As much as men deny it, all women make the world go round...

As much as men deny it, all women make the world go round...

Friday, September 4, 2009

To taste or not to taste

Well after starting two weeks ago at my new job at the Botanical Restaurant, as Assistant Sommelier, I had my first wine tasting with my new bosses - Head Somme & Beverages Manager of the Botanical complex.

It was at the Hilton Hotel (quite an ugly old building) on the Monday passed and was quite an event run by the Fine Wine Partners brand.

There were quite a few wineries present, the most notable of the fourty represented wineries being the By Farr winery, Innocent Bystander, Tappanappa Winery and some suprisingly delicious unkown italians.

My tiple of choice for the event was a Moscato made by a producer called Gavi, which tasted almost like caramelised apples & pears, bringing me back to the days when I actually enjoyed apple pie.

I also met budding new Sommelier Sally Humble of Melbourne's & Andrew O'Connell's famed Cutler & Co (picture below). If your looking for a night to lash out and certainly break the bank, in quite the opposite of areas, then do try it. I will be making my way there soon I can assure you.

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