I’m now blogging and tweeting every Friday fortnight on behalf of the National Wine Centre in Adelaide. At each ‘Uncorked’ and Meet The Maker, I’ll be meeting people, tasting wines and offering some insight from the point of view of wine lover, not expert. Follow me on twitter (MAC_KATIE), keep an eye out for the #adelaide, #sawine, #safood, #natwinecentre and #uncorked tags, or check out the blogs every week here, or via the National Wine Centre on facebook. If you’re in town from 4:30pm onwards, drop by and sample some of the yummiest wines South Australia has to offer!
I must admit I was always going to have a soft spot for the Taylors evening at Uncorked last Friday. When I first visited South Australia three years ago, they were my first ever SA cellar door experience! It was great to see a Clare Valley winery making the Uncorked rounds and showing off their latest varieties. Chief winemaker Adam Eggins didn’t disappoint at Meet The Maker, providing a relaxed, fun and informative environment in which to explain how his love for all things wine is interspersed with a love for all things mathematics: the perfect blend of art and science, proving again just how complex and unique wine-making is. Without a doubt, it was clear to see why the Jaraman 2011 Riesling was a gold medal winner at the 2011 Adelaide Show – fabulous!
Out in the main room, the crowd had actually arrived before me and kicked off a little earlier than usual: it must be those great Pinots (both colours) luring people in the doors! Gorgeous canapés of Mediterranean food made its way to the masses and was greeted with a cheer in one corner – someone was obviously impressed!
We’re definitely heading into the party season, with more and more reasons to join Uncorked on a Friday afternoon to celebrate – whether it be Christmas drinks, end of year exam celebrations or summer catch-ups. The fun atmosphere at Uncorked was heightened by the fact National Wine Centre was having an exceptionally busy evening with weddings and Christmas parties all looking out over the main courtyard. I’m happy to say that the best thing about our night was the fact we were there simply to celebrate great wine!