Corks 'n' Forks June

Dear Members

I have several matters upon which to report this month.

Tasting Tour – Thursday 19 May 2022 – ‘David & Goliath’

Our second tasting/tour for the year was another resounding success. The format was a comparative tasting of carefully selected Hunter Valley wines from 2 producers; one a small producer – Wombat Crossing (David), and the other a large producer - Leogate (Goliath).

The wines were served in 3 brackets - Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz, interspersed with 3 matching food courses. Each bracket comprised 2 wines from Leogate and 1 from Wombat Crossing.

The food from Chef and his team was exceptionally good, with several members commenting that the creamy mushroom risotto served with the Semillon bracket was the best risotto they’d eaten!

The wines included a number of aged and reserve releases, and 1 trophy winner. They were presented by Leogate’s Senior Winemaker and their Sales and Marketing Manager, who also discussed the Wombat Crossing wines, which they professionally and objectively assessed to be very good indeed.

Bastille Night Dinner – Thursday 14 July at 7pm

It’s that time of the year again folks – our annual Bastille Night Dinner

Our annual Bastille Dinner is always a great night. It’s the perfect opportunity to glam it up a bit and celebrate all things French – food, wine, fashion, style etc. There’ll be a great selection of French wines from many of Frances’s wine regions chosen and presented by Ian Cook from Five Way Cellars matched to a bespoke menu crafted by Chef and his team. If you’re lucky you might even win one of the best dressed prizes or our wine options game!

More details, including the menu, matching wines and price are a work in progress and will soon be available. However given the dinner is likely to prove very popular, you might like to pencil it in your diaries now and make a provisional booking either on line, with the RACA app, or by contacting Gayu Mudaliar at the Club on 8273 2322 or eventsadmin@raca.com.au.

Graeme Jones
For the Corks ‘n’ Forks Committee

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