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June 2018

Introductory Wine Appreciation at Blue Wren Wines, Mudgee

Tuesday 26 June @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

I’m thrilled to be presenting my classic Introductory Wine Appreciation course at Blue Wren Wines in Mudgee. This Back-to-Basics workshop is essential for newcomers to wine and great for those who know what they like but not sure why. We’ll discover ‘what is wine?’ How do we taste? How do we know a ‘good’ wine and detect wine faults? What are generic styles and varietal wines all about? Taste the cornerstone classic grape varieties and explore the influence of wine…

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July 2018

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting – Barossa Shiraz

Wednesday 4 July @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The winegrowers of the Barossa Valley  produce quintessential Australian Shiraz – big, bold, lush and plush. The sort of stuff Robert Parker Jnr loves. Or so the perceived wisdom dictates. However, when the GT WINE Magazine tasting panel assembled over 60 of the Barossa’s latest offerings, a different picture emerged. While hardly trim and taut, there were plenty of more refined styles from newer names like Alex Head, Phil Lehmann and Peter Schell. Shiraz from cooler sites in the Eden…

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