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3rd annual East Malvern Food & Wine Festival

Over 3,000 Melbourne foodies are set to descend on Malvern East’s picturesque Central Park when the 3rd annual East Malvern Food & Wine Festival returns on Sunday 18 November 2018. The Festival this year will be made up of over 70 stallholders, 8 live entertainers and various leafy dining areas for festival fans to relax and feast away their Sunday with friends. Featuring a vast range of exquisite wines from 20 wineries from the Victorian wine regions of Bendigo, Heathcote, Pyrenees, Yarra Valley, Rutherglen and Sutton Range, including Turners Crossing, Red Edge, Linnaea Vineyards, Rob Dolan Wines, Chambers Rosewood Vineyards, Trenthan Estate and Montalto to name just a few. The festival will also host a craft beer and cider producer alley featuring Coldstream Brewery, Yulli’s Brew and Bad Shepherd Brewing Co. What’s quality food and drink without a bit of atmosphere? The Festival have programmed a line-up of live music including Alex Hughes Dou, Tanya George Trio and Nicky Kurta Trio to help create those pleasant picnic vibes. We haven’t forgotten the kids either, with a full day of family and children’s entertainment planned, including live music performances on the main stage, face painting supported by Bendigo Bank and magician master …

Melbourne’s most popular outdoor Beer Festival is here

Get excited people, Melbourne BeerFest just got a whole lot better. We are thrilled to announce our much loved music, comedy and craft brew line-up is heading to Moonee Valley Racetrack this November! Now in its 10th year, BeerFest Australia is more than just a craft beer expo, it celebrates all the good things in life that are better with beer. Over 300 unique, exotic and small batch craft beers, ciders, cocktails and wines, hand crafted and perfectly complemented by Melbourne’s most decadent local street food. BeerFest offers Melburnians the chance to expand their knowledge from the very best in the industry. It is the ultimate one-on-one experience; offering an up close and personal look into each brewer’s individual signature style. There will be masterclasses, live demonstrations, as well as plenty of tastings. Brewers at BeerFest in Melbourne include: Southern Bay Brewing Fury and Son Brewing Company Brick Lane Brewing Co. Thunder Road Brewing Tin Shed Cider  Mr. Banks Brewing Co. Two Birds Brewing KAIJU Beer Hop Nation Bellarine Estate Burnley Brewing Entertainment BeerFest has …

Night Noodle Markets 2018

The eagerly awaited Night Noodle Markets  will once again transform Birrarung Marr  into a bustling Asian street food festival, this Spring . Over eighteen balmy nights from 8-25 November , Melburnians can embark on a vibrant flavour journey through Asia with more than twenty sizzling hawker-style stalls, served alongside DJs, live music and the city’s stunning nightscape. Night Noodle Markets will return for its second year as a stand-alone spring culinary event, as Good Food Month presented by Citi enjoys its new appearance in June. Sampling signature dishes and innovative tastes from the likes of Puffle, Red Spice Road and Son In Law, guests will discover the best traditional and contemporary cuisines and flavours from across the continent in one vibrant, open-air experience. Guests can explore the Asian market stalls along the riverside, and then find a coveted spot on the grassy hillside overlooking the markets, taking in the strong scents of aromatic smoke and exotic spices as the sun sets. As the evening darkens, the spice and smoke will be matched by the lights …

Peninsula Vine Hop Festival 2018

Get ready for your taste buds to dance, at the Peninsula VineHop Festival With most ticket options to the VineHop Saturday selling out quickly, attention is turning to the Peninsula VineHop Festival’s foodie-focused event, the PostHop Sunday Session on Sunday 18 November. With a relaxed ‘Sunday Session’ feel, the PostHop Sunday will be a five-course food and drink pairing event held at Hickinbotham of Dromana, with a focus upon maximising flavour in a relaxed environment. According to event organiser Lisa MacGregor, everyone who attends the PostHop Sunday event will be given a ‘Degustation Passport’ entitling them to a five-course picnic style lunch, to enjoy at their own leisure throughout the day. “Each course has been specifically matched with a premium Peninsula beer, wine or cider, which can be purchased on the day,” said Lisa. Passport holders can opt for vegetarian options, or indulge on the following degustation menu: A selection of three Boatshed cheeses, served with crackers (can be GF) Matched with Hickinbotham Estate Merlot or a Mornington Peninsula Brewery VinAle Grilled fish taco, corn …

Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest 2018

Since the early 1800’s, Oktoberfest has been the world’s largest Volksfest (Beer Festival), and to celebrate over 200 years of fun, the Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest will see lederhosen clad partygoers shouting Prost from the top of their lungs once again in 2018! Taking place at the Royal Exhibition Building (REB), this incredible heritage listed building rivals the great Bavarian beer halls of Germany and will play host to the most traditional Oktoberfest event Melbourne has seen, with German oompah bands, folk dancing, on-stage competitions and an atmosphere that is guaranteed to be electric. Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest boasts a drinks list that will have even the most avid connoisseur licking their lips with the 2018 event featuring over 50 different imported German beers, plus cider, wine, schnapps and much more. To tantalise your taste buds, the event will feature numerous German caterers serving up traditional meals such as pork hocks, schnitzels, bratwurst and other German sausages, brathendl (roast chickens), pretzels and German pastries. Royal Melbourne Oktoberfest only runs over two sessions, a Day Session and an Evening Session. Last year SOLD …

Live Your Dream With 100% Wine & Brew Tours

100% Wine & Brew Tours specialise in tours around Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley and the Macedon Ranges. This touring company will let you customise your experience to your vision whether it is simply a luxurious day of cheeses and wines to a mixture of wine, craft brewery’s and a heart-warming lunch located in the most popular of Mornington Peninsula, Macedon Ranges or Yarra Valley regions. Tours start from $60 a head with a minimum group of 8 all the way up to 45 people. The tour includes bus transfers to and from locations which includes pick up and drop off. The tour host will entertain you with games and sing-a-long’s to keep you laughing all day with compliments of the beauty of the venues you will be attending. These tours are perfect for a birthday celebration, hens/bucks night or an end of year work Christmas party. Content wording and images from 100% Wine & Tours We know how much you love wine, so we have partnered up with 100% Wine & Brew Tours this year. …

Meet the Makers of Pure South

A special event at Pure South Dining Hosted by Josef Chromy Wines and two of Tasmania’s most sought after ethical farmers.   Josef Chromy Wines winemaker Jeremy Dineen, together with two of the south’s most unique ethical, free-range farmers will host an intimate dinner showcasing the best of Tasmania’s wine and food on Friday 7 September. Meet the Makers of Pure South is an exclusive event encompassing the entire Pure South Dining room upstairs, and is expected to sell out. Attendees will meet and receive expert tasting notes directly from some of Australia’s most acclaimed farmer/producers and winemakers. Pioneer farmers Rob Nichols (Nichols Ethical Free-Range Poultry) and Guy Robertson (Mount Gnomon Farm) will tell the story of their exceptional and much coveted produce.    “Rob Nichols is a farmer who is an inspiration to other farmers, such is the strength of his ethical farming practices. His portable chicken coops and rotating free-range pastures is not only more sustainable, but also produces a superior flavour. His chicken is some of the best you’ll find in the world,” says Pure South Dining’s owner Philip …