Corks 'n' Forks October 2020

Dear Members

We’ve had a terrific response to our tasting/tour scheduled for 8 October with the theme ‘Australian regional Differences’, with around 30 bookings so far. However places are still available; so if you’re interested in coming please contact Yvonne Muriithi at the Club on 8273 2322 or by email at as soon as possible. The all-inclusive cost per head is a bargain $100.

The tasting/tour will be hosted by Ian Cook from Five Way Cellars in Paddington, and what we’ll be doing is exploring and tasting the differences in wines made from the same grape variety but grown in different Australian wine regions. They’ll be served in 3 brackets accompanied by small food portions specially prepared by the Club’s Chef and his team to complement the wines.

Chef is still working on the menu, however here are the wines in store for you:

Primo Estate Prosecco

First Bracket - Riesling
Bloodwood Riesling 2017 – Orange, NSW
Wilson DJW Riesling 2019 – Clare Valley, SA
Crawford River Young Vines 2018 – Henty, Victoria
Frankland River Isolation Ridge Riesling 2019 – Great Southern, WA

Second Bracket - Shiraz
Bloodwood Shiraz 2015 – Orange, NSW
Duke’s Magpie Hill Reserve Shiraz 2018 – Great Southern, WA
Mt Langi Ghiran Cliff Edge Shiraz 2017 – Grampians, Victoria
Powell Barossa Shiraz 2018 – Barossa Valley, SA

Third Bracket - Cabernet Sauvignon
Castelli Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 - Great Southern, WA
Rymill Dark Horse Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 – Coonawarra, SA
Bloodwood Maurice 2016 – Orange, NSW
Angas & Bremer Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 – Langhorne Creek, SA


The other event on Corks ‘n’ Forks 2020 calendar is our Henschke/Bests Black Tie Dinner on 20 November, when we’ll have the unique opportunity to taste comparable wines from each of these 2 iconic Australian wineries. The symmetry is intriguing. Both are long-established family owned producers – Bests was established in 1866 at Great Western in Victoria and Henschke in 1868 at Keyneton in the Eden Valley in South Australia. Both make some of Australia’s best wines and feature prominently in Langton’s Classification.

The wine list is detailed below, and once Chef has prepared a bespoke menu we’ll be able to calculate the price per head for the Dinner. We’ll give you the details as soon as possible. However if you wish to make an early booking – never a bad idea, please contact Yvonne Muriithi at the Club on 8273 2322 or by email at








Johanne Ida Selma Blanc de Noir MD

2016 Great Western Sparkling Shiraz


2018 Innes Vineyard Pinot Gris

2017 Congongella Blanc


2018 Croft Chardonnay

2019 Chardonnay


2018 Giles Pinot Noir

2017 Pinot Noir/Pinot Meuniere


2016 Wheelwright Shiraz

2016 Bin 0 Shiraz


2016 Abbots Prayer – 76% Cabernet, 24% Merlot

2017 13 Acre Cabernet Sauvignon – Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot blend.


Graeme Jones
For the Corks ‘n’ Forks Committee

Committee member details are:
Avril Fortuin -, Brent Halligan -,
Roger Butler -, Dennis Han -
and myself –

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