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Wrapped in Riesling at the aMBUSH Gallery

Wrapped in Riesling, Vintage Fashion, Modern Flavour took to the aMBUSH gallery in Waterloo with eleven participating Riesling wine brands on taste. Fashion stalls from Vintage Fashion Emporium and funky beats with DJs Future Classic complemented the tasting event that was part of the Summer of Riesling month-long celebration in Sydney.

Wrapped in Riesling

Hosted by Sip Your Style and Fireworks PR, the event saw guests sipping from Riedel Riesling glasses, chatting to the winemakers and tasting up to 27 South Australian, Tasmanian and North East Victorian Riesling wines.

Wrapped in Riesling

Three hours provided ample opportunity to taste a range of Rieslings from Brown Brothers, Dal Zotto Wines, Dandelion Vineyards, Frogmore Creek, Henschke, Kirrihill, Knappstein, Leasingham, Peter Lehmann Wines, Raidis Estate and Taylors Wines.

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Brown Brothers, Kirrihill, Dandelion Vineyards

Among the notable wines, the 2010 Dal Zotto Riesling from King Valley in North East Victoria – a fresh, dry and zesty Riesling that is perfect with seafood, and the 2008 Raidis Estate ‘The Kid’ Riesling from Coonawarra in South Australia, with its crisp lemon and lime zest notes.

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Simon Dal-Zotto from Dal Zotto Wines in Victoria

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Raidis Estate, Coonawarra with Emma Raidis

The 2010  Single Vineyard State Creek Riesling from Kirrihill Wines in the Clare Valley, South Australia was equally impressive, zesty and fresh with a good body that lingers on the palate.

Also among the favourites on taste, the 2005 Leasingham Bin 7 Riesling from the Clare Valley, the 2005 Peter Lehmann Wigan Eden Valley Riesling from the Barossa Valley and the 2010 Frogmore Creek Iced Riesling, a sweet wine with which to end the tasting.

Wrapped in Riesling
(L to R by rows) Knappstein, Henschke Peggy’s Hill, Taylor’s Wines, Frogmore Creek, Peter Lehmann, Leasingham

Fresh seafood was available for purchase during the event. Sydney City Oysters provided a good selection of Sydney Rock Oysters from Hastings River, McLeay River and Wallis Lake to complement the wines.

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Eleni and Joe Zappia from Sydney City Oysters

Spring Bay Mussels were served a choice of Asian stir fry sauce or laksa while falafel rolls catered for vegetarians.

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Mussels and oysters

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Vintage clothing stalls

Wrapped in Riesling
Katrina Holden (Sip Your Style) and Kathy Lane (Fireworks PR)

Wrapped in Riesling was held on Friday 20 January 2012 at the aMBUSH Gallery in Waterloo.

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Gourmantic attended the event as media guests. Photography by @MrGourmantic.


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.