Always on the lookout to try wines from off the beaten track, sydneycool has become a regular at these monthly taste treats. Starting with our own Hunter Valley NSW wines, the next wine flight saw some interesting wines from Heathcote and last Tuesday night’s Flight Club was very exciting with wines from Argentina. Normally a wine flight might give you one wine from a region, here you get to sample five or so wines – all well matched to small portions of casual food. Dan and the team at Hinky Dinks give us punters a rundown on the wines, complete with tasting notes, and the matched small dishes.
This month’s wines came from Michelle Parmentier and the team at Exclusive Vines – they included Tomero Torrontes – a white from high altitude vineyards in the Salta province of northern Argentina (lychee on the tongue with clean, dry finish) matched with a soft taco, braised chicken with jalapeno mayonnaise. Also was impressed with a malbec – Postales del Fin del Mundo Rosado from Patagonia (lots of berry and red fruit in this wine) and a malbec/cab sauvignon Vistalba Corte C from Mendoza (Blackcurrant and plum with hints of tobacco, chocolate and spice on the nose with intense tannins on the palate). This one was matched with slow-braised lamb shank served off the shank with roast beetroot and goat’s cheese salad.
Hinky Dink’s Tuesday Night Flight Club is casual winetasting, without the hordes that you might get at the usual wine events. The matched food is also casual and full of punch – Dan is very knowledgeable with the wines, and he’s not short of a laugh to keep wine Flight Club at Hinky Dinks a relaxed evening and a cool Sydney bar night and all that for about $55 – now that’s a pretty cool night. The next Tuesday night Flight Club is on 26th June – get along to try wines of Tasmania.
Hinky Dinks Bar
185 Darlinghurst Rd Darlinghurst Sydney 2010