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Upcoming food and wine events in SA, including Fork on the Road's fourth birthday party, a Young Gun of Wine "sensory wonderland", Wine Wednesdays and French-inspired food in Unley.

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Fork on the Road November 18

Fork on the Road will celebrate its fourth birthday this Friday with a street food party in Light Square featuring around 30 mobile food vendors plus more than 20 craft breweries, wineries and cider producers. Fork founder Joe Noone says he’s excited to be celebrating the milestone of what started out as a “crazy idea to try my little bit of making a difference”. “I had no idea how well the first one would work, let alone envisage it growing to over 45 events attended by more than 150,000 people.” The birthday event will run from 5pm to 10pm.

Young Gun of Wine: Uncut November 19

The Young Gun of Wine awards are coming to Adelaide this weekend with Uncut, “an up-close and unfiltered look at the freshest wines and winemaking in Australia” held as part of its search to find the country’s most innovative emerging winemakers. Organisers say a CBD warehouse space (230 Flinders Street) will be transformed into a “sensory wonderland” for the event, with a three-hour tasting featuring around 60 wines from 40 winemakers, and food by The Henry Austin available for purchase. It will run from 7pm to 10pm. Tickets are $55 per person.

Guests enjoying the 2014 Young Gun of Wines event.

Guests enjoying the 2014 Young Gun of Wine event.

Variety Vintage Wine Auction Luncheon – November 18

Guests at this event will be served a three-course lunch and have the opportunity to taste and purchase wines at the National Wine Centre in support of Variety. It includes a silent auction of private-cellar collectables and a main auction of 12 wine barrels donated by prominent South Australian winemakers. Olympic gold medallist Jared Tallent will be guest speaker. Tickets are $140 per person or $1400 for a table of 10. More information and bookings here.

Wine Wednesdays at Pepe Cucina – November and December

Enjoy a night out at Pepe Cucina at Burnside Village to meet some of the state’s best winemakers and learn why their products are a good match for Salvatore Pepe’s Italian flavours. Guests will have the opportunity to try a range of wines on arrival, with a complimentary glass of their chosen wine served to them when they sit down for their meal. Wine Wednesdays will be held on November 23, November 30 and December 7. Tastings run from 6.30pm until 8pm and are open only to guests dining at the restaurant. For bookings (recommended), call 8379 8991.

Sam Scott from La Prova, appearing at Wine Wednesdays November 30.

Sam Scott from La Prova will appear at Wine Wednesdays on November 30.

Adelaide French Market – November 18 and 19

Experience French-inspired gourmet food, wine, music, entertainment and cooking demonstrations at the Bonjour Adelaide French Market, presented by the Alliance Francaise d’Adelaide. The free event is on November 18, from 5pm to 10pm, and November 19, from 10am to 10pm, at the Unley Soldiers’ Memorial Gardens.

Food available at the Adelaide French Markets.

Food available at the Adelaide French Markets.

Champagne and Sparkling Tasting – November 28

Join Apothecary for its annual Champagne and Sparkling Tasting this month. The event runs from 6pm to 7.30pm and will include a range of canapes. Cost is $58 per person. To book, call 8212 9099.

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