Young Gun of Wine Uncut
What does the future of wine in Australia taste like? Young Gun of Wine, the tasting arm of the larger Young Gun of Wine program, is a snapshot of where winemaking is at circa 2018 and features more than a touch of skin-contact, irreverent branding and upstart thinking. This weekend it’s Perth turn to join the party as 20 West Australian and Australian producers descend on Beaufort Street for an afternoon of informal, one-on-one tasting. In addition to directly connecting wine drinkers and wine producers, it’s also a chance for the producers themselves to network and meet like-minded winemakers from beyond their region. “As always, we’re most excited to see, meet and taste the new little guys we really know nothing about,” says Yoko Luscher-Mostert of Great Southern-based Brave New Wines and a past Young Gun of Wine award winner. Young Gun of Wine Uncut is on Saturday December 1 at Harvey Leigh’s Public House. Tickets are $50 (including a Riedel glass valued at $20) and available online.
Wise Child Cellar Party
To celebrate the opening of its new cellar, boutique North Fremantle bottleshop Wise Child is hosting a wine tasting to be reckoned with. The Very Good Vino Party will have more than 25 wines open for tasting with cult names such as Express Winemakers, Ochota Barrels and Gentle Folk in the mix. The event is on Sunday December 2 and runs from 3pm to 7pm. Entry is free.
Surf to City
Beachside restaurant Island Market Trigg and rooftop bar Hadiqa are teaming up to throw a joint New Year’s Eve party with a different. The night starts at Island Market Trigg with a five-course shared meal and glass of Billecart Salmon Champagne before guests are transported to Hadiqa at Hibernian Place where a Tanqueray gin and tonic and dance floor (open till 2am) await. Tickets are $130 and available online.
Beaufort Street’s Movable Feast
The restaurant community on Beaux Lane in Mount Lawley has launched a value-packed Beaufort Street Progressive Dinner. Available Tuesday to Thursday until the end of the year, the roving three-course dinner begins with a drink and a bao bun at Sixty Grams, moves onto a burger and fries from Meet & Bun and finishes wish dessert at Measure Dessert Bar. No bookings needed, just head to Sixty Grams to get the ball rolling. The dinner is $35 per person and cash-only.
Organic Wine and Dine
Blind Corner was one of the first new-wave Margaret River winemaking outfits. This week, Blind Corner owners Ben and Naomi Gould are coming to Mount Lawley small bar Clarences to pour their new releases as part of the Clarences and Blind Corner Organic Blanc dinner. The event on Thursday November 29 is a four-course dinner matched with five organic wines. Tickets are $65 per person and available from Clarences.