Wine and Food Club: ‘Vintage’ start for Wine and Food Club at Harry Hall
A.full house at Jed Hawkins’ (‘01) new venture, Harry Hall in Glenferrie Road, Malvern, on 18 February, got the Old Scotch Wine and Food Club off to a ‘vintage’ start in 2015. Having begun in the cafe business at the tender age of 24, Jed is now developing a strong following among locals with his commitment to quality at Harry Hall.
At the club function, Malcolm Stopp from Peter Lehmann Wines ran a master class on reisling, semillon, cabernet and shiraz, offering current releases and releases from as far back as 2001.
A change of style on 18 March attracted a younger group to Purvis Beer in Richmond. Craig Purvis (‘80) has branched out from his Surrey Hills business, and now operates this well-known boutique beer outlet, stocked with about 1,000 beers. Craig took us through a range of international beers of varying styles. It was a real experience and an education on an evolving industry.
The Scotch Family is replete with high flyers in the wine and food industry. The Wine and Food Club had already had Phillip Jones (‘63) from Bass Phillip, John Thomson (‘65) from Crawford River, Ben Portet (‘98) from Dominique Portet Wines, Ivan McQuilkin (‘67) from Yarrambat Estate, and Nick Brown (‘97) from All Saints present wonderful tastings.
On 6 August, Matt Fowles (‘97) will host a wine tasting focusing on the wonderful wines from Fowles Wines in the Strathbogie area.
DOUG LORDING (‘64)
ABOVE: DOUG LORDING ('64), JED HAWKINS ('01), MALCOLM STOPP AND GREG BAKER.