DID YOU SAY WINE AND COFFEE?

Love this time of the year when our new Elaia Team members settle in, get to know each other, our guests and also get the opportunity to meet Peter Caldwell, winemaker of Dalrymple Vineyards and Simon Best our Belaroma Coffee distributor.    Anything to do with wine and coffee has to be good. 

Peter Caldwell was our guest speaker at our Team Wine Tasting held at the beginning of March.  Accompanied by Phil Meyer, distributor of Samuel Smith & Negociants they both enlightened, charmed and entertained our team members in all things wine, wine making, tasting and even opening bottles of wine with a cork!

We sampled 12 wines in total – 6 white and 6 red and yes there was a pizza break in the middle because wine always tastes better with food.  

Some of the favourites were the Tasmanian Dalrymple Single Site Bicheno Pinot Noir, Parish Vineyard Riesling, Jansz Single Vineyard Vintage Chardonnay and the Yalumba Scribbler Cabernet Shiraz [sa] got a few votes as well

We had a few laughs at the individual 'tasting notes'.. so don't be surprised if they use them on you when they suggest your next bottle of wine!

Now for the coffee...later that week, our Team Members also had the opportunity for some Barista training.   

Simon our Belaroma Coffee distributor was the trainer for the day and covered all the basics of making espresso, understanding the equipment, grinder adjustment, milk preparation and latte art. 

It was great to see them get back to work excited, enthusiastic and ready to put their Barista skills to the test!   

Look forward to seeing you all soon. 

Ritsa, Perry and the Elaia Team.

#coffee #wine #food #dessert #elaiacafe

 

Back at Elaia.... ready to use our espresso machines.

Complete with our very own Elaia Staff Wine Manual.

Complete with our very own Elaia Staff Wine Manual.

Peter and Phil pouring a 'splash' of wine for us

Peter and Phil pouring a 'splash' of wine for us

Sampling different varietals of wine.

Sampling different varietals of wine.

Now that's a serious looking espresso machine!

Now that's a serious looking espresso machine!

Nice shots!

Nice shots!

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