This weekend sees the start of East End Cellars‘ ‘Varietal Series’ of tastings. Saturday’s tasting, which runs from 12-4, focuses on varieties of ‘tradition’. This is followed up on 7 November with ‘alternatives’ and wraps up on 21 November with ‘Champagne and friends’.
Tickets for each of the tastings are $25 per person. The ticket price is redeemable against dozen purchases on the day, there will be discounts on the wines on tasting and, any dozen purchased, puts you in the running to win a wine from every supplier present on the day.
Although tickets are available on the door they are limited and you can book in advance either at the shop (just off Rundle Street at the eastern end) or through the website.
If you fancy getting a double dose of bubbles, wine behemoth Dan Murphy’s has a Champagne and Sparkling Wine Expo running at the Glenunga store on Sunday, from 1-4pm. There are to be over 50 wines on tasting although, as the tasting is free, I suspect it’s very much a case of first in, best dressed! The tasting is also being run at stores in other states.
For those who like to eat while drinking, East End Cellars is also hosting a dinner at Rigoni’s (on Leigh Street) on Tuesday 3 November. Nicolas Belfrage MW will be matching Italian wines to four courses of Italian food. Tickets are $120 per person and, as before, can be booked through the website or at the shop.
In the not too distant future, we’ll be adding a calendar to Eating Adelaide so you can keep up with events throughout the state. If you’re running an event you think we should know about – let us know!