There are good ideas (like sliced bread) and then there are really good ideas (like the Adelaide Wine Markets). The Markets are held every couple of months at the laid-back Market Shed on Holland; the perfect venue to host such a fun and explorative event. The January 2020 edition of the Markets was a Rose Rumble. Market goers tried the rose on offer from each of the wineries and then voted for their favourite, with the most popular crowned as the champ. There was loads of pink, lots of laughter and good chats were had. What a fun way to get tipsy!
Not being a huge rose drinker, I found this event to be a learning experience and quite a bit of fun. I discovered that I do not dislike all rose and that I actually really like some. There were a few producers that had put their creative caps on and come up with something unusual and wonderful and this was very much appreciated!
Newcomers to the Markets, the team from Terra do Rio, shared their most fantastic rose. It was unexpected and full; a great accompaniment to air with no food needed. The next impressive drop of rose was served up by our friends at Saint & Scholar. Their sparkling was pretty tasty too and somehow a bottle of it founds its way into my bag… We also learned, from their dashing sales rep, that Saint and Scholar offer curated pairings of wine and sweets at their cellar door in Verdun. Now that’s worth a drive to the hills!
For those playing at home, Dabblebrook took out the crown. Congratulations!
Words by Vanessa De Chellis