Feature Tasting - Sunday 24th June
The GREAT Edinburgh Shiraz Challenge 2018
ITALIAN MONTH AT THE ED
July is solely dedicated to everything that we love about Italy. With 3 feature events and 4 Saturday instore tastings highlighting the diversity and regionality of the country, we are very excited to transport everyone out of the winter doldrums and into the realms of the heritage and lifestyle of Italy!
Thursday July 5th
Negroni Masterclass w Mark Reginato (Hellbound/Connect Vines)
To commence our celebration of everything Italian in the month of July at the Edinburgh Cellars, we are fortunate enough to collaborate with the one and only Mark “Reggie” Reginato (of Connect Vines, Man of Spirit, Hellbound fame), to kick-start this journey in most Italian way possible, Aperitivo!
You will have the opportunity to taste a variety of Negroni’s, with a large emphasis on the way that bitters, amaro and vermouth play a role in shaping the cocktail stylistically and have the chance to taste some of the individual elements to greater understand their complexity and nuanced character.
6:30pm-8pm - Tickets $40 pp - Eventbrite
Saturday July 7th
Piedmont & Northern Italy Instore Tasting
To kick off the first instore we are glad to offer the wines of Piedmont and Northern Italy. Showing a mix of current and back vintages from producers such as Roberto Voerzio, Aldo Conterno, Vietti, Massolino, Allegrini, Bera, Burlotto, Paolo Conterno, Franz Haas, Domenico Clerico, Cantine Pra and many many more.
Free of charge - Evenbrite
Saturday July 14th
The second installment of our month long Instore tastings is Australian Italians. Showing a mix of current vintages from producers such as Ravensworth, Unico Zelo, Luke Lambert, Sam Scott & La Prova, Catlin Wines, Collector, Spider Bill and more!
Free of charge - Eventbrite
Thursday July 19th
Around Italy with Alessandro Vallecchi (Felsina) & Michael Trembath (Trembath & Taylor)
Continuing our journey through Italy in July, we are very proud to have Alessandro Vallecchi from Tuscan powerhouse Felsina, and Michael Trembath of Italian importer Trembath & Taylor for one night only!
Showcasing the power and grace of Felsina's Chianti Classico, Riserva and IGT Fontalloro as well as a raft of wines from Verona, Liguria, Marche, Tuscany, Lazio and Sicily in a relaxed environment in our downstairs cellars.
6-8pm - Tickets $20 pp. - Eventbrite
Saturday July 21st
The Wines of Tuscany and Central Italy
The third instalment of our Instore Italian tastings is the wines of Tuscan and Central Italy. Showing a mix of current and back vintages from producers such as Isole e Olena, Antinori, Tenuta di Tavignano, Poliziano, Argiano, Cignale, Poggerino and many more
Free of charge - Eventbrite
Thursday July 26th
Amaro Masterclass w Applewood Distillery & Del Professore
Whilst we have our Aperitivo tasting with our Negroni Masterclass at the start of the month, it only feels right to finish our Italian inspired July with an event devoted to all that is Digestivo!
To join us on this wonderful ride around the world of Amaro and Digestivo we have bought a few friends along in the form of Adelaide’s own Okar Amaro producing, distilling superstar Brendan Carter (Applewood Distillery) and amaro guru Nick Ridge (La Cantina) showcasing the wares of Distillery Quaglia’s collaboration with Rome based speak-easy Jerry Thomas’, Del Professore.
In this masterclass you will have the opportunity to taste 9 different Amaro’s, ranging in styles and regionality, from Italy to Australia, with in depth commentary from Brendan and Nick to guide you along the way. You’ll see classically styled, fernet styled, liqueur and even Carciofi Amaro – artichoke based!
6:30-8pm - Tickets $20 pp. - Eventbrite
Saturday 28th July
The Wines of Sicily and Southern Italy
Free of charge