A Busy Festival Season
This October Home Make It very proudly supported the Melbourne Salami Festa 2018 & the Australian National Homebrewing Conference 2018. Both events were hugely successful, bringing together makers from around Melbourne & beyond to celebrate homemade fare & the communities that have grown around these rewarding hobbies. It was a pleasure to be involved with both these events, to witness the passion of participants & to talk to some of the many attendees.
Coming up this month, on the 11th of November, we have the Eltham & District Winemakers Guild Annual Wine Show. This is a significant milestone event for the Guild, an opportunity for winemakers & a great family event, held at the Veneto Club in Bulleen.
Melbourne Salami Festa 2018
A big round of applause to Linda Catalano & to the many volunteers who made this year's Melbourne Salami Festa such a successful event. Over 2000 people came through the gates for this two day celebration of food, music & the time honoured tradition of cured meat. Attendees enjoyed the beautiful weather & delicious salumi from around Melbourne & Victoria, with live music, market stalls, food trucks & live demonstrations.
Congratulations to the DiFazio family for taking out the People’s Choice Award, & to Penny Lane, from Healesville, winners of the Judge's Choice Award. This year's Spirit of Salami Award went to Robert Farso & Danielle Bonacci. The 2018 winner of Suburb of Origin Award is Preston!
Australian National Homebrewing Conference 2018
The Australian National Homebrewing Conference is a biennial organisational feat that brings together the Australian homebrewing community for two days of discussion, demonstrations & presentations. It's a great opportunity for amateur brewers to meet & talk about beer & brewing.
This year's international guests included Jay Goodwin, of The Rare Barrel and The Sour Hour podcast fame, Denny Conn & Drew Beechum from Experimental Brewing, Søren Erikson from NZ brewery 8 Wired, & Chris White, President & CEO of White Labs Inc. Presenters from closer to home included Allison MacDonald, President of the Pink Boots Society Australia, Topher Boehm from Wildflower Brewing & Blending, Dr. Evan Evans, Fellow at the Institute of Beer & Distilling, brewing historian Peter Symons, & local homebrewer extraordinaire Ruth Barry, who is also assistant brewer at Boatrocker Brewing Co.
Home Make It's own Steve Lamberto presented a Sausage Making Demo to an enthusiastic crowd. Home brewers are keen makers of a range of homemade fare, not limited to beer alone.
2018 Intro To All Grain Brewing Workshops
The last Intro To All Grain Brewing Workshops are fast approaching! Learn how to make great homemade all-grain beer from scratch & impress your family & friends. The workshops have limited places so we can offer a more hands-on experience.
Home Make It Reservoir:
Wednesday 7th November 2018, 6pm-8pm
Bookings accepted until Monday 5th November 2018
Book online, call 9460 2777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Home Make It Clayton:
Wednesday 28th November 2018, 6pm-8pm
Bookings accepted until Saturday 24th November 2018
Book online, call 9574 8222 or email email@example.com
Don't miss out - make your booking today!
Congratulations Peter Colussi !
Congratulations go out to Home Make It Reservoir regular Peter Colussi for his 1st Place Red Wine in the 2018 Casa D'Abruzzo Club show. Well done Peter - his first ever competitive entry!
Eltham & District Winemakers Guild Annual Wine Show
Currently the biggest amateur wine show in the southern hemisphere, Eltham & District Winemakers Guild Annual Wine Show is coming up on Sunday, 11th of November, 2018. This show provides opportunity for both members & non-members to have their wines formally evaluated by experts to the same standards applied to commercial wines.The event is a great day out for the whole family with complementary food, workshops & demonstrations. You can find it at the Veneto Club, 191 Bulleen Road, Bulleen, from 10:30 am.
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