Welcome to The Humble Tumbler:
Adventures in Food and Wine
Meet Clare Burder: She’s here to teach you everything you need to know about adventurous eating and drinking. Clare teaches four week wine appreciation courses and one-night-only masterclasses, designs creative corporate wine events, hosts private wine-themed parties and has just launched into the world of hosting wine and cheese nights for Melbourne’s discerning single population. She’s obsessed with wine and the art of drinking it and is on a mission to spread the gastronomic love!
**The June & July Four Week Introductory course have been released – details here!**
Designed, written and hosted by Clare, The Humble Tumbler four week introductory wine appreciation courses are designed to be interesting, interactive, informative, inspiring and fun! Each course runs one night per week for four weeks in venues all over Melbourne. The four week course is for beginners and covers all the good stuff: wine regions, wine style, grape variety, a little on winemaking and plenty on wine and food matching. Over 4 weeks you’ll swirl, sniff and (of course) drink your way through 30 premium Australian wines, eat some delicious local edibles and have a good ol’ chat about what’s in your glass. Click the button below for more info…
- SOLD OUT! Thursdays in May 6pm-8pm [9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th]; Gertrude St Enoteca, Fitzroy
- Wednesdays in June 6pm-8pm [5th, 12th, 19th & 26th] at Public House, Richmond
- Tuesdays in July 6pm-8pm [9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th] at Merricote, Northcote
Too busy for the four week course? One-night-only masterclasses run throughout the year and focus on particular theme. It might be something like a food and wine matching session; an exploration of a particular grape variety, wine style or region; a seasonal class or a speedy introduction to the world of wine appreciation. Our personal favourite is the Dinner Party Hero series – dedicated to transforming ordinary people into food and wine hero’s in under two hours! At any rate, these classes are fun, interactive, interesting and a great way to learn about wine without the commitment of a four week course.
- Fortified Wines Masterclass with Simon Killeen: Tuesday 18th June, @ Gertrude St Enoteca, Fitzroy
- Dinner Party Hero -Winter Edition: Wednesday 3rd July 6pm – 8pm @ Public House, Richmond
Clare specialises in creative, customised wine events for any occasion. From sit-down themed masterclasses to hosting cocktail-style events for 100 people or more. Discover the wondrous world of wine and impress the pants off your clients. Click here for inspiration
Tuesday 25th June @ Kommune Canteen. Bookings via RSVP.com – click link below for details
The Humble Tumbler has teamed up with RSVP.com to present a series of wine & cheese themed mixer nights in Melbourne & Sydney, hooooray! So what exactly is a mixer? 25 guys, 25 girls, 1 host, great wine, a fabulous bar and plenty of cheese. Designed for the late twenties to early forties crowd, this event is all about meeting real people, in real time who are into good food and wine. Bring a friend, bring an open mind and bring your boldest moves. What have you got to lose anyway?
You’ll need to register as a RSVP.com member (which is free) to get access to this event.
To see the event details follow this link.
This is the equivalent of ‘dipping your toe in” to the world of wine appreciation! Laneway Learning is an incredible not-for-profit initiative which connects teachers and students in the most nifty ways! Learn about everything from aerodynamics to emotional intelligence to chocolate making! Clare teaches a 75 minute palate trainer every month – which tends to sell out within the day. So, if you want in on this class, make sure you sign up for the Laneway Learning email and get in quick! Bookings through Laneway Learning only.
And there is heaps more on this site! Have a peek at reviews and testimonials, buy a gift voucher, read more about Clare – or even read her blog, and check out all the great people we’ve been involved with. Or to simply get in touch click here!
And…some recent pics from the 4-week course at Backstreet Eating…Photos by Arron Ollington