Saturday, February 25, 2006

Federation Square: Victorian Wine Regions Showcase Series

On the first Wednesday and Thursday of each month Federation Square in Melbourne is the Venue for the Victorian Wine Regions Showcase. Tastings from regional wineries are featured, often with the winemakers in attendence. It's like having a couple of dozen cellar doors all under the one roof. (It's in the Atrium) The Showcase runs form 4.30 - 8.30 on each night so you can drop in on the way home from work, or on your way to a City restaurant or cinema.

1 and 2 March will feature wineries from Western Victoria including the Ballarat, Grampians, Pyrenees, and Henty (Portland) wine regions. In April, it will be North West Victoria's turn, May will be Sunbury/Macedon and so on.

Check out the website here for the 2006 schedule

Note that you can download a discount voucher from the page above so your tasting fee will be reduced from $12.00 to $9.00

Look out for the Vinodiversity stand where you can enter a special prize draw!

Friday, February 24, 2006

Aldinga Bay Wine Offer from Vinodiversity Wine Club

This special offer is still available to Vinodiversity readers. Just $140 for a superb mixed dozen of varietal wines. Get yours while they last!

Make sure you are on the mailing list to get prompt notification of these offers!

Aldinga Bay Wine Offer from Vinodiversity Wine Club

This wine is not meant to taste like Shiraz

Over the past couple of years I have been trying to share my enthusiasm for wines made from non-mainstream grape varieties. If I manage to actually get someone to try a nice sangiovese, they say

But it doesn't taste like shiraz!

Read the article!

Monday, February 13, 2006

Vinodiversity Australian Wine Club

The Vinodiversity Wine Club has been launched with a superb offer of a mixed dozen from Aldinga Bay. This McLaren Vale winery is offering two bottles each of Barbera, Petit verdot, Sangiovese, Vermentino, Verdelho and Viognier. All this for just $140 including delivery in Australia. Only available for Vinodiversity readers!

Another reason for you to sign up to the Vinodiversity Newsletter
Join the Vinodiversity Australian Wine Club!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Books for Cooks

Books for Cooks is a wonderful special bookshop in Gertrude St Fitzroy in Melbourne. They have a huge range of books relating to the culinary arts and wine, new and secondhand. They even have "Emerging Varietal Wines of Australia in stock. If they haven't got it they will find it! Books for Cooks

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

It doesn't get much better than this!

At the one time you can see all of these Victorian wineries at Waterfront City in Melbourne's Docklands Sat-Sun 11-12 Feb... see you there!!

Amherst Winery, Blue Pyrenees Estate, Boggy Creek Vineyard, Bogie Man Wines, Broken River Vineyards, Brown Brothers, Campbell Wines, Ciccone Wines, Coldstream Hills, Dalwhinnie Wines, D'Angelo Estate Winery, Darling Park Winery, Delatite Winery, Dominique Portet, Downing Estate, Elgo Estate Wines, Eurabbie Estate, Gapsted Wines, Goulburn Terrace, Grampians Winemakers, Hanging Rock, Hickinbotham of Dromana, Hirsch Hill Estate, Jardine Wines, Jindalee Estate, Medhurst Wines, Milvine Estate Wines, Mitchelton Wines, Morris Wines, Mount Avoca, Outlook Hill, Peerick Winery, Pfeiffer Wines, Pizzini Wines, Punt Road Wines, Pyrenees Ridge, Redbank Winery, Sanguine Estate, Scotchmans Hill, Seville Hill, Shelmerdine Vineyards, Sticks Yarra Valley, Tahbilk, Tallis Wine, Taltarni, Tarra Warra, T'Gallant Winemakers, Warramate Wines, Yarra Burn and Yering Station.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Winetastic: an up-front Aussie wine blog

Some times you come across something worth linking to on the web and I've just noticed how Winetastic has come on in a short time to being a great blog in just a few months. No rubbish, lots of comments about what is happening, QUALITY information and some refreshing honesty.

Not only that they say some complimentary things about Vinodiversity

Winetastic: have a look and see what you think