Wednesday the 18th of November at Ruby Red Flamingo 8:00pm - $220 a ticket
A slight change of plans to the original dinner posted last week, we will now host it at the fantastic Ruby Red Flamingo in North Adelaide.
We've now covered pretty much all of Italy this year from North to South with David Ridge in our Italian Wine Masterclasses. Now we want to finish on a high, with a selection of the best wines from all the tastings accompanied by fantastic food from Ruby Red Flamingo.
Bookings are now open and are essential prior to the dinner. You can purchase a ticket online here, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org otherwise you can call the shop on 8232 5300.
When: Wednesday the 18th of November, 8pm start
Where: Ruby Red Flamingo, 142 Tynte St, North Adelaide
Cost: $220 per person BOOK ONLINE HERE
The wines on show during dinner will be...
NV Bellavista ‘Alma’ Cuvee Brut - Lombardy
Bisol Valdobbiadene Proseccco Crede 2013 – Veneto
Lini 910 Lambrusco NV - Emilia-Romagna
Jankara Vermentino di Gallura 2014 – Sardinia
Tavignano Verdicchio Superiore Misco 2013 – Le Marche
Cos Rami Sicilia Bianco IGP 2013 – Sicily
Koferhof Kerner 2013 - Alto Adige
Gravner Ribolla Anfora 2006 – Friuli
Castello Neive Roero Arneis 2011 – Piedmont
Quintarelli Ca' del Merlo Veneto IGT 2006 – Veneto
Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2007 – Abruzzo
Elena Fucci Aglianico del Vulture Titolo 2010 – Campania
Le Ragnaie VV Brunello di Montalcino 2009 – Tuscany
Vietti Barolo Brunate 2008 – Piedmont
Le Vigne di Eli Etna Rosso Moganazzi Volta Sciara – Sicily
Valentina Cubi Meliloto Recioto della Valpolicella 2011 - Veneto
Marsala - Sicily
Australian Chardonnay is on fire at the moment, producing some outstanding wines from across the nation. We've loved watching the growth of Australian Chardonnay, leaving behind the dark days of ABC (anything but Chardonnay) to starring on the world stage. So much so, Aussie Chardonnay has taken wine writer Jancis Robinson's fancy too; "such progress towards finesse has been made by Australia's best Chardonnay practitioners recently that I am now looking for serious alternatives to fine white burgundy in the cooler reaches of Australia..." Like Pinot Noir, everyone will always be drawing comparisons to Burgundy, but we truly believe Aussie Chardonnay is standing out on its own.
Below are just four of our favourites at the moment, including a wine from recent Young Gun Winemaker of the Year, Adrian Rodda.
|A Rodda Beechworth Chardonnay 2014|| ||Vasse Felix 'Filius' Margaret River Chardonnay 2014|
Adrian Rodda makes two brilliant Chardonnays, one from the Yarra and this enthralling wine from Beechworth. We've been huge fans of both for several years now and the 2014s are once again outstanding. This year’s Beechworth is an illustration of great poise; with rich exotic fruits on the nose and the palate working in harmonious fashion creating an elegant yet powerful wine. Adrian is also the recent winner of this years "Young Gun Winemaker of the Year" award.
$43.20 in any six
$48.00 per bottle
Now is the time of Australian Chardonnay, we’ve gone through the over oaked styles, moved on from the overly lean, or overly fruity wines and what we’re now producing is world class. One leading light in this movement has been Vasse Felix with their majestic Margaret River wines. The Filius Chardonnay is a fruit forward style bursting with flavour, toasty notes of biscuit and cashew combine well with fresh mandarin and lemon sorbet.
$23.40 in any six
$26.00 per bottle
|Oakridge 864 Single Block Funder & Diamond Vineyard Chardonnay 2013|| ||Holyman Chardonnay 2014|
Yes. Beautiful. Complex. Struck match, creamy texture, white peach, grapefruit, the skin of pears, the sweetness of wood spice. Immaculate and wild at once. Powerful push through the finish. Quite superb.
Rated : 96 Points
Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front
$72.00 in any six
$80.00 per bottle
Spent fireworks, bran, white peach, preserved lemon, lime, vanilla, grapefruit and ginger. Medium bodied, tight acidity, gentle creamy gloss, distinctly flinty and chalky, all bursting with ripe citrus, green apple tang and spice on a very long finish. Power. Movement. Complexity. Touch and go for 97 points. I’m really excited by this wine!
Rated : 96 Points
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front
$46.80 in any six
$52.00 per bottle
Champagne and Sparkling Masterclass with Kate Laurie from Deviation Road
Tuesday 24th of November at the Tasting Room, 7:30pm start - $125 a ticket
We have the brilliant Kate Laurie from Deviation Road on board to run some Champagne Masterclasses at EEC, Kate’s expertise in all things Sparkling have shone in her wines at Deviation Road. Her training in Champagne along with almost yearly visits since also highlights her skills in producing great quality methode champenoise wines. With Kate’s knowledge, our range of wines and the great cheese selection we have in the Tasting Room, we've put together a fantastic tasting that covers the diversity of Champagne, along with a look at Kate’s work in the Adelaide Hills too.
The Line Up of Wines will be as follows;
Flight 1: Blends
Deviation Road Loftia 2013
Ayala Brut Majeur NV
Didier Ducos Brut l'Ablutien Champagne NV
Gosset Grande Reserve Champagne NV
Flight 2: Blanc de Blancs
Deviation Road Beltana Blanc de Blancs Brut 2009
Jose Dhondt NV
Agrapart 'Terroirs' Blanc de Blancs Brut
Michel Genet Champagne Brut Esprit Blanc de Blancs
Flight 3: Rose
Deviation Road Altair Sparkling Rose NV
Pol Roger 2006
Veuve Clicquot Cave Privee Rose Champagne 1990
Platters provided by the Tasting Room.
When: Tuesday, November 24th, 7:30pm start
Where: The Tasting Room at East End Cellars
Cost: $125 per person. Must be paid beforehand to secure your seat. BOOK ONLINE HERE
There is only a limited amount of seats left so if this is of interest we urge you to book now to avoid disappointment. Tickets are available to purchase from our website or email email@example.com or call us on 8232 5300.