Wine Tasting at the Docs

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Wine Tasting at the Docs

Postby Dive in wine tanks » Mon, 12 Feb 2007 10:31 pm

Well all I have been diving into some wine tanks and low and behold this time I managed to bring back a taste.
Due to the genourosity of Graeme Leith at PASSING CLOUDS, you will have the chance to try three of there wounderful wines,

2005 CHARDONNAY
This robust wine made at Passing Clouds from Kinggower and Axedale grapes is unoaked and shows the true stone fruit and butterscotch flavours of warm climate Chardonnay. An excellent accompaniment for rich fish and poultry dishes.
(maybe the Doc's scallops on the night for a comparison or Dave might bring anouther cray)

2006 Sauvignon Blanc
Made at Passing Clouds entirely from Savignon Blac grapes grown on the granite sands of Philip and Ann Adam's vineyard at Zonnebeke, Rheola, five kilometers from the winery at Kinggower, central Victoria. It was picked at low sugar levels to preserve the lively natural acidity and gooseberry/tropical fruit flavours of this clasic variety.

2003 GRAEME'S BLEND SHIRAZ CABERNET
Rich full red with bouquet of berrys, hints of blackcurrent dark chocolate and a little vanilla cedar from the oak. One of the best Graeme's Blends reminisent of the early`80s but showing more fruit and concentration due to the age of the vines.
(one of my favourite wines from Graeme's winery)

So please bring a glass and come and join us at the Scuba Doctors to try these wounderfull wines. WHEN did I here you ask??? Saturday 3rd March at 5pm
http://www.bendigowine.org.au/PassingClouds/index.asp


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Postby neilegend » Tue, 13 Feb 2007 5:48 pm

Dear God i hope im on at pakenham that night as that would be an 11pm start, if im cranbourne i start at 6.15 pm :( .
sounds great Edwin, one of the things i hate about being a nightshift worker is not getting to enjoy my wines!! ( i dont think wine is really a breakfast food!!)
the Shiraz Cabernet sounds brilliant, well they all do, that just made me drool reading the despcriptions!!


i want to be under the sea, i breath my air by the tank !.
so far 80+ dives and trying to get more every week or two.
lets face it the bay is the best dive site until, now, brumby buggers it up! NO to dredging! no matter which person leads the State.

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Postby Hev » Wed, 14 Feb 2007 12:34 pm

Bother Bother Bother - I'm going to the Theatre that afternoon. Will have to pass this time - hopefully you get enough interest that they'll be willing to do it again.



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Postby lloyd_borrett » Sat, 17 Feb 2007 9:04 am

Check out the event flyer prepared by Valerie Fear.
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Postby lloyd_borrett » Thu, 01 Mar 2007 9:51 am

G'day,

With the wine tasting coming up at 5pm on Saturday 3rd March I was thinking of coming down to Rye and doing a dive (boat or shore) somewhere on Saturday afternoon.

Maybe we can make it another Scuba Doctor regulars outing!

Anyone interested?

Andy is planning a boat dive on Foggy Reef early Saturday morning (see http://www.scubadoctor.com.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=66), so those wanting to make a day of it could hook into that dive as well.

Best Regards, Lloyd Borrett.



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Postby neilegend » Thu, 01 Mar 2007 4:55 pm

i start at 6pm in cranbourne so i unfortunately cannot make it to this event - i would have loved to have though! those that do get down here for this enjoy it and have fun


i want to be under the sea, i breath my air by the tank !.

so far 80+ dives and trying to get more every week or two.

lets face it the bay is the best dive site until, now, brumby buggers it up! NO to dredging! no matter which person leads the State.

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Postby lloyd_borrett » Thu, 01 Mar 2007 8:19 pm

Well I'm trying to get a spot on the boat on saturday morning with Andy. But I'll want to do more than that anyway.

Anyone interested in a pier dive Saturday afternoon?

Best Regards, Lloyd Borrett.



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Postby Dive in wine tanks » Thu, 01 Mar 2007 9:33 pm

Hi all, Lloyd im off work but my week off is filling so quick, I feel I need ONE week on & TWO off( Hmmm have to put that one to the boss) Back to the real world??? ) Maybe Blairgowrie, Im not shore who will be around? up for it? but yer lets start the ball rolling. Anyone up fore a shory? where when on Sat afternoon?


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Postby Dive in wine tanks » Thu, 01 Mar 2007 10:47 pm

Been diving in some more wine tanks & guess what?? Yum Yum Yum. There has been some interest from other wineries, one of my favourit's may even be prepared to join us for some more insite. Of course they are interested in whats in it for them? As the wine industry is going through trying times & considering the drought + the fires things will be even tougher in the future. Its not just about us getting free booze.
Before the first SCUBA DOCTOR WINE TASTING has taken place, we have already learnt that more notice is needed for something like this , also next time (& there will be a next time) it will be by RSVP (for our benifit " the organisers"). But we need your input to make it a real success, so please give me,us some input as to what suits you all. Try these questions to begin with?

(1) Bi Monthly or
Quarterly
(2) White"s
Red"s
or Both. Whats your preference? Which do you consume the most?
(3) Sweet or Dry
(4) What NIGHT would be best for you?
(A) Friday
(B) Satarday
(C) Sunday
Rember it is only a WINE TASTING & if you DRINK & DRIVE YOUR A BLOODY IDIOT.
SO PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ACTIONS.


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Postby lloyd_borrett » Fri, 02 Mar 2007 12:42 pm

G'day,

The Boating Forecast is...
Saturday
Northeasterly winds to 10 knots tending northerly and freshening to 15 to 20 knots in the morning ahead of a southwesterly change of 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon before easing to around 15 knots at night. Possible stronger squalls with the change. Waves rising to 1 to 1.5 metres before decreasing to less than 1 metre at night.

I'm booked for a boat dive at 9:30am with Andy, but hoping to do a shore dive somewhere in the early afternoon.

How about something like Blairgowrie or Rye Pier at sometime between 12:30pm and 3pm? Unless you think somewhere else would be more suitable. I'll fit in with you Ed.

Best Regards, Lloyd Borrett.



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Postby Dive in wine tanks » Sat, 03 Mar 2007 10:58 pm

Well first I have to say sorry LLoyd for not getting back to you, so much on, so few days. On a seconed note I would have to say the First Scuba Doctor Wine Tasting was a complete sucsess#*? succesh? sushshesh?" you know what I meen, we enjoied it". Firstly Leo & George came forward with a scallop dive on Friday to help supply the Doc for his excelent beer batterd scallops, I was forced," no, hancuffed to the scallop bag to make me go along of course. Thanks guys, the mussels were a reel bonus. The evening was started with open chit chat around a busy scuba shop, Helena & Stewie bringing in the rebreathers , Lloud after his days diving (check out his Web for more detail) Tony & partner whom I didnt cath up with, (another time), Ken & Tak Che (hope thats spelt right) They did Blargowrie I believe, Marie & Dave, & the list goes on. The Wines were greatfully excepted & truly enjoyed, as were the food platters supplied by Val, Marie, Barbs & Shirley. If any one would like to order any of these wines please feel free to contact myself on this site or phone 0438 579939 and I will see what I can do. Thanks to all 20+ for there atendance & we will see you all at the SEA FOOD NIGHT in the near future, SEE THE DOC FOR DETAILS. Special thanks to all that made an effort to make this a great night.


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