The popular Newtown Hotel in Sydney trades its Sky Ferreira synthpop and indie rock attire for the casual winemaker overalls as it becomes a school of wine on 7 August. Adelaide Hills-based Cake Wines has taken over the back bar of this indie venue. This boutique independent wine business believes in crafting wines that are approachable, well rounded, balanced and enjoyable to drink.
To get people talking and talking about wine, Cake Wines is hosting a wine appreciation session. It also celebrates wine and the culture it creates through other events like pop-up bars, food nights, film nights and other cultural experiences. As a natural extension of their ethos, the Cake Wines School of Wine is about the enjoyment of wine in relation to trends in food and culture.
Stuart Brookshaw, Head Sommelier of Cake Wines will lead the 90 minutes session. He will be joined by Keystone's Head Sommelier Sarah Limacher and other experts including Stuart Brookshaw, Mike Bennie and winemaker Richie Harkham.
Together, they will share practical insights into the wine world You will learn about aromatics and compare your nose's instincts with herbs and spices on hand with Sarah Limacher. The discussion with Stuart Brookshaw on matching will debunk conventional thinking on reds and white, challenging why Pinot Gris can go with beef, Shiraz with fish and what would match with Thai green curry. You will also deepen your understanding of natural wine and how to distinct a good from a bad with Mike Bennie and Richie Harkham. What wine lesson would be complete without a blind tasting where you get to score the best against the worst.