See how foodies get schooled on delicious wines and Mediterranean bites by the folks from Vinomofo and Maggie Joan’s, all while wearing a blindfold
Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Chianti – say what? If you can’t tell the difference between a Shiraz and Chianti, aren’t sure what goes best with these vinos, or simply need a refresher on your favourite wines, we reckon a dinner with wine delivery service, Vinomofo, should sort that out, pronto! At the Honeycombers & Vinomofo Blackmarket Degustation event on 29 March, our sporting readers took on the challenge of guessing the wines paired with each dish in a five-course degustation menu.
Held at “hidden” back alley resto Maggie Joan’s, the evening’s offerings comprises Mediterranean-inspired plates complementing a curated wine selection by Vinomofo. Guests tucked into courses such as a succulent seared beef fillet and a velvety Willunga 100 Limited Release Shiraz Grenache; lamb, eggplant and feta tortellini, and a Sensi ‘Campoluce’ Chianti from Tuscany; and a raspberry and sorrel goat’s cheese parfait, with Fox Gordon Brothers & Sisters Sauvignon Blanc.
For those who’ve missed out (boo!), here’s the full list of wines presented that evening:
- J. De Villebois Sauvignon Blanc, France 2015
- Allegience Alumni Aged Release Riesling, Clare Valley (Australia) 2012
- Sensi ‘Campoluce’ Chianti, Tuscany 2015
- Willunga 100 Limited Release Shiraz Grenache, McLaren Vale (Australia) 2015
- Fox Gordon Brothers & Sisters Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills (Australia) 2016
We don’t blame you if you’ve got a case of FOMO, but you can still plan your very own wine-pairing sesh with these vinos. From now ’til 30 April, simply use the voucher code IHEARTVINO during the checkout process on the Vinomofo website, and you’ll get a one-time offer of $25 off purchases above $100!
All in all, our guests walked (or stumbled) out with satisfied bellies to boot – and this has been made possible by Vinomofo’s wine expertise, the culinary know-how of chef Oliver Hyde, and delicious meats from The Meat Club. We’ll raise our glasses to them!