How to fake being a wine snob

What is a it?
It's a casual fun wine tasting that’s a bit tongue in cheek with a drop of wine education and some wine drinking tricks. Its aimed at getting people to have some fun tasting wine, not taking wine too seriously and to try something new. Themed tastings are also fun – pick a wine variety and compare and learn.

How long does it take? 
The tasting takes about 1 – 1.5 hours depending on how much talking goes on in the group. Then there is dinner and dessert. Allow 2-3 hours.

Who is the host? 
Clarissa Doran the Oxford co owner. Clarissa is not a wine expert just an enthusiastic wine drinker.

How many people? 
As you require the dining room exclusively the minimum of 12 people for lunch and 20 people for dinner. If the booking is on a Sunday or Monday evening we are a bit more flexible with minimum numbers. Everyone is seated on one table so there is a maximum of 30 people.

 

 

$50 per person

min 20 - max 30 people

Wine Class

See how different wine flavours affect the way wine and food tastes.

  • Wines will be tasted with a nibble platter of flavours – Sweet/Bitter/Salty/Spicy.
  • How and why do you taste wine – and look like you know what are doing.
  • Learn a couple of tricks on how to 'improve' wine.
  • Taste 5 wines with taste platters.

Sample Lunch

  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich Open sandwich, green goddess iceberg slaw, aged cheddar, apple chutney.
  • Crumbed Sole Fillets Crumbed Sole, potatoes, parsnip, capers, baby spinach, apple, tartare.
  • Oxford Salad Halloumi, broccoli, green beans, red cabbage, edamame, almonds, pumpkin seeds.
  • Grilled Bratwurst Mushrooms, stir-fried silverbeet, onions and capers, potatoes, poached egg.


Optional Extras

Dessert & Wine Match $22 pp

  • Dessert Duo. Matched with a tasting of two dessert wines. 

Or Choose from Dessert Menu

  • Full dessert menu available for those who want it $14 each.


Additional glasses of the tasting wines will be available for purchase.

 

$65 per person

min 20 - max 30 people

Wine Class

See how different wine flavours affect the way wine and food tastes.

  • Wines will be tasted with a nibble platter of flavours – Sweet/Bitter/Salty/Spicy.
  • How and why do you taste wine – and look like you know what are doing.
  • I’ll show you a couple of tricks on how to 'improve' wine.
  • Taste 5 or 6 wines with taste platters. Depending on wines.

Seasonal Main

Everyone has the same dish. Advised prior to function.


Optional Extras

Dessert & Wine Match $22 pp

  • Dessert Duo. Matched with a tasting of two dessert wines. 

Or Choose from Dessert Menu

  • Full dessert menu available for those who want it $14 each.


Additional glasses of the tasting wines will be available for purchase.

 

$65 per person

min 20 - max 30 people

Wine Class

A discussion of a theme for the wine on the night.

  • Examples include Sauvignon pop quiz, The sparkling wine debate,
  • Shiraz vs Syrah, Can pronounce it, wont order it, Does price matter?
  • Taste 5 or 6 wines – depending on theme/costs

Seasonal Main

Everyone has the same dish. Advised prior to function. Meal designed to compliment the theme.

 

Optional Extras

Dessert & Wine Match $22 pp

  • Dessert Duo. Matched with a tasting of two dessert wines. 

Or Choose from Dessert Menu

  • Full dessert menu available for those who want it $14 each.


Additional glasses of the tasting wines will be available for purchase.

 

$90 per person

min 20 - max 30 people

Wine Class

See how different wine flavours affect the way wine and food tastes

  • Wines will be tasted with a nibble platter of flavours – Sweet/Bitter/Salty/Spicy
  • How and why do you taste wine – and look like you know what are doing
  • I’ll show you a couple of tricks on how to ‘improve’ wine
  • Taste 5 wines with taste platters
  • A second tasting of your favourite wine to with dinner
  • Dessert – 2 dessert wines tasters with dessert

Sample Mains

  • Sole Fillet Oven baked Sole, with a prawn, leek, pea and parsley stew, crisp chorizo
  • Chicken Twice Oven roasted breast with thigh pieces braised with bacon, celery, golden kumara and white beans
  • Grilled Ribeye Served Medium rare or well done. Buttered savoy cabbage, beef dripping potatoes, garlic butter and gravy.
  • Sample Dessert Chocolate and Cheese Plate. Dark Chocolate Marquise Plum meringue, Blue cheese and oat biscuits

Sample Dessert

  • Chocolate and Cheese. Dark Chocolate Marquise, Plum meringue, Blue cheese and oat biscuits.


Additional glasses of the tasting wines will be available for purchase