PRINCE WINE STORE SYDNEY OPENS in ROSEBERY
Jon Osbeiston, arguably the best expert in French and Italian wines in Australia, not to mention his encyclopaedic knowledge of the Australian wine scene, had sold his Ultimo Wine Centre store to Vintage Cellars, part of the Coles/Westfarmers empire in April 2013. He stayed behind the counter for anther 18 months up until late last year when he joined forces with reputable Melbourne wine experts, the well named Prince Wine Store. I bumped into Jon a couple of times over the last few days quite by chance and I decided to pay him a visit last Friday. And I was impressed!
Obviously, PWS is not yet stocked with the old and iconic wines that are still awaiting clients in Ultimo, but Jon and the team in Melbourne have certainly assembled a great choice of wines from the humble 10$ bottle to more upmarket Australian, French and Italian labels.
The success of the Prince Wine Stores in Melbourne was in part due to their very successful wine tasting evenings. An upstairs room has been fitted in the Sydney store and I will report in due time!
Great location, near the most up and coming, growing suburb of Sydney, south of the CBD in Rosebery, Zetland and near Alexandria. Warehouses are replaced by designer apartments and new and fabulous cafes and restaurants are sprouting all around the place to cater for a cashed up , multicultural and savvy younger generation, like Milano Torino, Da Mario and the quirky Kitchen by Mike to name my three favourites in the area. We wish you all the best for this new venture, Jon!
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.
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