Tickets to the 2012 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival went on sale recently, and if you love Italian wine there is one event that you DO NOT want to miss out on. Barolo Bar. The bar will ‘pop up’ at the Bellavista Social Club (above Becco) for three nights during the Festival, serving a selection of 30 Baroli (and some Barbareschi) by the glass.
Interest in Nebbiolo is growing every year although, somewhat frustatingly, the wines don’t often get the credit they deserve compared to their cousins across the Alps. I developed the Barolo Bar concept purely to educate and enlighten the consumer about one of the world’s great wines, and wine regions. These are wines that are often misunderstood and, in the 2007 vintage, we have the perfect opportunity to show people a softer side of the region’s famous tannins.
The event will be managed by Sommeliers Australia, and some of Melbourne’s leading Sommeliers will be on hand to guide you through the selection. Special thanks must go to Simon Hartley who has generously donated the space, and then also to the many contributing wine importers who have provided their wines at near cost price. This generous gesture will enable us to serve the wines at a bargain price, and each will be poured as 90ml servings. Barolo by the glass in any Australian restaurant is rare, but 30 of them is extraordinary. Some of the producers on offer include Voerzio, Gaja, A. Conterno, G. Conterno, Marcarini, Chiara Boschis, L. Pira, Massolino, Ratti, La Spinetta and Mauro Veglio to name a few.
A limited number of tickets are available from Sommeliers Australia and, because only 1 bottle of each wine will be available each night, booking a ticket early gives you the best chance to select from the full range before they sell out.
Wednesday March 14th, Thursday 15th and Friday 16th – 5pm till late
Bellavista Social Club above Becco, 11-25 Crossley Street, Melbourne
entry $15 per person
We look forward to seeing you there.