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Mussel Mania at Adelaide Central Market 27th April 2012.
If you love wine and if you love mussels - deep ocean, pristine and sweet mussels from Spring Bay cooked in different varieties of wine, then make sure you get along to Mussel Mania at the Adelaide Central Market on April 27 - 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm. and enjoy free wine tastings poured by the winemakers.[
This unique and exciting event is brought to you by Wine Makers Without Borders - the people who brought you Vermentino and Sardines in 2011, and since then, Rare Reds and Pizza, Pinot and Polenta, Beer and Balti, Shin and Shiraz,and more.
Wine Makers Without Borders is a group for winemakers who take wine to groups of food and wine lovers whether it is in shopping centres, city streets and markets to offer them something new and interesting.
Louisa Rose, Chief Wine maker for Yalumba Wines & Hill Smith Estate Vineyards descibes the group as having "a holistic philosophy that means they can experiment with grape varieties, regions, winemaking styles and different foods with people and places that ultimately share the experience."
Amanda Jane Pritchard, or Kooki as she is often referred to, from Wine Makers Without Borders says, " the idea is to take wine, especially unique and new varieties from smaller, independent winemakers to the streets. Our events always highlight regional food and wine matches local produce, and most importantly there is a sense of fun and are far removed from much of the snobbery that can be associated with wine."
It is about bringing wine to the people, from Adelaide Central Market to the Sydney Opera House to the Queen Victoria market - this crew is all about taking wine to new and exciting spaces."
At Mussel Mania enjoy free wine tastings by these pioneers of new varieties of wine. www.oliverstaranga.com.wines - a family owned estate in McLaren Vale. Spring Seed - Single vineyard of organically grown and certified wines in McLaren Vale. Golding Wines A family owned winery located at Lenswood in the Adelaide Hills. D'Arenberg Internationally recognised wine brand with a proud tradition of more than 65 consectutive vintages. Mitolo First wines released in 2000 - today Mitolo Wines enjoyed in more than 20 countries around the world. Wirra Wirra Established in 1894 Wirra Wirra is a "heritage, food, wine and fun experience located in McLaren Vale".
Clover Hill Established by the Goelet Family in 1986 on the site of a dairy farm in North Eastern Tasmania. Since 1991 known for producing superb sparkling wine using French methodology. Running With Bulls produces red table wines in the Barossa Valley. Yalumba, Australia's oldest family owned winery has been forefront in making legendary wine styles Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz blend. Ducks In A Row is a new winemaking partnership. Their wines are made from alternative,sustainable grape varieties. aretewines.com.au create wines in Barossa Valley that tell a story. Wines that speak of the emotion, pride and love that goes into their production.
Need more inspiration? Check out this video from last year's Hearty Party:
Mussels and wine - a match made in heaven all for you to enjoy at your leisure. Bon Appétit.
I have made an embarassing error here with Wirra Wirra Winery. It should read" Established in 1894 Wirra Wirra is a "heritage, food, wine and fun experience located in McLaren Vale. ' Would you please correct and add the video clip from their web page, under the heading CELLARS entitled video 'Le Fleurieu. wirra wirra. If this could be done asap please as I will be meeting with them tomorrow at the Mussels Mania event.