Last night opulent One Moncur Wine Bar hosted 120 Yelpers at a celebration of Australian wine and spirits that kicked on long into the evening. Dressed to the nines, guests arrived at leafy Woollahra in style thanks to Uber’s fleet of schmick black cars.
Proceedings kicked off with cocktails courtesy of two sensational Australian spirit brands: The West Winds “The Cutlass” Gin out of Gidgegannup in WA, and 666 Pure Tasmanian Vodka. G&T’s were poured long and strong – “because it’s called a gin & tonic, not a tonic & gin” – and were complemented by Kate Moss’ favourite tipple, the espresso martini.
Led by head sommelier Gustavo Kroneis, One Moncur’s crack team took the floor and charmed the pants off the crowd with their service and panache, bringing out three cracking local wines paired with matching canapés.
First off was the white: the Tellurian Marsanne 2012 matched with spanakopita fried tortilla, followed by a delightful Krinklewood Francesca Rosé 2013 with olive oil poached tuna and truffle cream on croute.
The coupe de grace was a sumptuous Barossa red, the Tscharke “Matching Socks” Touriga 2012 paired with beef cheek sliders and slaw. A combination of the decadent surrounds and a veritable carnival of vino had Yelpers legs wobbling in the best possible way.
Yeah, we went way over time, but who cares when you’re having this much fun? Come closing time it was back into the Ubers armed with vouchers for a complimentary glass of wine for round two at this wonderful wine bar. What. A. Night.
Until next time, SYOY (See You On Yelp!)
Ben B Sydney Community Manager
Photos courtesy Adam Leo.