October Newsletter

October Newsletter

We hope that everyone is enjoying the spring, the gardens coming to life and preparations for the end of the year. Here at DiscoverVin we have been busy resupplying our trade customers, topping up our stock and holding several events. There are some more great events to come between now and the end of the year which we hope will be of interest to you, so read on …..

DiscoverVin Blog:

Read more about the new classification system in St Emilion and our recent Bordeaux Dinner in Brisbane.


DiscoverVin Upcoming Events:

Bordeaux Dinner at Fix St James, Sydney:

Sydney Morning Herald Sommelier of the Year 2012, Stuart Knox, and DiscoverVin are teaming up for a night of wining and dining.  Four delicious courses to be matched with a selection of Bordeaux wines. Sure to be a memorable evening. See our blog for details.

When: Tuesday 13th November 2012 at 7pm

Where: Fix St James, 111 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

$129 per person.

for more info see http://discovervin.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/bordeaux-wine-dinner-in-sydney-nov-13.html

Bookings:are essential and credit card details are required to secure reservations (cancellation and full refund available up to 3 days prior to the dinner) – phone Helen on 0414 596 395. But be quick!


Paris to Provence, Como House, Melbourne:

Join us for a tres francaise day in the gardens of Como House in South Yarra.  A day of all things French! Market stalls, entertainment, workshops, celebrity chefs, french cuisine and wine.  We will have wines by the glass to enjoy with a picnic on the lawn, or take home some bottles or gift packs from the DiscoverVin stall on the Croquet Lawn.

When: Friday 23rd Nov 4pm to 8pm, Saturday 24th Nov 10am to 6pm, Sunday 25th Nov 10am to 4pm

Where: Como House, South Yarra

More info: http://paristoprovence.com.au/#


DiscoverVin Wine Reviews:

We have recently received another review for Chateau Jolys Jurançon Sec 2010 (Jurançon). This is our best selling white wine. It seems to appeal to  both the chardonnay and the sauvignon blanc lovers – it has lovely fruit but also a lovely dry aromatic structure. We previously sold the 2009 vintage but recently changed over to 2010 – a great year and recently it received its second review. The Chateau, despite being the biggest producer in Jurançon is struggling to keep up with international demand but luckily we secured an allocation. Here are the 2 reviews, the first from Sean Mitchell in the Grape Observer, and the second from Kerry Skinner in the Illawarra Mercury.

Sean Mitchell Grape Observer April 2012 juranconsec_2010_sm_grape_observer_22_apr_12.pdf


Kerry Skinner Illawarra Mercury Sept 2012 kerryskinnerillawarramercury06sep12.pdf

DiscoverVin New Vintages:


We now have available the La Rayre Rosé 2010 vintage.  Those of you who loved the 2009 will not be disappointed with  this new vintage – fresh and crisp, to enjoy over the summer months.

The magnificent Château Jolys Cuvée Jean 2008 is still available in the 375ml bottles, however the750ml bottles are now the 2009 vintage, and the wine is just as delicious as it always was!

Don’t forget have a look at our Christmas Gift Ideas or Festive Season ideas

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