A world away from the generic wines you’ll find at your local bottle shop, new Armadale wine bar and shop The Tasting Table is all about providing quality wines you won’t find elsewhere, without the pomp and pageantry of a stereotypical wine establishment.
Founded by British expat Jack Mullard, the shop’s pedigree is tough to beat. Before making the move to Australia, Mullard was an accounts manager for London wine merchants Corney & Barrow, who not only hold a Royal Warrant, but also provided the vino for the nuptials of Wills and Kate.
While such a lineage may deter those without an extensive knowledge of wine barrel timbers or Pinot Noir undertones, you needn’t worry. With an average price tag of $25 a bottle, you are sure to find a wine from the 200-strong list that is pleasing to both the palate and wallet.
Should you still be unsure, why not wet your whistle with a cheeky glass or 25ml sample? With three world-renowned Enomatic wine dispensers (a machine that holds eight bottles and supplies argon gas to prevent oxidation), there is always an open bottle to be shared.
The Tasting Table also hosts regular wine-related events, including the current Sunday Sermons Wine Course hosted by Mullard himself, which pairs wine from around the world with delicious cheeses and talks you through the all things vino.
The Tasting Table Wine Shop
1219 High Street, Armadale
(03) 9822 6754
Tue & Wed 11am–8.30pm
Thu & Fri 11am–10pm