The Perfect Pairing with Michael Hartley
Wine and cheese are ageless companions. Two of life’s greatest culinary pleasures and when perfectly paired in balance, it’s truly a delicious experience. But where do you begin when there are so many considerations that play on the flavours of wine together with cheese, such as texture, acidity, fat and tannins? The new Steves Winter… View Article
Now Serving Mottainai Lamb at Steves
Mottainai lambs are raised on the coastal plains of Lancelin, Western Australia where ancient limestone sands meet the rugged outback. They are being hailed by chefs around the world as some of the best lamb every produced. From our head chef, Naomi Bulner… “We are very excited to be one of the few venues in… View Article
What led to champagne’s iconic status?
Champagne is without a doubt the worlds most celebrated and celebratory wine. But what led to champagne’s iconic status? Vines were first planted in Champagne by the Romans in 50BC. Since that time Champagne as a region has survived countless invasions, revolutions and wars, which have razed towns, cathedrals and villages to the ground, and… View Article
McHenry Hohnen Vintners Lunch WrapUp
Sundays’ festival of McHenry Hohnen Vintners kicked off in the Winestore with some delectable canapes, the new release of the 2017 Rocky Road Semillon Sauvignon Blanc and the first vintage of the brand new Rocky Road Rose made from 100% tempranillo. Host and McHenry Hohnen owner Murray McHenry alongside Winemaker Japo Dalli Cani and Brand Ambassador Michael Hartley, guided… View Article
We go together, like wine and cheese
Cheese and wine, a match made in heaven right? Well, not always, but it can be if a few simple rules are followed. Cheese naturally has a high fat content and as such coats your palate, softer cheeses more so, as such a wine should have a high acid content, think Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay…. View Article
5 things to consider when planning your next function!
Show me the Money! Budget considerations. It can be easy to get carried away when planning a function, so choose a budget and stick to it! Don’t be afraid to get quotes from different companies to compare prices and work out which one delivers the best value. Downloading a budget planner template or creating an… View Article
Steves resident Sommelier; Wine Buying Tips
Finding it hard to pick a gem? Michael Hartley shares his top wine buying tips, be it for a midweek quaffer or something a bit special for a dinner party.