Drinking vino, snacking on dairy foods and devouring gourmet salumi is most people's idea of a great afternoon — and, come Saturday, July 28, it's Gerard's Bar's as well. Between midday and 2pm, the Fortitude Valley venue is hosting a wine-tasting arvo with bites to go with it. Even better: it's only $35.
At Wine Meats Cheese, you'll enjoy all of the above, with lesser-known varietals in the spotlight. Producers getting their time to shine — and, to dance across your tastebuds — include Tonic & Chalmers, Billy Button and Hither & Yon.
It's the latest event in what the James Street bar has previously called a "wine adventure", but however they badge it, it's an ace excuse to discover new drops while feasting on artisan cheese and charcuterie. The usual advice applies: arrive with a thirst for top wine and a taste for the perfect accompaniments.
And, because it's part of this year's James St Food and Wine Trail, this delicious session also includes honey samples from Bee One Third Honey as well.