From taste to terroir
Brush up on all-things wine with a four-week introductory course at The Tasting Table Wine Shop, Armadale, in February. Tasting Table owner Jack Mullard will lead participants through the history of wine, the importance of terroir, ageing and, of course, there will be plenty of opportunities for tasting.
Each Tuesday in February, from 7pm-10:30pm, $235 per person, thetasting-table.com.au/events
* The Tasting Table will also turn the spotlight on pinot noir on Wednesday February 20. Eight wines, including Fiefs Vendéens from the Atlantic Coast near the Loire Valley, and the Aude Valley in the South of France, will be available and matched with cheeses and meats. Tickets are $35 per person.
Melton South's inaugural Beer, Wine and Food Festival
This day-long festival promises to shine a light on what Victoria's western region has to offer, with exhibitors including wine, cheese, spices, micro-breweries and plenty of gourmet food available to purchase. Day includes live music and free kids activities and live cooking demonstrations.
Sunday February 17, 10am-5pm, Tabcorp Park, 2 Ferris Road, Melton South, $5 entry, 03 8746 0600.
Sunday Reed on the menu at Cafe Vue
Art patron and Heidi founder Sunday Reed was also known for her love of cooking. Now, the culinary team at Heidi's Cafe Vue will bring Reed's cooking back to life when they interpret a menu penned by her and found in the Heidi archives. Snacks and cocktails at Heidi 1 will be followed by a three-course dinner (including matched wines and a dessert buffet) followed by herbal teas and infusions form the Heidi garden (above).
Friday February 22, 7pm, Café Vue at Heide, 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen, $105 per person, 03 9852 2346.
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