Thursday, August 25, 2011

International Cabernet Day in South Australia

A day dedicated to celebrating all things Cabernet. How perfect for South Australia.

International Cabernet Day will focus on tasting and talking about Cabernet, and using social media as the thread to connect the global conversation together. Most of the action will take place on Twitter using the hashtag #CabernetDay to link the conversation. Tasters get together across the world to taste their favourite Cabernets and take part in the global exchange. It’s called a tweetup and it’s as simple as having a chat over a glass of wine.

WHO: every wine drinker, winery, wine shop, journalist, restaurant, sommelier and chef around the world.
WHAT: Cabernet Day is meant to be a community owned celebration of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Blend and Cabernet Franc.
WHERE: on all social media sites and blogs including Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter, Friendfeed, Gowalla, Wordpress, etc….Just use the #CabernetDay hash tag in your post to make it trackable by everyone else.
WHEN: Thursday September 1, 2011 all day (this is a 24-hour thing to make it possible for people in all time zones to join)
WHY: Short answer: why not? Longer answer: Cabernet is one of the most popular and celebrated grapes in the world. South Australia produces some sensational Cabernets, from across a range of different regions and climates. Get together to discover the diversity of styles with this noble grape variety.
HOW: Add #CabernetDay to any thoughts, videos, tweets, blogs or experiences you have that day. Search the #CabernetDay hash tag by searching google, Twitter search, Facebook search or whatever monitoring software you like.

There are a range of events and tastings around South Australia. Below are a few details; let us know if there are any others or you would like yours listed. Follow @RichLingering for all that’s great about South Australian food and wine, and #CabernetDay.

The Qwoff Boys Headquarters From 6pm
15b Richard Street, Hindmarsh SA 5007
Spots are limited so please email for availability

For Adelaide wine lovers, Zema Estate are holding a dinner at Enoteca in Carrington St Adelaide, Thursday 1st September 7.00 – 11.00pm. Click here for a copy of the menu including matching wines and booking details.

Wolf Blass Visitors Centre 5-7pm
97 Sturt Hwy Nurioopta, SA 5355
Jump straight into some sensational Barossa Cabernet’s matched to Hutton Vale’s spring lamb (also from Barossa). For more details.

Turkey Flat Vineyards cellar door 11am-5pm
Bethany Rd, Tanunda SA 5253
Special tasting featuring their 2000, 2004 & 2009 Cabernet!

dArenberg 1pm - 3pm
Osborn Road, McLaren Vale SA 5171

More details here.

Zema Estate Winery, 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Riddoch Hwy, Coonawarra
At Zema Estate Cellar Door they will be offering tastings of our Cabernets both current release wines as well as some rare aged Cabernets. This will also be the first opportunity for visitors to the Cellar Door to gain a 'sneak peak' tastings of the yet to be released 2006 'Family Selection' Cabernet Sauvignon. If you are calling in, don't forget to ask about their Cabernet Day sales specials. More details here.

Coonawarra twitterers for a Cabernet Day Taste & Tweet Up
Zema Estate Cellar Door 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Sampling cabernets not just from Coonawarra (all samples welcome).

Friday, August 5, 2011

Adelaide Good Food & Wine Show

The Good Food & Wine Show is back in Adelaide again and the tickets have just gone on sale!

Take a journey of flavour as you taste delicious food from some of Adelaide's own including Heavenly Delight, Murray River Salt, Gelista, Matchetts and Riverland Smallgoods to name a few. You will also be able to discover other exhibitors from around the country, including mouth-watering meats, delicious cheeses and amazing baked goods and sweets.

As an exclusive to the Good Food & Wine Show, UK celebrity chef Ainsley Harriott, will be heading to Adelaide solely for the Show, where he will share his diverse, delicious and simple approach to cooking. Other celebrity chefs, who will be there to cook up a storm are Manu Feildel; Matt Moran and Tobie Puttock. So book your tickets now to get the best seats in the house to see them live on stage!

Whether you enjoy savouring fine wine, meeting celebrity chefs or discovering new cuisines to cook at home - you won't want to miss the Adelaide Good Food & Wine Show.

Cheese Discovery Class
Take an exhilarating journey through the world of cheese in this 45 minute class, as you taste your way through a variety of cheese styles. Tickle your tastebuds as each cheese is matched with a selected wine or beer and range of accompaniments.

Riedel Decanter Bar
If you want to learn more about the wine you love to drink, then book into a Riedel Decanter Bar session which is both educational and insightful. Limited to only 20 guests, there are a number of different sessions to do, from Shiraz to Sparkling and Pinot to Greek wine sessions, each led by our celebrated fine wine sommeliers.

The Good Food & Wine Show will be on 7 – 9 October 2011 at the Adelaide Showgrounds. Tickets can be booked via Ticketek