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Bordeaux DInner in Brisbane

Following on the heels of successful dinners in Adelaide and Melbourne it was a great pleasure to hold a Bordeaux dinner in Brisbane on October 25th. This time we went to local favourite and award winning French restaurant C'est Bon in Wollongabba. Part of the charm of this restaurant, apart from the great food and wine, is the friendly and quintessentially professional front of house staff led by Celine Damour. As usual they made everyone welcome and the evening ran like clockwork. Thanks to Celine, Anthony, Sandrine and the team!

The evening kicked off with an amuse-bouche of salmon and goat cheese "tartare" which was a perfect foil with our favorite  cru classé  dry rosé from Provence- Domaine de la Croix 2010.Following that the dinner followed the theme of New Bordeaux showcasing 2 fabulous whites matched to a classic dish of monk fish in a white wine sauce. The soft acidity of the Chateau Haut-Peyrous Graves 2009 and rich complexity of the Tour des Gendres Moulin des…

Almost a perfect wine- La Rayre Rosé

One of the stars of this summer's Rose Revolution is Chateau La Rayre Bergerc Rose 2010

For the second year running this wine has been selected by French consumers for a guide called "almost a perfect wine" (A vin presque parfait). 
A consumer-led panel (some wine experts are also on the panel) selects about 200 wines from the thousands available to have this title, "almost a perfect wine". Wines are choosen on the basis of taste (funny that!) and price/value for money. Given this wine tastes delicious and sells for under $20, its not a surprise really that it has been chosen 2 years in a row!

To date this has been one of our best selling wines- it seems to appeal to wine lovers who would not normally look at rosé. It is darker in colour and has more body than other styles of rosé (this is acheived by a pressing of the skins with the juice which otherwise would be clear). We poured this wine at The Paris to Provence Festival in Melbourne Nov 23-25 and it had a g…

Bordeaux Wine dinner in Sydney Nov 13

Details have now been finalised for the upcoming wine dinner in Sydney at Fix St James November 13th 2012. Fix St James is one of Sydney's restaurant gems and is run by Sydney Morning Herald Sommelier of the Year 2012, Stuart Knox. It will feature some excellent but good value wines matched to the great food from the kitchen. It promises to be a great night. Be quick for bookings as our recent dinners in Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane sold out very quickly. Call DiscoverVin on 0260 206016 for reservations.