26 October 2013
Wow, really excited about the amazing tasting we’re running over the next two months. Already working on some for 2014 as well including a five week Italian wine course. A two-week Burgundy extravaganza and loads more ‘Full Bottle for $20 tasting’
Upcoming events as follows:
OFF THE BEATEN TRACK tasting with wine writer Christinas Pickard. Next Wednesday- 30th October. To secure one of these places contact Ed on 9284 7377.
EXPLORING BOUTIQUE PRODUCERS AND THE ‘NATURAL WINE’ MOVEMENT
“They don’t have cellar doors, or budgets for flashy marketing. They don’t enter their wines into competitions. You won’t see their wines on the shelves of chain liquor stores. Sommeliers clamour to get their hands on the latest vintage to list in Australia’s most renowned restaurants, and in-the-know wine lovers are drawn to them like moths. They are the risk-taking winemakers throwing out the rulebook and rocking the boat of WA’s wine scene.
Wednesday 30th October- The Full Bottle Wine Education Centre- 6pm- $65 ticket
FULL BOTTLE FOR $20- ALL ABOUT CHARDONNAY
November marks the start of our $20 tasting classes. Join one of our experts at The Wine Education Centre for a 1 & 1/2 hour tasting from 6pm to 7.30pm. Each tasting will focus on a particular variety or region. November Kicks off with ‘Chardonnay Revolution’ A look at the world class modern Chardonnays coming out of Margaret River and further afield. Including Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay, Lenton Brae Wilyabrup Chardonnay, Tyrrells Vat 47,Coldstream Hills and more.
Date: Wednesday 20th November 6pm start.
Venue: The Wine Education Centre
Tickets: $20 Call 08 9284 7377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We finish at 7.30pm – Ideal for going out to dinner afterwards.
ICONS OF BORDEAUX- GRAND MASTERCLASS with Daniel Airolidi.
Take a tour through all of the major regions of Bordeaux.
Including such icons as Chateau d’Yquem, Pontet-Canet, Rauzan Segla and many more.
This tasting is designed as both an exercise in sheer pleasure and an educational approach to understanding the main sub-regions of Bordeaux. Each of the major regions of St Estephe, St Julien, Pauillac, Margaux, Pessac-Leognan, St-Emilion, Pomerol and Sauternes are represented. All of these long lived wines are well-cellared with guaranteed provenance and include wines from the 2005, 2001, 2000 and 1996 vintages so you can enjoy them at a suitable stage of maturity and complexity.
This is a very rare opportunity to taste wines of this calibre.
Date: Wednesday 27th November Arrive 6pm for 6.15 start. Finishes 8.15pm
Venue: The Full Bottle Wine Education Centre
Tickets: $175 Call 08 9284 7377 or email email@example.com
MATT SKINNER- PLUMM WINE GLASS EXPERIENCE
Join celebrity sommelier, Matt Skinner at the Full Bottle Wine Education Centre for a Plumm Wine Glass Experience.
Q. How much difference can the glass we use make to the sensory experience of drinking wine?
A. A great deal of difference- Most guests arrive sceptical and leave a convert.
This is a remarkable event and we are excited to be welcoming wine guru Matt Skinner to the centre to host such an event. All guests will walk away with 4 Plumm glasses.
Including Premium West Australian wines from Snake & Herring, McHenry Hohnen, 3Drops and Cullen.
Date: Thursday 5th December. Arrive 6pm for a 6.15pm start
Venue: The Full Bottle Wine Education Centre
Tickets: $99 Call 08 9284 7377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
(All guests receive four glasses worth $115)
05 September 2011
I’ve blind tasted around 40 SSBs in the last 7 days including the new releases (2011 vintage) of many of the leading West Australian producers. The better wines have some serious acid, as they should, and as a group are quite impressive, but the general impression I have is that I’d rather be drinking a good quality 2010 SSB. A stand-out for me was the Edwards (No relation) Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2010- Still youthful looking , beautiful aromatics of lime and gunflint. Very intense and textured on the palate with minerals, light spice and lime. Highly recommened for current drinking.
I’m sceptical of the ‘nouveau’ mentality. It’s a great idea commercially, but does good SSB ever taste it’s best in the first 12 months?
19 August 2011
Pio Cesare Grignolino del Monferrato 2008 was a very pleasant surprise. I expected something light, a little bit juicy, perhaps Dolcetto-like but as all the old books tell you, Grignolino will be light but is often tannic (from the many pips) and also quite acidic. This combination didn’t altogether appeal. But in the spirit of nothing ventured, nothing gained I boldly pulled the cork, poured a tasting measure , sniffed, sipped and swilled. Waiting, waiting, waiting, still no tannic hit, no big acid, just juicy and light, raspberry, cherry, earthy and slighty herby. Acid all in balance. Faint tannins present. Very pleasant indeed. I couldn’t smell the ‘alpine scent’ described by Jancis but I’m not quite sure what that is. Recommended for light drinking now but whatever you do don’t leave it for long. Its freshness (which is what this wine is all about) is just holding on, but only by one hand.
19 August 2011
Our courses comprehensively cover the WSET syllabus with a good measure of varietal and regional wine tasting every session. These wine courses are ideal for individuals working in wine or hospitality and fascinating for the budding wine enthusiast. If you’re sure that you’d like to know more about wine, but not sure which educational course is suited to you then drop me a quick email or text and I’ll call back at a time convenient to you, to talk through the course components in more detail. Cheers, Ed 0433 957183
19 July 2011
The Full Bottle website has been launched. The new website features comprehensive information about Full Bottle’s services as well as a blog and booking system.
Please check back soon for more updates.