After leaving everyone to their own drinking devices over the Silly Season, Wine Class is back in full swing this February so that we can all pretend to be sophisticated, refined wine drinkers once again. Kicking us off this Feb, we’re delving into the vast world of French Wine. If you’re more of a hand-gesturing-vespa-riding kinda guy/gal or you prefer your plonk a little bolder, we’re hosting a fantastic Italian Wine & Cheese Tasting later in the month. And if you can’t make our first French Tasting, we’ve got you sorted this March with what promises to be a great night of paired French wine & cheese.
French White Wine Tasting [ SOLD OUT ]
Wednesday February 5th | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
“White Burgundy”, “Sancerre”, “Vouvray”, “Chablis”
These are all terms that wine drinkers recognise… but what do they really mean in terms of what’s in the bottle?
The world of French wine can often seem daunting, especially when you consider there are over 200 native varieties to get your head around with labelling that rarely helps you understand what you’re actually drinking. However, when it comes to white wine, it’s not as difficult as it seems. This is because there are a handful of major regions each with such distinctive styles, and once you understand what is grown where and why, you can make huge progress in understanding French wine in only a matter of hours.
In this tasting we will travel to France, moving from the cooler north to the warmer south and you will gain a clear understanding of the different varietals that make up the picture of French white wine and what the flavours and textures are of each.
Run by Etienne, our French wine expert, this will be a fun and informative evening with 8 premium French white wines paired to a selection of delicious French cheeses.
Italian Wine & Cheese Tasting [ SOLD OUT ]
Wednesday February 26th | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
For this Italian wine & gourmet tasting, you’ll be in good hands. Alessandro from InVinus will be guiding you through 8 carefully selected Italian wines. As an importer of Italian Wines, Ale boasts:
“I handpick my wines with as much attention as they handpick their grapes.”
If you’re a fan of Italian Wine or simply just want to learn more, this Wine Class is perfect for wine & cheese lovers of all and any wine knowledge backgrounds. Hosted in our intimate and beautiful Wine Tasting room, this Wine Class promises to be an informative and entertaining night.
French Wine & Cheese Tasting [ SELLING FAST – FEW SPOTS LEFT ]
Wednesday March 11th | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Missed out on our first French tasting? Well never fear, we’ve got you sorted in the form of gourmet cheeses paired perfectly with a brilliant selection of eight French wines that are sure to amaze and satisfy. And this time, we’ll be welcoming red wines into the mix for a more diverse tasting experience.
Italian Wine Tasting
Wednesday March 25th | 6:30 – 8:30 PM
As our initial Italian tasting sold out so quickly, we’re offering our valued customers a second wine class on the 25th. More details to come!
Western Australian Wines Tasting
Wednesday April 8th | 6:30 – 8:30 PM
We’ll be bringing it home this April with a tasting of the finest wines from our treasured Margaret River region. More information coming soon…
Our Wine Class events are held at Bayswater Fine Wines in the Tasting Room on the mezzanine level around our bespoke tasting table.
$49 pp for Members | $89 for Non-Members | Bookings essential, limited to 14 people | Bookings confirmed with payment in store or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to popular demand, we are putting on another Organic Wine Tasting on the 27th of November in case you missed out the first time!
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.
6:30 – 8:30 PM | Wednesday 13th November [SOLD OUT]
6:30 – 8:30 PM | Wednesday 27th 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 email@example.com
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
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:
- Domaine de Chatillon Gamay
- Painted Wolf Pinotage
- Terra Noble Carmenere
Colchagua Valley, Chile
- Chalk Hill Barbera
McLaren Vale, Australia
- Cake Sagrantino
Adelaide Hills, South Australia
- Allegro Primitivo
- Chalmers Aglianico
- Vinteloper Touriga Nacional
Langhorne Creek, South Australia
Make sure to come along for an educational, entertaining night of great wine and gourmet cheese!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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.
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.
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:
2013 Hurtle Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay
2012 Sparkling Shiraz The Great Eastern
2004 Watervale Riesling
2010 Watervale Riesling
2018 Watervale Riesling
2004 Polish Hill River Riesling
2010 Polish Hill River
2018 Polish Hill River
2006 Clare Valley Shiraz
2016 Clare Valley Shiraz
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
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!
Wednesday July 3rd | 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Members $69 | Non-members $110
Bookings confirmed with payment | In-store or email email@example.com
Tasting Room | Bayswater Fine Wines | 77 Bayswater Rd Rushcutters Bay