READ: Introducing ‘el Rosa Wine Club’, A Weekly Wine Tasting Series With Live Music In Bondi
Words by: Guy Webster
This winter, dust off your best faux-fur coat, get those pinkies out and get ready to unlock your best bougie-self because we’re hosting a Wine night every Friday in June at Hotel Ravesis.
Three years ago we (Only Everything) established ‘el Rosa’, an epic Friday dance party in Bondi to help wind down the truly tiring working week (every week). We brought together local DJs, killer artists, and the best in food and brew each week from 8pm to 1am - and it's been a fun 3 years to say the least. This year we’re spicing things up a bit with the addition of ‘El Rosa Wine Club’. Basically, it’s a pre-party wine tasting designed to shake out those work-week blues with samples of great wine, live mood music, and damn nice vibes.
Expert wine-lover and sommelier-stud, Todd Slater highlights 24 boutique wines from around the globe (6 each week) hailing from the Hotel Ravesis new vino list. Each week has a specific theme carefully chosen by Slater to give you a wine-tasting tour that you might just learn something from, and each theme doubles as a perfect Tinder description should you need one…
Held upstairs at Ravesis, each Friday also features live instrumental musicians from 6pm to 8pm. You’ll be swirling wine, and bitching about John from Accounting, in full lounge bar ambience. It’s the classiest of pre-drinks, really….Plus, if you end up enjoying one of the wines you’ve sampled, you’ll get to grab a bottle at 30% off the list price.
Expect live music by
+ Weekly Local DJ’s on rotation from 8pm
Not bad, uh? And the wine lineup you ask? Read on…
Fresh, Vibrant & Moorish - Friday 7th
Trimbach Riesling / Alsace, France
Nick Spencer Pinot Gris / Hilltops, NSW
Dappled Chardonnay / Yarra Valley
Scorpo Rose / Mornington Peninsula
Domaine Metrat Chiroubles Beaujolais / Beaujolais , France
Mt Majura Tempranillo / A.C.T.
Mediterranean - Friday 14th
Yume Pet Nat / King Valley, Vic
Santadi Vermentino / Sardinia, Italy
Pieropan Soave Classico / Veneto, Italy
Scala Rosato / Calabria, Italy
Terras de Grifo Reserve Touriga / Douro, Portugal
Pietradolce Etna Rosso / Mt Etna, Sicily, Italy
Sunny, Stylish & Rich - Friday 21st
Heavy Petting Pet Nat / Riverina, N.S.W
S.C. Pannell Pinot Grigio / Adelaide Hills, S.A.
Ampel Pinot Noir / Tasmania
Muzard Bourgogne Rogue / Santennay, Burgundy, France
Cherubino Laissez Faire Shiraz / Great Southern, W.A.
Hey Hey Malbec / Mendoza, Argentina
Bright, Dark & Delicious - Friday 28th
Big Easy Radio Fiano Vermentino / Langhorne Creek, S.A.
Tamburlaine Reserve Semillon / Orange , N.S.W.
Mount Mary Reflexion Fume Blanc / Yarra Valley, Vic
Farr Rising Pinot Noir / Geelong , Vic
Saint Domain Cotes du Rhone / Rhone Valley, France
Thomas Sweetwater Shiraz / Hunter Valley, N.S.W.