Liberty, Equality and Fraternity is the key to the French National Holiday – Bastille Day.
The Bastille Festival takes places from the 13th July to 16th July along Circular Quay. It’s a wonderful showcase of tradition, cuisine and entertainment.
You’ll find a full program here: bastillefestival.com.au
Patriotic Pride rather than political history is the order of the day as major events leading to the overthrowing of King Louis in the 18th Century and a now obsolete political system marked many of the pioneering traits that define our understanding of French style and experience today.
United Cellars celebrates French culture as a world leader in wine production and distribution. It’s history spans back into Roman times, it’s vineyards producing up to 8 billion bottles each year. Hundreds of years has gone into perfecting the art and treatment of a multitude of grape species. Coupled with varying climates across the regions of France renowned for wine and champagne, it’s no surprise why it leads the charge alongside Italy and Spain producing about a fifth of the world’s total wine supply.
Alan leads his team in sharing his knowledge and detailed intricacy behind each wines that are showcased in their daily masterclasses running throughout the festival.
A great selection of reds and whites are explored in the 6 Wine Masterclasses and Cheese/Food pairings this weekend.
From the refreshing acidity of the Domaine Gosseaume Sauvignon or Loire Valley to the hillside growth of the 50 year old Gamay Vines used in the Dominique Piron Beaujolais 2014, we’re given insight to an undiscovered science to wine making and fermenting that has been perfected for generations.
The Schroder Schyler Sauternes 2015 was one such stand out of note. If you prefer a sweetness to your white. Naturally, derived from the region of Bourdeux which is a Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc & Muscadelle blend.
The grapes are left to mould before fermentation. The bacteria that grows on the fruit feeds of the moisture leaving only a pure concentrate of citrus, apricot and mango. A richness that dangerously flows through each sip so smoothly.
Tickets to one of the multiple sessions are still available here: bastillefestival.com.au/wine-masterclass
Untied Cellars will also be hosting a stall at the Circular Quay festival with a special promotion only available to visitors of the Bastille Festival this weekend and are offering Free Delivery. As we all know, Woolworths through its Liquorland and BWS brands supplies close to three quarters of alcohol in Australia. Priding itself in the import of luxury wine brands, United Cellars present a special gift to Bastille Festival visitors allowing food and wine lovers to expand their wine palette.
Available only at their stall this weekend.
Mixed Case of United Cellars wine:
– 6 bottles for $79
– 12 bottles for $149
Unfortunately this is not available on their website, though you can order online, their comprehensive wine list which can be filtered by region, price or blend is available here: au.unitedcellars.com/wine[ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”253″ exclusions=”17″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails” override_thumbnail_settings=”0″ thumbnail_width=”240″ thumbnail_height=”160″ thumbnail_crop=”1″ images_per_page=”20″ number_of_columns=”0″ ajax_pagination=”0″ show_all_in_lightbox=”0″ use_imagebrowser_effect=”0″ show_slideshow_link=”1″ slideshow_link_text=”[Show slideshow]” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]
Contributor: Joseph Lloyd is a creative foodie and freelance content creator. Fun loving and ambitious person who enjoys and documents his food experiences in a witty, informal and honest blog posts. @josephlloyd_