and you can read more about them here.

We are very excited to be hosting a pop-up boutique in our Fine Wine Room soon. Please stay posted via our FB & Insta feeds for exact date & time. This will be an opportunity where the girls from Bestow will bring their boutique offline where buyers can come and peruse amongst the racks, try things on, and engage face to face with Lara & Kylie. We will be holding a special wine tasting during the pop-up. Not to be missed!

Cheers to 2019!

Cheers to 2019!

Happy New Year to all our Fine Wine Group customers and members! 2019 is finally upon us and is set to be one of our biggest years yet, with plenty of exciting wine class events, seasonal wine dinners, masterclasses, and much more to look forward to.

Looking back on 2018, it was a big year of growth and prosperity with the opening of our third store on Bayswater Rd. We’re very fortunate to have been so well received by the community, with close to 1000 customers from the area joining us as valued members. Our team has also grown significantly, with the addition of incredible new staff members such as Samantha from the USA and Simon joining us at our Bayswater store, and Salvatore from Sicily joining our Paddo team.

2019 is shaping up to be a great year, and we are so happy to be part of your local community. If you’re not currently a member, make sure you join at one of our stores in order to stay in the loop of any upcoming events and current specials, while also receiving our newsletter which returns in February. Membership is free with many benefits.

xx Your Fine Wine Team

December Wine Dinner | Dominique Portet Winery | Lox Stock & Barrel

We are pleased to send you advanced notice of our final wine dinner for 2018 with Dominique Portet wines from the Yarra Valley on Tuesday December 11th from 7pm.

Ninth-generation winemaker Dominique Portet chose the cool climate of aptly named Coldstream in the Yarra Valley as home to the eponymous winery he founded in 2000.

It was the culmination of a tenacious search for grapegrowing terroir to rival that of his native Bordeaux – but also the start of a new chapter in a winemaking story that has its roots in France in the early 1700s.
Now son Ben – generation 10 – heads the winemaking team, firmly observing the central tenets of this young yet historic estate: respect for tradition, understanding of site and an open mind towards contemporary practices that shape wines that are ever more refined and delicious. Ben will be joining us on the 11th December at our Wine Dinner to co-host with our Fine Wine Team.

Lox Stock & Barrel is a cozy, forty seat Deli Diner located in one of the last remaining old pockets of Sydney’s, Bondi Beach. Their approach to food is that it should be healthy, delicious and something that you feel like eating. This is where our interpretation of the modern deli idea has come from. A delicatessen means “something delicious to eat”, i.e food without pretension, food that is simple to prepare, cooked from the heart, using what’s good, abundant and in season.

Influenced by the best loved dishes of our ancestors from pre-war Europe, but the inspiration is definitely the best of local, seasonal produce and satisfying, balanced eating. They run the kitchen as close to ‘farm to plate’ as possible. Our customers and friends share our food values – we all want to be connected to our food.
Chef Neil has prepared a delicious 3-course dinner for us that will be paired with wines from the Dominique Portet range. We hope you can join us. Seating is strictly limited to 40 people (with further seats being released pending weather closer to the date).

MENU

Canapés on arrival

Sparkling Brut Rose LD NV; Fontaine Rose 2018

Kombued cured hiramasa Kingfish, chives, creme fraiche
Veal oyster bade, crushed peas, tonnato sauce
Sprouted mixed grain falafel, red lentil dahl, coconut sambal

Share style Menu

Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2018; Fontaine Chardonnay 2018; Fontaine Cabernet Sauvignon 2017; Heathcote Shiraz 2015

Homemade rye, EVO vincotto
Charcoal asparagus, almonds, bottarga
Spiced tomato salad, yellow squash, chickpeas, herb yoghurt
Moroccan lamb pie, peri peri, yoghurt, coriander salad

Individual Dessert

Sauvignon Blanc Vandanges Tardives

Butterscotch Pot-de-Crème, miso caramel, persimmon, blueberries

$98 per head inclusive of all wine & food
Bookings essential by Friday December 7th
chrissy@rickshawenterprises.com.au | 0419633321 | or in-store at
Bayswater Fine Wines, Darlinghurst Fine Wines, Paddington Fine Wines or Ben Buckler Cellars | Bookings confirmed with payment

Special Christmas Wine Dinner with Stefano Lubiana WInes & Cipri Italian in Paddington

In partnership with Stefano Lubiana Wines and Cipri Italian

Christmas Wine & Dinner
with Stefano Lubiana Wines & Cipri Italian
Tuesday December 19th from 7pm  |  Bookings essential  |  $125 per head
Sparkling wine & nibbles on arrival
3-course meal specially designed by Carmelo Cipri to pair with carefully selected wines from Stefano Lubiana

Held at family owned and run Cipri Italian in Paddington who have earned their place at the forefront of Italian dining in Sydney’s east, chef Carmelo will design a special  3-course menu for the evening.  A wonderful opportunity to dine at this fine establishment whilst enjoying and learning more about the impeccable wines from Stefano Lubiano.  Not to be missed, this event is a great way to have your annual Xmas dinner, to share a meal with friends & loved ones.
Special guest winemakers, Steve and Monique Lubiana will speak to guests about each wine throughout the evening.

Bookings:  info@rickshawenterprises.com.au | 1300 202 262   | or in-store at
Ben Buckler Cellars, Paddington Fine Wines or Darlinghurst Fine Wines