- A Productive Exchange for Visitors and Exhibitors Alike!
From the Original Post on the Events Page on Feb 28th.
It was a great experience meeting everyone that came by our stand over this exciting weekend - both new and returning customers from last year. Those ordering wine will be notified as their order is despatched for delivery. If you have any queries feel free to call on 0415 971113. Some have scheduled in delivery for a later date and this has all been taken on board.
RIESLING FORTES AND MOSCATO
An extensive range was on offer for tasting so there was something there for everyone that came by. Each of the different wines found some fans somewhere along the line. The Riesling fortes generated a lot of interest and the Lime Fresco probably came out the most popular of the three on this occasion. The Nebbiolo wines including the sensational Moscato style continue to open a few eyes.
VIOGNIER AND REDS
The award winning Viognier is the quiet achiever immediately recognisable as a rare style for accompanying almost any food and generally appealing to Chardonnay and reds drinkers. The Wine #9 is always a winner for reds fans and people love the smoothness and complexity of this big wine. The price is still holding at $44 and so this is a great option for that special occasion or to introduce to a friend. The McLaren Vale Shiraz tends to get a bit overshadowed by the Wine #9 but is still a tasty and aromatic cafe style with good length of flavour, quality in it's own right and pretty easy on the hip pocket at $18.
Some of the budget wines were rolled out this year including Puppeteer Semillon Sauvigon blanc, Charisma Sparkling, and Cock&Bull Chardonnay and Merlot. The latter are offered in mixed vertical vintage six-packs as are Shiraz and Shiraz Viognier. If you want to order any of these you may customise your own six-pack or dozen using the Order Form. There aren't too many of these back-vintages left now.
Cellar Door tasting options for individuals and tour groups have been developed and improved over the last year and of course at such a festival there were many enquiries about this. Ask about booking in your group for an exclusive private tasting at the Riverton Railway Station. For this unique experience advance booking must be made, and groups of 12-60 people may be hosted there. Please note however that the Riverton Railway Station is a private residence and not open to the public for casual visits.
For smaller parties of around 2-12 enquire about our regular Private Tastings in Adelaide, and keep in touch with Social Club events. Stay in touch via the TimsWines facebook page (icon at top) or join the mailing list if you haven't already, to get first hand news of developments, offerings and specials.
Entries were open for a prize draw for a couple of bottles (closed on Feb 28th) to be announced shortly on the TimsWines facebook page. For the months of January and February, anyone buying two bottles or an order over $40 was eligible for a draw. The prize being two bottles the equivalent status of the purchase to which they bought up to value $48. Those buying one bottle of Wine #9 will be eligible to win one bottle of Wine #9 or another two bottles of their choice.
The Meet the Maker session on Sunday introduced the wine cocktails concept. Rare wine styles made from Nebbiolo and Viognier are utilised for some stunningly flavoured vibrant and refreshing aperitivo drinks. The three varieties of Riesling forte Mandarin, Lime and Lemon are used for a citrus twist. These drinks are great not just for summer but all year round. Our suggested recipes can be used as a basis to mix for your own and your guests' tastes.
At this Bar Drinks session some of the base components were introduced (Nebbiolo Moscato, Riesling forte) along with four pre-mixed cocktails called the Lemon Lime Splitter, Cinnamatiser, The Verve and Salisbury Sunrise. More details on all of these recipes and how they may be ordered as a Bar Drinks pack will be available shortly. However the recipe and pack for The Verve is already available. It's important to note that all of the drinks components are excellent in their own right and you may prefer to not always mix them and just enjoy them on their own.
Lots of information was gathered over the weekend and this will lead to some new product offerings and combinations. In particular one or two visits were made to 'The Distillery' looking for new possibilities with wine cocktails. This is a really interesting area for exploration, and keeping up with Black Stump Social Club events is a must for those interested in these sorts of drinks. The dedicated BSSC facebook page is one way to go here. You may also take a look at the Shopping Page to learn more about wine cocktails, or refer to a Previous Blog.
For next year's event March 2-4, 2018 it is anticipated to show three new red bottlings from January this year, as well as at least a couple more additions to the Bar Drinks range. Most importantly we look forward to catching up with a few regular customers and introducing ourselves to a few more. So put this date into your calendar now and we'll see you there!