Tag: wine tasting

Four Somme are reinventing how wine clubs work

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Wine clubs have gotten a stale reputation over the years. The same old bulk delivery from a winery you visited on a romantic weekend away 5 years ago and you can’t quite figure out how to cancel, is long gone thanks to Four Somme. Four Somme are the self professed World’s First Wine Club designed just for Millennials.  According to a study by Wine Intelligence, millennials were the major driver in wine consumption during the pandemic. What differentiates millennials from the older generations is that they are looking more for variety and experiences and less moved by low prices and familiar brands, meaning that they are a bit more adventurous with what wines they want to try. Four Somme’s wine club is of course open to every generation, as they deliver the perfect experimental pack to discover new wines that suit the members’ unique preferences. The concept is super simple: Sign up on foursomme.com and you will receive your Preview Pack with 4 x 187ml red or white wines (your choice) Taste the wines in the Preview Pack with your friends, following along with the online sommelier guide and choose your favourites in the virtual tasting platform. Think cold climate reds from Australia’s best regions, and there’s always a mystery region included to keep even the most avid wine drinkers on their toes. Once you’ve chosen your favourites (could be all of them!), your customised wine selection of 8 x 750ml bottles will be sent to you for $170 (40% cheaper than cellar door pricing…. Read More

A night in with Jacob – Australia’s newest premium sparkling wine

Jacob sparkling wine

South Australian premium wine brand JACOB is offering a bookable sparkling tower experience for the month of November to celebrate the launch of Australia’s newest premium vintage sparkling wine. Using classic champagne varieties of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier and an extensive ageing period of 32 months, this gorgeous sparkling has arrived just in time to be enjoyed over summer and the festive season. Talk about timing!  2020 has certainly made us rethink the way we do things, including get-togethers with our friends. And that’s why this concept is pure genius. There’s no need to worry about crowds at bars because this sparkling wine tower comes to your home! Jacob wine expert, Kristy Farrell will introduce you to the 2017 vintage while you and your friends enjoy a glass of this very enjoyable drop, coupled with a sumptuous antipasto board. The ‘event’ features three tiers of Jacob sparkling wine, a staff member that will assist with setting up the wine tower and antipasto board, your very own JACOB wine expert, and a seriously delicious antipasto board from The Grounds. Even the glassware is provided. All you need to do is call up the friends and stream some good music.  Valued at over $500, the event is priced at $150 and runs from 6 – 8 pm every Friday and Saturday night during November for groups of people between 7-14. Oh, and obviously you’ll need to be over 18 years old to enjoy the sparkling wine.  Here’s what people are saying about Jacob: “It’s a… Read More

Taste Taylor’s Wines on a glass bottomed boat on Sydney Harbour this December

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Taylors Wines is is serving up their finest in all-day tastings on board a world-first floating Cellar Door on Sydney Harbour. For one weekend only, the award-winning Clare Valley winery will host what is set to become one of its most memorable tasting experiences aboard a custom-built glass-lined tasting room set upon a floating barge in the middle of the harbour. Flaunting some of its most recognised wines, Taylors will show people how important temperature is to enjoying a wine at its best. They’ll prove that popping your red wine in the fridge actually isn’t taboo, but necessary to achieving the perfect balance of flavour and aroma in your Shiraz or Pinots all year round. Complete with a custom-fit 40-foot shipping container, where Taylor’s Wines will share iconic views from within the glass-lined walls. Once inside, you’ll enjoy a temperature-themed wine tasting using the newly released Riedel Extreme range of glassware, all guided by British chef-duo and friends to Taylors, Will Stewart and Steve Flood. Taylors Cellar Door at Sea sets sail Friday 7 December to Sunday 9 December with bookings for 60-minute group temperature tastings between 11am and 9pm daily. Check it out here.