I had my tickets for the Good Food & Wine Show all ready to go. But then the super exciting news that our keys for our new house were ready to be picked up and after about 16 months of waiting for this moment, there was no way I was going to delay it! Thank-fully my good friend @sorchamullis kindly offered to take my tickets off my hands for the Friday night session. She has given us a blow-by-blow account of her highlights of the show below. And it’s safe to say after reading her post I am totally jealous, but I am glad the tickets went to someone with very hungry-thirsty taste buds! Here’s what Sorcha thought of Perth’s 2015 Good Food & Wine Show…
We went along to the Friday night session of the 2015 Good Food & Wine Show 2015 in the Perth Convention Centre last weekend. Friday sessions at these types of food shows tend to be a little quieter than Saturdays or Sundays, but by the time we arrived at about 6pm (doors opened at 5.30pm) every stall was at least two people deep all round. Nevertheless we bought our tasting glasses ($6 each) and set about our tasty adventure.
There were far too many delicious wines, beers and food to mention, but here are some of my highlights from 2015:
Stones Ginger Wine
Of course I had tasted Stone’s Ginger Beer before, as well as their Ginger Joe, but what I didn’t realise was the Ginger Joe is actually not a beer but a wine-based ginger brew.
They also produce a range of delicious green ginger wine. This is a sweet fortified wine with a ginger kick – and a strong alcoholic kick too at 18 percent vol! Their Stone’s Mac variety also has whiskey essence added, making it even more delectable.
Astoria Honey-based Moscato
For lovers of sweet wines, this Italian sparkling moscato has an awesomely unique flavour. Instead of sugar, honey is added during the winemaking process, giving these bubbles a smooth honey sweetness. The beautiful crystal-style bottles are an added bonus too!
I fell a little bit in love with this heavenly-themed winery. It got its name as the owners used to live on Angels Road in Manjimup before setting up the winery (cellar door based down south in Barekup). Their gorgeous labels are a take on Botticelli’s infamous Venus painting, done by a local artist who added some lambs, olives and grapes to reflect the Angelicus property. Their wines were just as heavenly as the name suggests. They had a light gooseberry Verdejo, a savoury and dry Grenache Rose and an elegant, grassy sparkling (Pinot Noir/Chardonnay) called Panis (‘bread of angles’).
Coldsteam Brewery Cider
From Yarra Valley in Victoria, which is typically a renowned wine region, but also evidently a great place for an orchard to produce tasty ciders!
Belton Farm Port Wine Cheese
This purple English cheese from Belton Farm, infused with Port wine, deserves a special mention too – yum!
A big thanks to Sorcha for this awesome post and I must say, I’m looking forward to the Good Food & Wine Show in 2016 now!