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February 2018
$225

Introductory Wine Appreciation – Two Evenings in February

Wednesday 21 February @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

2 Evening Sessions Course – Session 1: Wednesday 21 February/ Session 2: Wednesday 28 February  Back-to-Basics over two fun and informative sessions. 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 classics along with the new and exciting fashion wines. Explore the influence of wine making on flavour and style. Learn why you like the wines you do and know…

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March 2018
$150

Clare Valley Today at Lolli REDINI

Tuesday 6 March @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

I love the Clare Valley and reckon its often overlooked in favour its brash neighbour, the Barossa. Expect top rieslings, some new wave reds and classic savoury flavoured shiraz and cabernets. And, of course, Sim’s terrific  food.

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$99

Turkey in a Glass

Wednesday 7 March @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

There’s more and more talk about the historic cradle of wine – the hub of Georgia, Iran, Armenia and Turkey.   Our winemakers are emulating the wine styles and traditions of these ancient winegrowing lands.  One thing we are yet to adopt is the indigenous grape varieties. To help clarify the names of the varieties and guide us through the history and the wines of Turkey, I’ve asked Tan Sumer from Opal Wines to present his portfolio. Tan is a young…

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$195

Introductory Wine Appreciation at Ferment

Monday 12 March @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This Back-to-Basics workshop is essential for newcomers to wine and great for those that ‘know what they like’ but not sure why. We’ll discover ‘what is wine?’ How do we taste? Taste the cornerstone classic grape varieties and explore the influence of wine making on flavour and style. The course would be useful for those working in Orange’s growing throng of cellar doors. All wines included plus Ferment’s delicious cheese and charcuterie.

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$200

Introductory Wine Appreciation at Robert Stein Wines, Mudgee

Tuesday 27 March @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

I’m thrilled to be presenting my classic Introductory Wine Appreciation course at Robert Stein 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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$55

World Malbec Day

Wednesday 28 March @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

April 17 is World Malbec Day, however as I’ll be sipping a nero d’Avola in Sicily on the day, please join me for a Malbec inspired preview on 28 March. This is an informal tasting in the style of the fun and friendly GT WINE Magazine Star Performers nights. I’ll round up a bunch of Argentinean malbecs to pit against Australia’s best with a focus on Langhorne Creek. A handful of Cahors and some suitable tannin gobbling protein will ensure…

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April 2018

La Bella Vita – wine tour of Italy with Renaissance Tours

Tuesday 3 April @ 8:00 am - Wednesday 18 April @ 5:00 pm

Taste your way through three of Italy’s great wine regions – Veneto, Piedmont and Sicily – with visits to private wineries and fine dining in the company of ‘The Wine Man’, Peter Bourne. Experience Italy’s bella vita with a glass of wine in hand, as Peter Bourne leads you through the rich traditions of Italian winemaking in regions that have been producing wine for more than 2,000 years. Travel through Veneto, home of the dry, crisp Soave and the rich,…

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