Corks 'n' Forks July

Dear Members

Rockford Dinner – 24 May 2019

By any measure our Rockford Dinner was an outstanding success. We enjoyed 7 wines from the Rockford cellars, all of which matched to perfection the outstanding 4 course menu prepared by Chef and his team, who kindly came down from the kitchen toward the end of the night to discuss the menu and field questions from members and guests – see photos. The 2 most popular wines were the sparkling Black Shiraz and the 2015 Basket Press Shiraz, with the 2017 Riesling and the 2015 ‘Moppa Springs’ a whisker behind.

Bastille Dinner – 7pm Saturday 13 July 2019

Next event on the Corks ‘n’ Forks calendar is our annual Bastille Dinner, this year to be held on Saturday 13 July. The brochure for the Dinner, which contains more information and booking details, is displayed elsewhere in this newsletter. Details of the bespoke 4 course menu crafted by Chef and his team and the 8 matching French wines, which space doesn’t allow me to include here, can be found on the Club website or in the double sided brochures displayed around the Club.

Our Bastille Dinner is always a great occasion, so please mark it in your diaries. It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate all things French – food, wine, fashion, style etc; so we’re hoping you’ll make a booking, glam it up a bit, and come along. If you’re lucky you might even win one of the best dressed prizes or our wine options game!

Tasting Tour – 6pm Thursday 22 August 2019

The themes for the night will be ‘Good Wines from Unexpected Places’, and Avril Fortuin from our Committee is presently liaising with Ian Cook from Five Way Cellars to choose the 12 or so wines for tasting. We’ll let you have the details as soon as they are available. However given the popularity and value of our tasting/tours – the cost is only $100 per head, it might be a good idea to mark the date in your diary and ring Ash Hucker at the Club – see below - to make a booking to secure your place.

For those who’ve not been before, our tasting/tours are relaxed, informal and educative evenings designed to appeal to those members and their guests seeking an introduction to the wonderful world of wine or to expand their existing knowledge. They’re held in the seated comfort of the Vintage/Pioneers Room and only 17 places are available. The wines are served in several flights, accompanied by small but ample food courses chosen by Chef to match the wines.

For bookings for the Bastille Dinner and/or the Tasting/Tour, please contact Ash Hucker from the Club’s Events Team on 8273 2320, or send an email to

Thanks so much for supporting our events this year.

From the Corks ‘n’ Forks Committee

Graeme Jones –

Avril Fortuin -

Brent Halligan -

Roger Butler -

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