A fun, relaxed evening will get down to the basics of tasting wine.
Even if you're a seasoned pro and know your way around a bottle of wine, this is a perfect opportunity to come along and get answers to all those burning questions you've never asked.
You asked, we delivered.
Join us for a delicious afternoon of wine and chocolate matching. We'll be pairing some of our favourite bean-to-bar chocolates with delicious wines, plus Luke from the Chocolate Bar will chat to us about the bean-to-bar chocolate industry.
What's not to love?
$45 per person. 26 seats.
Booking can be done at the Chocolate Bar website now!
A great tasting for the red wine lover. Hawkes Bay Syrah, Barossa Shiraz and the reds of both the Northern and Southern Rhone, like Hermitage and Cotes du Rhone. All of these are made from the same grape but have surprisingly different profiles.
A BYO event with a difference. Every May, the food rescue charity, Kaibosh, here in Wellington runs a fundraiser asking people to share a homemade meal and donate what would have been spent on a meal out to them. What a lovely idea. I've got some wines donated already, so the BYO is to bring along a dish to help make a meal and send through your donation.
The food at Hillside is focused on local and seasonal - an expression of modern New Zealand cuisine. Where possible ingredients are sourced from local suppliers or producers. I've partnered with the Hillside team to offer up an evening of wine and small bites. The wines will be matched to dishes all sharing the same philosophy of expressing a time and a place. You'll taste through a half dozen incredible wines matched to delicious morsels.
A regular to the Winey Little Tasting Group - Rachel has offered up her charming Ngaio home for a tasting party of summertime wines.
Rather than me picking all the wines, this time it's over to you to bring your own bottle to share. Everyone will look to spend about $30-35 on their wine and as this is a complete free event we'll ask that you bring a small something for the group to nibble on because tasting a heap of wines on an empty stomach is not a responsible thing to do.
To help you with your summertime wine selection think crisp New Zealand whites, dry roses from Languedoc-Roussillon, Spanish Cava, Italian Prosecco or the light-bodied reds of Beaujoulais - get creative in your style and region selection. (Wineseeker and/or Regional Wine & Spirits are both staffed by friendly people who can help.)