Grape news, Brisbane. The Osbourne Hotel’s Shiraz Showdown returns! | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Grape news, Brisbane. The Osbourne Hotel’s Shiraz Showdown returns!

Listen up wine lovers, because it’s about to go down.

In the mood for Australia’s favourite red wine, Brisbane? You bet shiraz!

Luckily, the Osbourne Hotel has heard your pleas for a season of shiraz appreciation and have responded in kind by bringing back their highly popular Shiraz Showdown series for all to enjoy.

For four events poured over fifteen days, this is one series all about that red, red wine. Read on down below!

Barossa Bottomless Brunch | September 7 | $60

The joy of brunch is that it’s halfway between breakfast and lunch. Coupled with bottomless shiraz, this brunch is bursting with grape potential!

Revel in shiraz, sourced from the best vineyards in the Barossa Valley, alongside mac and cheese croquettes, pulled pork savoury waffles, shakshuka, and more under the awesome guidance of wine expert BJ Jull at this tasty brunch event. Tickets can be bought here.

Not Quite Shiraz Degustation | September 11 | $75

Not quite shiraz, you say? How syrah, how syrah…

For those who have a bone to pick with this classic Australian wine, look no further than Cutting Wine’s David Bone and his ultimate wine-and-dine event! Buy a ticket and head in on hump day to enjoy a night of unique blends like shiraz cabernet, shiraz/ viognier, and grenache/shiraz alongside five decadent courses from 6pm.

Shiraz and Jazz Long Lunch | September 15 | $70

The old jazz and shirazzle dazzle, ‘ey? Swing into the Osbourne Hotel on Sunday, September 15 for their brilliant Shiraz and Jazz Long Lunch! From 1pm-3pm, partake in bottomless Torbreck shiraz and a smoked meat and seafood feast curated by the Hotel’s very own head chef Ben King. A ticket is a must (and jazz hands optional).

Shiraz Showdown | September 22 | $15-$40

It’s when the Osbourne’s shiraz season wines down that the real fun begins! Go down in history (while downing irresistible red wines) on Sunday, September 22 by buying a ticket to the Shiraz Showdown final event! Get ready to taste test the country’s best shiraz before putting on your critic hat and deciding with fellow guests which one is the best of them all.

Upgrade to the $40pp package and a decadent Sunday roast alongside tasting tokens will also be waiting for you at this picture pour-fect event!

Time flies when you’re having one too many wines! Which one of the Osbourne Hotel’s events will you be springing into this shiraz season?

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Words by Jacqueline Pon
- the gourmand looking near and syrah for her red wine fix.