A WORLD record in the pool and a fifth Games gold for Anna Meares headlines a great start for Australia at the Commonwealth Games.

    ANNA Meares shows her strength to the world in all sorts of ways — sometimes just cooking a plain old barbecue sausage.

    WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Frank Lampard will not come to Melbourne City. A touted guest stint for the 106-cap England star has fallen flat amid his New York move.

    AUSSIE sensation Dante Exum says he wants to play NBA straight away and will use the FIBA World Cup to launch into his rookie season with Utah.

    VINCENZO Nibali has confirmed his supremacy at the Tour de France with his fourth stage victory in the 18th stage from Pau to Hautacam.

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    Upcoming functions

    Please see below for a list of Long Room Wine and Food Society events in 2014: 

     Date Format  Event 
     January 29  Lunch  Old Bottle Day
     February 26  Lunch  Zema Estate & Patrick of Coonawarra
     April 2  Lunch  Squitchy Lane (Yarra Valley) and Cellar
     April 30  Annual Dinner  Cellar Evening
     May 28  Lunch  Pooley Wines (Tasmania)
     June 25  Lunch  Château Tanunda (Barossa Valley)
     July 30  Lunch  Angove (McLaren Vale)
     August 27  Lunch  Forester Estate (Margaret River)
     September 24  Lunch  Cellar Day
     October 29 (tbc)  Lunch  Rochford Wines (Yarra Valley) - Offsite
     November 26 (tbc)  AGM and Lunch  International Day - New Zealand
     December 11 (tbc)  Cocktail Party  Cellar Evening

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    Long Room Wine and Food Society July Luncheon

    Our next luncheon will be held in the Long Room with pre-lunch drinks in the Percy Beames Bar (Level 2 of the MCC Reserve) on Wednesday July 30, 2014 at 12.15pm for 12.45pm.

    The luncheon will feature wines from Angove in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia and will be presented by their chief winemaker, Tony Ingle. The wines will be complemented by a menu selected by Epicure and wine and food master, Paul Kinross.

    Members may bring up to two guests to the luncheon.

    Bookings will be processed on a first-in basis and as functions are always extremely popular you will need to get your reply in early to avoid disappointment.

    Although members are encouraged to mix, if you have any seating preference please indicate this in the seating request field and we will endeavour to accommodate you.

    Bookings for this function will close on Thursday July 24 .

    Please note bookings for this function are only for members of the Long Room Wine & Food Society.

    Book here