Posted April 15, 2018 08:18:53 A wine-making table at a local bar can be a bit of a pain in the ass for any aspiring wine connoisseur, but the task is less daunting when you’ve got a bottle of Red Table wine to show off.
It’s a relatively new phenomenon in Australia and New Zealand, with more than half a dozen wine bars and wine shops across Australia having already rolled out the wine-tinging-table concept in recent months.
A table of red wine on a wine bar table Source: News.au / Channel Ten “It’s definitely an opportunity for people to have a beer or two,” said owner of Red Wine in Melbourne’s CBD, Andrew Curnow.
“There are a lot of different wines and a lot more to explore, so I think that it’s an opportunity to have some fun and enjoy a glass of wine with your friends.”
The idea is a simple one: a small glass of red table wine is placed over a small, circular table, which can be tilted to show the temperature of the wine and the temperature at which it was aged.
Red table wine will also be served in a cup.
“When I first started doing this, the idea was to have wine tasting tables, not just a wine tasting table,” Curnows co-owner of Red Water in Brisbane said.
“I love wine tasting and I love having a wine and beer tasting table, so this is a very good opportunity to do that.”
There are wine bars in Sydney and Melbourne, and in Melbourne there’s a lot, but I think Red Table is the first one that’s been actually built in the Australian wine capital.
“The concept, which is not new to Australia, has been gaining momentum in recent years with a number of bars in the region opening wine-themed tables.
In Melbourne, Red Wine is a relatively small business with around 15 employees and only one employee currently employed as the company’s chief operating officer, Curnowl.”
We had a couple of people who were doing wine-and-beer tasting tables for years, but we were really just starting to make it a reality,” he said.
The idea of a wine table came to Curnews’ mind when he realised that wine was becoming increasingly available online, with some brands selling wine at a price of up to $10,000 a bottle.
Curnew said he and his colleagues were inspired by a wine shop in New Zealand called Saffron Vineyard, which had a wine restaurant called the Saffran.
“So we decided to do it ourselves.” “
The people there were just incredible, they had wine tasting, they were just awesome, they did a great job of creating the atmosphere, and we thought it would be great to create a wine tap,” he explained.
“So we decided to do it ourselves.”
Red Wine has been making wine tasting wine tables for the past four years and has recently opened up its own wine shop, Red Water.
Carnow said the concept is also being rolled out in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia, with the goal of having a full wine-serving wine bar in every community by the end of the year.
“We’ll see where it goes, but it’s really just a fun little way to celebrate the fact that wine is everywhere,” he joked.
Red Table will also offer the idea of wine tasting in the bar as part of a program, Red Table for All, to help people with their wine drinking and to get wine tasting ideas.
The Red Table Wine Tap program will also have a wine dinner for $40 and wine tasting classes for $80.
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