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Restaurant Australia to host London pop-up dinners to showcase country's wine and food

Published:  12 September, 2014


Thirty benchmark Australian wines have been chosen to be served at the series of pop-up dinners to be held by Restaurant Australia in London later this month.

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Thirty benchmark Australian wines have been chosen to be served at the series of pop-up dinners to be held by Restaurant Australia in London later this month.

The initiative hopes to showcase the best in Australian food and wine through a series of week long dinners at Australia House, where some 1,000 diners will be served across six State-themed dinners between September 22 and September 27.

Organised by Tourism Australia the event includes 30 wines chosen by Wine Australia and the event's compere Justin Knock MW that best reflect the country's diversity and regional wine offer.

Wine Australia will also help run two free pour tastings prior to two of the dinners. "These will focus on South Australia and Western Australia and will be hosted by the respective State governments, said Wine Australia.

The dinners will be prepared by leading Australian chefs, Maggie Beer, Matt Stone and Shannon Bennett.

Emma Symington, Wine Australia's UK events and education manager Emma Symington said:

"This is a great chance for our producers to tell the Australian food and wine story in a context that is both fun and engaging while being completely unique to the UK market," she says.

Tickets cost £100 and can be purchased through Mail Online.

The full list of wines for each dinner are:

Monday, September 22 - South Australia Chef - Maggie Beer

? Henschke Julius Riesling, 2013

? McGuigan Shortlist Chardonnay, 2011

? d'Arenberg Derelict Vineyard Grenache, 2009

? Peter Lehmann Stonewell Shiraz, 2008

? Yalumba Museum Reserve Muscat, NV

Tuesday, September 23 - New South Wales Chef - Skye Gyngell

? Philip Shaw The Architect Chardonnay, 2013

? Brokenwood Shiraz, 2009

? McGuigan Bin 9000 Semillon, 2007

? Logan Shiraz, 2012

? Deen De Bortoli Vat 5 Botrytis Semillon, 2009

Wednesday, September 24 - Queensland Chef - Luke Rayment

? Tyrrell's Lost Block Semillon, 2013

? Devils Corner Sauvignon Blanc, 2013

? Grant Burge Filsell Shiraz, 2011

? Penfolds Bin 28, 2010

? Brown Brothers Botrytis Riesling, 2008

Thursday, September 25 - Western Australia Chef - Matt Stone

? Cullen Mangan Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, 2012

? Ad Hoc Cruel Mistress Pinot Noir, 2013

? Voyager Estate Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, 2013

? Vasse Felix Chardonnay, 2012

? Howard Park Leston Shiraz, 2010

Friday, September 26 - Victoria Chef - Shannon Bennett

? De Bortoli Phi Sauvignon Blanc, 2008

? Kooyong Clonale Chardonnay, 2013

? Robert Oatley Yarra Valley Pinot Noir, 2012

? Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch Shiraz, 2010

? Campbells Rutherglen Muscat, NV

Saturday, September 27 - Northern Territory Chef - Rachel O'Sullivan

? Yalumba Viognier, 2012

? Yangarra Old Vine Grenache, 2011

? Hewitson Gun Metal Riesling, 2013

? Paringa Estate Peninsula Pinot Noir, 2012

? Stanton and Killeen Topaque, NV