Drink your way through St Valentine’s Day in 2014

St Valentine’s Day is upon us again. Either it makes you all warm and fuzzy and evokes images of flowers and chocolate or is makes you feel a little ill with all the mushy stuff in the air. Regardless of how this day makes you feel, we’ve got a few liquid events that will keep you busy. Loved up, or with a best friend.

For the Wine lover

 Picnic hamper spread

Things are changing out at Chandon’s Winery. A new menu at Greenpoint Brasserie, the winery’s onsite restaurant is bringing in things like Slow cooked duck leg, confit potato, broccolini, cherry and black pepper glaze with a pinot gel, Potato and leek tart with Yarra Valley Persian feta, roasted cherry tomatoes and roquette, and Tuna Nicoise with slow cooked egg yolks, potato, beans, herbs and a mustard emulsion. But the real kicker here is the new picnic hampers that can be ordered in advance and enjoyed in the property’s lawn. Hampers include paté, Serrano Jamon, kalamata olives, and salted caramels that are worth their weight in gold. Hampers cost $150 for two people. Wines can be purchases on top of this.

For the Tea drinker in all of us

The Mexican Tea PartyEau de Vie, one of our city’s finest cocktail bars is having some fun with tea throughout the month of February. Nature’s Cuppa organic tea has teamed up with the bar to present four unique drinks including one mocktail, for those of us participating in FebFast. We’re looking forward to trying the Green Harvest, a mix of Riesling, citrus vodka, lemon, strawberry jam, Nature’s Cuppa Green Tea and a touch of honey.

For the Beer buff

Beer DeLuxe Fed Square - Beer Garden Deck Bar 

When it comes to beer, we love a craft brew and something new. Beer Deluxe, known for their selection and their new beer garden are one of very few venues to be serving Carlton Draught fresh and unpasteurised beer on tap. Those who make the brew are saying that aside from tasting it straight from the brewery, this is as good as it gets. Beer DeLuxe will receive a weekly delivery of the stuff meaning there is plenty to go around.

For the Cocktail lover

The Understudy

The team down in The Understudy below 1806 loves their degustations. For Valentine’s Day they will be busting out a four-course degustation with matched food bites from their brand spanking new menu. Expect the weird but mainly the wonderful with this one as they use smoke and mirrors, literally, to make their concoctions. 

Shop the Feature

Simone Perele Bra

Be Mine Clutch

Red Lipstick

 Simone Perele Insolence Bra

Charlotte Olympia Be Mine Clutch

Giorgio Armani Rouge Lipstick
La Prairie Anti Aging Heart Plate Heart Ring
La Prairie Anti-Aging Eye and Lip Perfection Valentine’s Day Plate Karen Walker Mini Heart Ring

Grey and Red Heart Jumper

Perfume Candle

Chinti and Parker Heart Cashmere Jumper

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum 50ml

 Diptyque Tubéreuse Rouge Candle

 Eye Liner

Black and White Heart Jumper  Briefs 

Lancôme Artliner liquid eyeliner 

 L’Agence Heart Cashmere Jumper  Simone Perele Insolence Brief

About the author

Yoga teacher, writer, blogger, and marketing whiz – it’s safe to say Amy Collins is a busy little lady. Her idea of a stellar evening is yoga class followed by a glass of wine. Her favourite quote: “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”


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