One of the great things about wine shows is that they invert the normal order of things. Like being on holiday, at a wine show it is not only perfectly acceptable but actually encouraged to get onto it before noon: That’s when the people who know and love their wine show up to taste and talk to winemakers and stock their cellars. After lunch, it’s all neck tattoos and tire-kickers looking for a cheap skinful.
Such was the case at Sunday’s excellent inaugural (and hopefully not last) Eveleigh Uncorked wine-cheese-and-food truck festival. A great event in the old railshed, it was mostly (exclusively?) NSW and ACT wines, and we Pricks were glad to see old favourites (hi, Mrs Marsh!) and make some new discoveries including Helm Wine‘s great Cabernets and Long Rail Gully‘s silky, St Emilion-like 2007 Merlot.
After the festivities, and with the Prick’s birthday coming up next week, we made a surprise detour to pick up a bit of an unexpected gift:
More on adventures with this beauty, which replaces a long-loved but ultimately unstable ghetto sous-vide rig, over the days and weeks to come. Thanks, Mrs Prick!