From caramel to cabernet, sausages to scallops, the Good Food and Wine Show is back for 2013 to celebrate Australia’s love affair with good food and those who create it.
Now in its 13th year, The Good Food & Wine Show, 28-30 June, will feature a host of old crowd favourites along with a number of new attractions and experiences including appearances from international and home grown celebrity chefs such as Ainsley Harriott, Curtis Stone, Maggie Beer and Miguel Maestre,.
This year’s show will also host a range of Australia’s best producers, exhibiting everything from natural, gluten and preservative free sausages, to artisan French caramel, to authentic Sri Lankan curry pastes.
With a wide range of enticing attractions, unique experiences, tasty samples, and interactive activities, The Good Food & Wine Show is not to be missed in 2013!
To find out more about The Good Food & Wine Show, visit www.goodfoodshow.com.au
The long line up to get into the show moved surprisingly quickly, and once inside there was no question as to whether it was worth it! Ainsley Harriott was cooking up a storm right infront of us, and it wasn't too early for wine tasting! Some of my highlights included celebrity chefs, gourmet cheeses, delicious Nespresso coffee, rich Italian chocolate and fantastic show exclusive sales on all of the above. Beer and whiskey tasting kept the husband busy - although the chilli beer was so hot it needed a beer to wash it down! All kinds of flavours, experiences and cooking ideas were there to suit all tastes, and we couldn't go home without ordering some of our favourite wines at bargain prices and with free freight! I had a fantastic day and only wish I could have gone all three days!
Arrived at opening time on Sunday Morning, good move as the crowds really started to build about an hour or so after opening, things were getting very busy and crowded at about 1PM (they really need a one way system for the visitors).
The days of the take home bags full of freebies seem to be a thing of the past, in favour of lots of test and taste opportunities tempting you to make those once a year purchases, and we did taste and test quite a variety of items.
Great range of products on display, but can't help thinking there were way to many promoting very similar items like pickles, chutneys etc.
Got in to see Ainsley Harriott at the Celebrity Theatre, informative as well as highly entertaining.
Good fun and a great day out.
Will go back next year.
Whilst waiting in line to enter the Food &Wine show, I checked my watch and asked my friend Julie "Is 10am too early for wine tasting?". We both agreed on this one off occasion that it was not, however there were many hot breakfast options and good coffee to try first off.
There was a vast array of wine producers from all over Australia and New Zealand plying their wares. After purchasing our $3 wine glasses we were off to explore, taste and eat. Some wine producers were very willing to impart with the extensive knowledge and were more than happy to answer our questions such as 'the difference between a tokay and a muscat'.
The most unusual beverage of the day was the lychee cider. After a couple of hours of wine tasting and learning about wines, fortified wines, sparking wines and boutique beers, and sakis we headed off to the various cheese stalls. These stalls were very popular with large queues but it was worth the wait trying variations of goat cheese, bries, sharp cheddars and chilli infused fetas.
There were other nibbles to try such as saffron infused nuts, various curries and chutneys. There was also sweets such as nougats, and chocolates. I learnt that blue green algae chocolate really does exist.
After a long day was continuously walking around it was nice to try portable massage chair. Felt invigorated almost immediately. The statement that most summed it up for me was the Virgin Wines signage saying "Lifes Flat Without Bubbles". - here here. See you next year.
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