Tastings & Events

Vietti Barbera from Cru Barolo sites vs Vietti Barolo 3rd October @ Rokkbank & Co.

Rokkbank & Co 334 Clarendon St, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

When speaking with Luca Currado from Vietti I learnt a valuable lesson on how to be a traveller not a tourist in Piedmont. He said “you can always spot the tourists because they are the ones drinking Barolo.” To the Piedmontese, Nebbiolo is the wine to store and bring out as a treat. The locals ... Read more


Wine Dinner – Wild Fire Wines at Araliya 14th November 2019

Araliya 157 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

Wild Fire Wines is the new venture of Peter Newman and his business partners. I run the panel for Pete when he hosts The Wine Show on 96.5 Inner FM. Wild Fire Wines has a beautiful vineyard in Warburton and supplements that with fruit bought from fantastic growers across Victoria. I tasted through a range ... Read more


Mystery Sips @ Spencer & Co 7th December 3-5pm $20.00

Spencer and Co 639 Rathdowne St, North Carlton, Victoria, Australia

Mystery Sips is an event that lets you taste some new and exciting drinks. Sit down, have some food and a chat while you discover 3 of the best drinks you've probably never had. Drinks There won't be a theme necessarily, except for the fact Carmel and I guarantee that they will be lovely. You ... Read more


Sparkling Wine, Champagne, and Seafood Dinner at Dakota 25th March 2021

Dakota 67 Beach St, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

It has been a long time between shared drinks for a lot of us. I have not hosted a dinner since October 2019. I am keen to get out and share great food and great company. How about you? Let's not muck around either! Straight to the top shelf. Champagne, Sparkling wine, and three courses ... Read more


First Drop Wine Dinner @ Kent Hotel 12th May 2022

Kent Hotel 370 Rathdowne St, Carlton North, Victoria, Australia

The range of wines by First Drop is extensive and yet all the wines I have tasted are pleasing. My rep, Toby, keeps pouring me new First Drop wines, and I keep enjoying what is in the glass. I'm hosting this First Drop Wine Dinner because I want you to see the quality of this ... Read more

$100 – $350