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 firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat. Event is limited to 14 seats, with booking confirmed with payment.
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
(02) 9331 7700
Bayswater Fine Wines
77 Bayswater Road
Rushcutters Bay 2011
(02) 9361 5063
Paddington Fine Wines
356 Oxford Street
(02) 8283 0534
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 are essential | $129 pp | Bookings confirmed with payment email@example.com | 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.
$49 pp for Members | $89 for Non-Members | Bookings confirmed with payment in store or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“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/
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!
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