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10° & CLOUDY ON WEDNESDAY 17 JULY IN MELBOURNE
By Libby Curran
May 06, 2019
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Whisky, Wine & Fire

Sip whisky cocktails — and mugs of hot wine — as you explore many sculptures made from fire.
By Libby Curran
May 06, 2019
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Few combinations sound like they could take the edge off winter quite like that of whisky, wine and roaring fire. So things are set to get very cosy when Caulfield Racecourse hosts its annual festival dedicated to this very trinity, from Thursday, July 18 to Sunday, July 21.

The second edition of Whisky, Wine & Fire will see punters fending off that Melbourne chill in style, with a program of tastings, fire-driven feasts, hot cocktails and art.

A lineup of twelve top Aussie winemakers and eleven distillers will be showcasing their finest winter drops, from boutique shiraz to bone-warming whisky creations. Some of the names you'll see on the boozy lineup include Laphroaig, Maker's Mark, Glenmorangie, Ardbeg and Starward.

On the food front, you'll catch a diverse spread of pop-up restaurants, playing with fire to deliver a menu full of heat- and smoke-driven fare. Pastuso's Alejandro will be serving smoky meats and whisky-cured pastrami jaffles, while Charlie Carrington from Atlas Dining will be dishing up smoked ham hock and shrimp gritz.

Milk and Cow will also be bringing its many cheeses, Bluebonnet its low-and-slow meats and Tokyo Tina its baos and yakitori. For dessert, Glacé's Christy Tania will have chocolate and whisky lava cakes and sticky date puddings with whisky caramel sauce.

The entertainment offering promises to warm those cockles, too — think, live tunes, expert-led booze talks and a theatrical fire sculpture garden to wander through, preferably with a hot toddy in hand. Tickets are $16.50 and include a reusable tasting glass.

Whisky, Wine & Fire will run from 5.30–10.30pm on Thursday, 5.30–11pm on Friday, 4–11pm on Saturday and 4–9pm on Sunday.

Updated June 18, 2019.

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