13 March 2015

North East Food and Wine Festival March 14th 2015

north east victoria food and wine festival



DiscoverVin has been invited to participate in the Market Day of the North East Food and Wine Festival.
Saturday, March 14th 10am - 4pm 
Junction Place, corner of Church Street and Elgin Boulevard, Wodonga
Come along and enjoy a relaxing atmosphere and indulge in the region’s fantastic food, wines, ciders and brews plus some international wines from independant producers.
Expect an array of differing cuisines – from Thai and Middle-Eastern to Italian, Spanish and more...Browse the stalls and meet some of the region’s top producers. Enjoy a glass of wine or Champagne. We have the perfect rosé to match a plate of paella and a glass of perfectly balanced french sticky to go with some cheese or patisserie.
With free live entertainment all day, this promises to be great day out for the whole family...
See what the best of the region has to offer you.

2 March 2015

Discover New Grape Varieties Stokehouse City March 10 2015




Stokehouse City and Discovervin are partnering to host a special wine dinner on Tuesday, 10 March. 

Part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival which has the theme this year of, "try something new", at this dinner guests will discover new grape varieties from France.
Tannat, petit manseng, braucol, malbec and cot are all grape varieties indigenous to South-West France where dynamic producers are using organic and biodynamic methods to make exciting wines from ancient grapes and terroir.
Come and try some of these wines imported by DiscoverVin which will be accompanied by a four course menu prepared by Stokehouse City’s Head Chef, Ollie Gould. The menu (below) looks superb. We can't wait to see some of our Melbourne friends there.



DISCOVER NEW GRAPE VARIETIES DINNER

TUESDAY 10TH MARCH 2015


1st Course
Hervey Bay Scallops Crudo, Rockmelon, Shaved Prosciutto, fried quinoa, crème fraiche
Chateau Jolys Jurançon Sec 2011 ’Petit/Gros Menseng’

2nd Course
Marget duck leg, caramelised black figs, lardo, black pepper crumble, cauliflower puree
Chateau Bouissel, Le Bouissel 2010  ‘Negrette’
Chateau de Saurs, La Constance, Gaillac Rouge 2010 ‘Braucol Blend’

3rd Course
Braised Lamb Shoulder, eggplant Puree, blueberries, pickled onions, cracked wheat
Château Haut Monplaisir, Prestige 2006 ‘Cot’
Domaine du Crampilh Cuvée Vignes Vieilles 2009 ‘Tannat’

4th Course
Cheese Served with quince paste, seasonal fruit, lavosh, walnut and raisin bread
Domaine Bellegarde Cuvee Tradition 2012 ‘Petit/Gros Manseng’









Asparagus and Loire Sauvignon Blanc

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