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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Champagne

We have limited stock of our wonderful CHampagane favorites from small houses that punch well above their weight and are very well priced!!!


From my favorite Launois Blanc de Blancs to the glorious J lassalle Cuvee Angeline and NV...Le Brun Severnay is a steal at the price and mouthwatering...


New books have arrived and we have stunning gift packaging available for Christmas including french wicker wine carriers and more!!. We can make up something special for you for any occasion or person....


Our range of Normadie Ciders have arrived and I am drinking them fast....delicious and great value..the Perry arrives soon...

xgill

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fall from Grace Update

We will be moving our tastings to a slightly new format with the summer months coming up...


Once a month our tastings will take on a more structured form. These tastings will commence with an introduction to the wines and their origins then move into a more informal discussion and tasting between the group.There will be the opportunity for participants to buy their favorite wine by the glass after the tasting...the sessions will be from 5.00pm-6.30 and 6.30pm to 8.00pm places will be limited so bookings essential...



From the 1st of November we will be open for wine sales Wednesday/ Thursday/Friday/ Saturday and Sunday till 5pm or call us if you need wine by the bottle and we can organise to be there.
We are happy to open for you Monday/Tuesday by appointment. You can always call me if you need some information on any of the wines we stock or would like something special from the back room...we are able to deliver if needed.



Thursday to Sunday over the summer months we will open later as required. We will be serving wines by the glass on the weekends and you will be able to purchase bottles to take away or share here with friends.Tasting notes will of course be provided on all the wines we stock....As you know we are tiny and we like it that way, so bookings are advised....all other times we will have featured wines by the glass...
we will be open sundays from 11.00pm to 5pm

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Thank you

A big thank you to everyone who has been supporting FFG as we have been endeavoring to bring new and interesting things to the Vale..the support is very much appreciated and we should have an outcome soon........

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Vale Cru with Philip White and Drew Noon


A great tasting in Sydney last week with 25 representatives of some of the best Law firms in Sydney..We showcased some of Mclaren Vales smallest boutique producers and varieties...an excellent response and we will be going back to showcase some more of the new and exciting producers we have in our region... make sure you check out the Victory on the 20th sept for the VALE CRU event. We will be there with Spiegelau and the WSET courses for anyone that would like to come along and say hello....

Sunday, May 31, 2009

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 Our "madder than" Madiran style blend....call in and taste the wine...available in 375ml ...available by mail order

83238089

Thursday, May 21, 2009

La Curio Tastings(click for link to La Curio)









We are now showcasing the amazing "La Curio" wines on saturdays and Sundays here at FFG 150 a Main Rd McLaren Vale...call in and sample some of the best wines being made in the area...These a
ward winning wines are handmade and very special...Decanter award winners,First class on Qantas amongst many other accolades....some of the best Grenache and Shiraz you will taste......



"The Unusual Suspects"

"The unusual suspects"TM tasting events

We are launching our tasting events that we run in Sydney and Melbourne in a slightly different format and venue... your place!!

Bringing Boutique producers to you...

-Meet your maker tastings
-Biodynamic/Organic wines
-Regional Themes
-International wines/comparisons
-Educational events

We can bring the cellar door/Winemakers and experienced educators to you in your home, venue or office..

We provide Spiegelau Glassware...prices are flexible and based on the wines and your requirements... Minimum 10 people

Call us for information or requests....



Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Books and things

We have a great range of books for the wine enthusiast/obsessed. All books and accessories can be mailed to you...

Kermit Lynch's Adventures on the Wine Route would have to be one of the best books on French wine and has inspired my spending often, over many years of travelling and tasting wines
(all under the guise of work...) we have this book in stock.


New De Longs grape vine varietal charts in stock...technical and beautiful!!

New opinel Bread knifes and garden knifes in stock..also new glassware and books!!




We stock Laguiole corkscrews and now the famous "opinel" knife, handmade and used by many vignerons in France and around the world!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

WSET ADVANCED



WE NOW HAVE ADVANCED WSET Available


Intermediate course has finished and our students all passed with Merit or Distinction..it was a tough exam so well done!


We have new foundation courses starting for November and December also a one day intensive for industry with course and exam in one day at a discount price.
This is a great course for a firm Foundation in understanding old and new world wines as well as wine service,hospitality and retail applications.

Foundation/Intermediate/Advanced


dates being set ....call for details 0883238089

Intermediate courses are available commencing in November and January...call me for further information and details on costs and flexible options for study

Fall from grace will be offering the WSET ADVANCED courses in the new year....if you are interested in this course and would like further details please call 08 83238089.


we are currently designing some innovative delivery modes for the WSET courses that will be a combination of face to face and home based modules...this will enable students to fit both work and study into a busy lifestyle...




French on Friday.




Some interesting tasting coming up.
Bookings essential...Fridays 5pm to 6,30, 6.30pm  till 8pm sessions.Over summer there will be some Saturday/ Sunday sessions coming up including regular Champagne tastings.

Mondays 5-7pm one session


Tastings: Friday the 13th november..Not the Nouveau Beaujolais..its CRU BEAUJOLAIS. Taste some amazing Gamays closer to Burgundy than Beaujolais.  Two sessions 5.00-6.30pm...6.30-8.00pm..Bookings essential, numbers limited..


 Friday the 20th November Two sessions 5.00-6.30pm...6.30-8.00pm


Mondays ..tba....we will be ramping up the tasting and education over summer so keep checking in or call gill on 83238089
Tasting themes are being agonised over currently...call 8323 8089 for bookings or to join the mailout list..



Will keep you posted on themes :2 sessions 5.00pm/6.30pm (early) 6.30/8pm
bookings are advised and can be made on 8323 8089 ....click on title for a link to the loire
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