An iYellow Aussie Revolution

The last iYellow event, "Revolution - Taste the New Australia", was the largest event to date! It was located at the cool 99 Sudbury event space in Toronto. There were over 100 wines available to try. That's a lot of tasting to do. I went to the event with a game plan. I was going to try to stay away from red wine. Mainly, Shiraz. Nothing against the grape. I just wanted to seek out other grape varieties from "down under". Luckily for me, there were some nice finds.

Wine lovers!
I had a wonderful time at this event. This was a great way to spend a Friday night. I have to give it to Angela Aiello of iYellow Wine Club. She is bringing wine to the people! If you're reading this and have never attended an event, I strongly urge you to come out to the next one in June - South African Braai. It will be at the chic C Lounge in downtown Toronto. I guarantee that you'll have a blast. 

Winemaker at Plunkett-Fowles
I spoke with a few of the winemakers who were pouring their wines. They had such cute accents! Well, I guess we have the accents according to them. :)

I didn't even taste half of the wines that were available. It was hard to find the time between eating and talking with people.  There was an oyster bar, a pig roast and lots of hors d'oeuvres. Sigh. I know, hard life.

Yabby Lake Cooralook Pinot Gris $14.95

Kangarilla Road Shiraz $18.95

James Oatley Tic Tok Sauvignon Blanc $14.95

Jansz Rose NV $24.95

Pikes Clare Hills Riesling $14.95

McWilliam's Hanwood Estate Moscato NV $13.95

Australia doesn't only offer Shiraz and Shiraz blends. There are some great whites to be savoured such as Pinot Gris, Riesling, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. As I'm writing this, I'm going through the booklet that was given to us with a list of all the wines. There were many wines that I didn't get to try. Too bad for me. I'll have to seek them out at the wine shop. I'm also reading about A+ Australian Wine. They partnered the event with iYellow to give us this fabulous night. I like what they have to say on the inside cover of the booklet:

"Just being 'good' and saying 'Australia' on the label is no longer enough to tell the true story of Australian wine" -

Enjoy some pictures I took throughout the night. Hard to capture good pictures with an old iPhone camera. It's all I had with me. :)