I was lucky enough to spend a few days in the Sydney trade last week with my favourite distributor Tim Stock from Vinous. This means speaning all day every day going around to heaps of cool restaurants, bars and wine shops showing my wares & talking all things Oliver’s Taranga.
Looking forward to doing some work with Vice Wine Bar in Balmain. Owner Glen Fox has been a great supporter of Oliver’s Taranga wines- especially the Grenache. Watch this space, as we are in talks for an Oliver’s Taranga special event at Vice in the next month!!
Then there is the very cool Timbah in Glebe. Owned by wine fanatic Tim- who also owns the great independent bottle shop Glebe Liquor– has set up this very cool wine bar- great food and interesting selection of wines by the glass. Our 11 Fiano may be there soon!
Another ubercool wine bar with a bit of a Melbourne feel is 10 William Street. Owned by the guys from Fratelli Paradiso, this tiny bar is massive on wines with interest, especially natural and Italian wines. Great food to share, and more likely than not, a few winemakers hanging out as well!
Of course, another a favourite hang-out of winemakers is Fix St. James in the CBD. We have a Sips in the City event coming up there, and Stuart Knox is the go to man if you need some awesome wines and great food without any fuss!
One of the best places to taste interesting Australian wines, without having to open loads of bottles and spend heaps of coin is Wine Odyssey in The Rocks. They have around 44 wines on tasting with very flash state-of-the-art Italian Enomatic Wine Preservation and Pouring System- which means that you can taste anything from a glass of Penfolds Grange, to a crazy McLaren Vale Fiano!
Will continue my recommendations in Part 2…..