Wisdom and Wine

Fine wines from France
Education, wine events, consultancy

Bass Phillip, Wisdom and Wine Master Class with Dinner

With Phillip Jones and Phill Meyer
Tuesday, 14 October 2014





Jorg’s Executive Chef, Bryce Bernhardt business partner David Christiano.


Phill Jones with Greg Baker and Phill Meyer.


Macquarie Finance Spring Luncheon

Friday 12 September 2014

Jorg Restaurant

On Arrival


Bacalla with aioli
  • NV Champagne Triolet, Talus St Prix


Chef’s selection of house charcuterie
  • 2010 Schoenheitz Alsace Riesling “Herrenreben”


Smoked tuna, crab mousse, spring herbs


  • 2010 Besson Chablis 1er Cru “Vaillons”


Chicken cacciatore, asparagus, potato roulade
  • 2011 Combe Julière Rasteau
  • 2012 La Ligière Gigondas


Baked Vienna cheesecake, stewed apple, rhubarb foam
  • 2012 La Ligière Muscat de Beaumes de Venise
Jorg ‘dark roast’ Café

Lunch and Learn with Honeylight Consulting

A Tasting of Fine Wine from France

Friday, 5 September 2014

Box Hill Golf Club


White Wines

  • 2012 Schoenheitz Vins d’Alsace Riesling
  • 2009 Schoenheitz Vins d’Alsace Pinot Gris “Linsenberg”
  • 2012 Besson Chablis
  • 2011 Alex Gambal 2011 Bourgogne Chardonnay
    2012 Schoenheitz Vins d’Alsace Gewurztraminer


Rhône Rose Wines

  • 2012 La Ligière Côtes du Rhône “Sud Absolu”

Red Wines

  • 2011 La Ligière   Côtes du Rhône “Sud Absolu”
  • 2011 Combe Julière Rasteau
  • 2011 Gambal Bourgogne Pinot Noir “Cuvée les deux Papis”


Burgundy Comes to Church St, Richmond

Friday 25 July, 2014

Church St Enoteca’s Executive Chef, Sebastian McQuarrie, has constructed a special menu to complement some of our fine wines from France for your enjoyment over lunch.

On Arrival

Oysters natural with shallot dressing and lemon

Champagne Fluteau, Blanc de Noirs, Gyé sur Seine


Baked scallop, truffled cauliflower puree, prosciutto

2011 Bachey-Legros Meursault “Les Grand Charrons”
2011 Alex Gambal St Aubin 1er Cru “Les Murgers des Dents de Chien”


Slow cooked beef ribs, lovingly braised for 12 hours in Burgundy
Served with potatoes and green beans


2011 Chopin Chambolle Musigny
2011 Beaune 1er Cru “Les Grèves”


Lemon and grappa granita


White chocolate panna cotta, grapefruit jelly, sorrel ice

2007 Schoenheitz Alsace Riesling “Herrenreben” Vendanges Tardives

Premier Cru and Grand Cru Tasting at Royal South Yarra Lawn Tennis Club

Monday 16 December, 2013



Renaudin Premier Cru 1998 Blanc de Blancs
Ch. & A. Grand Prieur 2000 Vintage

White Wine


2010 Besson Chablis Grand Cru “Les Clos”                                                       
2011 Besson Chablis Grand Cru “Les Clos”                                                       
2011 Besson Chablis Grand Cru “Vaudésir”  


2011 Bachey-Legros Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru “Morgeot”                    
2010 Gambal Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru “Maltroie”                                     
2011 Gambal Meursault 1er Cru “Les Genévrières” 

Red Wine


2011 Chopin Nuits-St-George 1er Cru “Les Murgers”                                  
2010 Jane et Sylvain Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Les Fontenys”                 
2011 Gambal Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru “Les Charmes”    


2010 Gambal Latricières Chambertin Grand Cru                                                
2011 Gambal Latricières Chambertin Grand Cru                                         

2011 Gambal Clos Vougeot Grand Cru


Royal South Yarra Lawn Tennis Club Tasting

28 October 2013



2011 Besson Chablis
2010 Besson Chablis 1er Cru “Vaillons
2010 Besson Chablis Grand Cru “Les Clos” 


White Wine from Burgundy

2010 Gambal Bourgogne Chardonnay
2011 Bachey-Legros Meursault “Les Grand Charrons” 
2011 Gambal Chassagne-Montrachet
2009 Gambal Puligny-Montrachet
2011 Gambal St Aubin 1er Cru “Les Murgers des Dents de Chien” 


Red Wine from Burgundy

2011 Gambal Bourgogne Pinot Noir “Cuvée les deux Papis” 
2011 Chopin Côte de Nuits “Vieilles Vignes”      

2011 Chopin Nuits-Saint-Georges “Bas de Combe” 
2011 Chopin Nuits-Saint-Georges “Les Charmottes” 
2010 Jane et Sylvain Gevrey-Chambertin


2011 Gambal Beaune 1er Cru “Les Grèves” 

2010 Jane et Sylvain Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru “Les Fontenys

2011 Chopin Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru "Les Murgers"

Trade Tasting at Church St Enoteca

Monday 3 June 2013

This tasting featured representative wines from our portfolio. This is a sit down tasting for a limited number of guests and will be led by Phill Meyer. The wines to be shown include:


  • Grand Prieur Blanc de Blancs, Vertus
  • Champagne Fluteau Blanc de Noirs, Gyé-sur-Seine, Aube

Bourgogne Blanc


  •   Besson 2010 Chablis 1er Cru “Montmains”
  •   Besson 2010 Chablis Grand Cru “Les Clos”
  •    Alex Gambal 2010 Puligny-Montrachet
  •    Bachey-Legros 2011 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru “Morgeot”
Bourgogne Rouge


  • Alex Gambal 2010 Bourgogne Pinot Noir “Cuvée les deux Papis”
  • Chopin 2009 Côte de Nuits Villages “Vieilles Vignes”
  • Christophe Vaudoisey 2010 Pommard 1er Cru “Les Chanlins”
  •  Alex Gambal 2010 Beaune 1er Cru “Les Greves”
  •  Alex Gambal 2009 Volnay 1er Cru “En Chevret”
  •  Alex Gambal 2010 Chambolle-Musigny

Church St Enoteca Luncheon

5 December 2012


A fine luncheon accompanied by:


2004 Olivier Horiot Blanc de Blancs Champagne (zero dosage)

2000 Ch & A Prieur Grand Millésime Brut Champagne


2010 Jacqueson Rully 1er Cru "Les Pucelle"

2010 Vaudoisey Meursault "Les Vireuils"

2010 Gambal Chassagne-Montrachet

2010 Gambal Chassagne-Montrachet "La Maltroie"

2009 Besson Chablis Grand Cru "Les Clos"


2010 Chopin Chambolle-Musigny

2010 Gambal Vosne-Romanée "Vieilles Vignes"

2010 Vaudoisey Volney1er Cru "Les Mitans"

2010 Gambal Volnay 1er Cru "En Champans"

2010 Gambal Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru "Les Charmes"

Tasting of Chablis and Burgundy

A tasting was held on 23 February 2012 showing the following wines:

      Olivier Horiot 5 sens Champagne

      2009 Domaine Besson Chablis

      2009 Domain Besson Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu

      2008 Domaine Alex Gambal Puligny Montrachet

      2009 Domaine Vincent Girardin 'St Vincent' Bourgogne Rouge

      2009 Domaine Alex Gambal Volnay 1er Cru "en Chevret"

      2009 Domaine Hudelot Noellat Nuits-Saint-Georges "Au Bas de Combe"

      2009 Streicker Vineyards Bridgeland Block Syrah, Margaret River

Tasting of Besson Chablis

The first public tasting of Domaine Besson Chablis was held on Sunday 5 February 2012.


The wines to be tasted, all from the 2009 vintage, will be:

      Domaine Besson Chablis

      Domaine Besson Chablis Premier Cru Montmains

      Domaine Besson Chablis Premier Cru Mont de Milieu

      Domaine Besson Chablis Grand Cru Vaud?sir

      Domaine Besson Chablis Grand Cru Les Cos

Also available for tasting will be:

      Olivier Horiot Champagne 2004 Blanc de Noirs

      Domaine Vincent Girardin Bourgogne rouge Pinot Noir

      “Cuv?e Saint-Vincent”

The wines were well received with the Horiot Champagne, the two Grand Crus and the Girardin Bourgogne selling out.