Posts tagged ‘Hunter Valley Wine’
The New Generation Hunter Valley ‘Caravan Of Courage’ pop up bar in Sydney last night was everything that it promised to be: an curious mix of culture, people, art and music… and of course the star attraction – and seemingly endless flow of some amazing Hunter Valley wines.
Set against a very funky backdrop (Ambush Art Gallery in Waterloo), a $30 ticket had each guest sampling as many wines as they could fit in a 3 hour period. **Note from tastebuds/stomach – start on white & finish with red!
With graffiti on the walls, the Big Green Caravan parked outside, a band playing in the corner & some fairly tipsy winemakers floating around filling up glasses, you couldn’t help but feel right at home.
Cheers to these 6 Winemakers & all the other brains invloved in this operation – it’s so fabulous to see an initiative that aims to make wine culture to accessible to young people.
We need more events like these! Down-to-earth wine tasting, without the stumbling block of ‘wine wank’ that’s so off-putting to someone just seeking a good bottle to enjoy with their food.
Good luck with the rest of the journey & please come again soon!
Twiddling my thumbs…
The more and more I explore the wonders of wine drinking, the more I realise that I’ve barely begun to scratch the the surface of wine-related wisdom and experiences. Try as I might, this little barfly is still having trouble getting through the impenetrable grapeskin that separates me, as a young person, from wine-making culture.
This seems to be the case with a lot of people my age – unless you’re in the industry, there’s a definitive gap in both knowledge & excitement when it comes to wine culture. I am lucky enough to have a father who takes a keen interest in wine. My enthusiasm for wine; varietal flavours, different labels, and the science that goes into wine making, undoubtably sprang from very early childhood experiences where I was allowed a sip of ‘Dadda’s whyne’ under the condition that ’you don’t tell Mama!’
And so, I’m now going to make it my mission to bridge the infinite gap between wine connoisseur and goon-sack drinker. Between artist of flavour and ‘that girl’ who opts for a $5 bottle of Pink bubbles as a pre-drinking option on a Saturday night.
Let’s start here: my new friends, the New Generation Hunter Valley winemakers are making a little journey from Melbourne to Noosa in their ’Caravan of Courage’, which is stocked with what promises to be liquid gold.
They’re stopping in various places on the East Coast, delighting the people of Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney, Port Macquarie, Brisbane and Noosa with Pop-Up wine events in secret locations.
This idea excited and inspired me so much I took the liberty of creating a special wine bottle invitation for my friends in Sydney, and anyone who reads this blog post:
For your diary…
Though the location will remain secret until 1 week prior to the event, we know that it’s in the inner city area. Fingers crossed for some delightful art space!
Tickets are very reasonably priced – only $30 for the opportunity to meet not 1, but 6 amazing winemakers, taste some fabulous wines & get a little tipsy!
So …. if I’ve succeeded in piquing your interest, you can read more info & purchase tickets through the New Generation Hunter Valley website.
If you’ve got any queries they’re more than happy to have a chat – I’d suggest tweeting them for a quick response, or using Facebook if you’re feeling social :)
Mull it over…
That’s the end of my little spiel. I hope you decide to join me on my mission to make Generation Y a much more wine-savvy group of people. As the Spanish saying goes: