Last night 40 Yelpers walked through the doors and into the warmth of The Wine Store in East Freo for our July Elite Event. The team at The Wine Store is made up of local and international winemakers, sommeliers,
creative chefs and foodies, WSET graduates… and a brewer. They have
travelled the world to expand their knowledge and experience – from
vintages in Burgundy and Bordeaux to joining the new-world Argentinean
revolution, producing wine in Portugal, brewing behind the Iron Curtain
and even winemaking at home in Australia.
For them, it’s all about an
appreciation for really well made wines that are true to their variety
and vineyard; they place taste above all else. The menu
is also inspired by the staff’s travel experiences, with a European and
South American influence and focus on fresh, local produce. The Wine
Store has been a proudly independent bottle shop for many years with the
addition of a wine bar in 2012 and more recently, café/lunch bar. They're passionate about bringing you a diverse choice of wine, beer, cider,
spirits, coffee and food.
On arrival the lovely Kitty & Rob greeted the Elites at the front door with a glass of delicious Jed Blanc de Blancs. Yelpers were quick to seek out their favourite new reviewers they'd been waiting to meet, and of course catch up with more familar faces. Rob served some hot mini ham hock croquettes, which were the perfect winter warmer.
Guests were asked to head down to the cellar, originally dug out in the 1920s. It was unanimous – everyone thought the cellar was an absolutely incredible space. Another highlight of the night was easily the Tahuan Malbec that was served with the beef empanadas. I know some Yelpers grabbed a few bottles on the way out!
It was great to listen to Rob and Kitty on the night and hear about the evolution of this very special spot on George Street. A massive thank you to Rob & Kitty for organising such a lovely event for our very lucky Yelpers. I can't wait to head back to the cellar for table service in the upcoming weeks!
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Till next month!
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