Dinners and Tastings

SOLD OUT - Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses Dinner at The Recreation. Tuesday 14 April 2020, $575.00 Per Person
14/04/2020 7:30 pm

Eight different Les Amoureuses including two Very Rare Castagnier bottlings


Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Amoureuses is one of Burgundy's most desirable wines. Despite being a Premier Cru its magnificent aroma and complex, silky palate make it a wine of reverence.


Les Amoureuses produces magnificent, aromatic, complex and supple wines that outperform many Grand Crus. Accordingly, it is priced like a Grand Cru. The vineyard is 5.4 hectares in size and there are not a lot of producers. Clive Coates states "This is a vineyard which, like Clos St Jacques in Gevrey-Chambertin, is regarded by......

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Produttori del Barbaresco Riserva 2014-1995 Dinner at Scopri. Thursday 23 April 2020. $195.00 per Person
23/04/2020 7:30 pm

Taste the new 2014's and aged wines back to 1995

Before 1894, Nebbiolo grapes where sold to make Barolo wine or simply labeled “Nebbiolo di Barbaresco”. But in 1894, Domizio Cavazza, headmaster of the Royal Enological School of Alba and a Barbaresco resident, created the first cooperative, the “Cantine Sociali”, by gathering together nine Barbaresco vineyard owners to make wine in the local castle that he owned. He understood well the differences between the same grape, the Nebbiolo, grown......

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2016 vs 2017 Burgundy. A Blind Taste-Off Dinner at Chez Olivier. Wednesday 29 April 2020. $195.00 Per Person
29/04/2020 7:30 pm

2016 versus 2017

Can you tell the difference? 


Most of us fell in love with the 2016 Burgundies. They are simply gorgeous wines. 


Then along came 2017. Many of the critics were not quite as impressed. Perhaps the wines were not obvious enough? I have to agree that the wines are less immediately seductive. They are what one might call "classic". They do, however scream of their terroir. Over the last few months I have tasted most of the 2017's that have arrived. I have done that with customers and friends......

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