Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Gemtree Wine Dinner

I've been a bit slack with wine posts, so here's one to keep all the wine buffs out there happy. Wineaway is holding a Gemtree Wine Dinner on Friday 13 June 2008.

I was lucky enough to do a tasting of Gemtree's wines on a visit to McLaren Vale a couple of years ago. Not only are Gemtree's wines great value, but they have been pursuing new varieties in Australia like tempranillo and albarino.

Mike Brown, the winemaker at Gemtree, will be presenting the wines during the night, which will include the 2007 Citrine Chardonnay, 2008 Moonstone Albarino, 2006 Cadenzia Grenache Tempranillo Shiraz, 2006 Uncut Shiraz and the 2005 Obsidian Shiraz.

The dinner is $90, and tickets include tastings of all the wines, canap├ęs on arrival, a main course and gourmet cheese at the end of the night. As always, tastings at Wineaway are pretty informal affairs, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions of the winemaker during the night.

If you haven't been to Wineaway before, its the leading professional wine storage facility in Brisbane. I've been cellaring my wine there ever since it opened and have been lucky enough to attend some great tastings and dinners over the years. Contact Jody at Wineaway if you're keen to attend the Gemtree dinner.

Wineaway
Unit 3, 276 Abbotsford Road (entry via Taylor Street)
Bowen Hills 4006
P - 07 3852 1891
E - cellar@wineaway.com.au
W - http://www.wineaway.com.au

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