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August 2017
$150

New Spain at Lolli REDINI

Tuesday 22 August @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

I recently co-hosted a terrific Spanish wine workshop in Sydney with Scott Wasley, the gran hombre behind Iberian importer, The Spanish Acquisition. I have a set of wines left over from the tasting and couldn’t think of a better way to share what I’ve leaned from Scott than to have a dinner at Lolli REDINI. The focus is what is new and different in the world of Spanish wine. New varieties and old ones rescued from extinction. New producers making wonderful wines…

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$150

Black Market Sake with Matt Young

Wednesday 23 August @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sake is one of the most food friendly drinks on the planet. Discover why with Matt Young of Black Market Sake. Matt was a sommelier at Aria before diving headlong into the world of sake in 2010. This portfolio includes some traditional breweries (some over 3 centuries old) and modern producers. This will be a compelling masterclass to uncover the mystery and delight of this ancient drink.

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Italian Wine + Food Festival – Sydney

Sunday 27 August @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Sydney’s favourite Italian festival is celebrating 5 years in a spectacular new venue, the Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve. Everything that’s good about eating and drinking in Italy comes together under one roof in August with the Italian Wine + Food Festival – Sydney. Just as the appeal of Italian food runs from street-style pizza-fun for the whole family to fresh-pasta finery for the connoisseur, the festival has food and drink, entertainment and information to suit everyone from spaghetti-loving kids to the…

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October 2017
$55

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting in Orange – Rhône White varieties

Monday 16 October @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The GT WINE Magazine tasting panel recently tackled the opulent white varieties of the Rhône Valley. Think marsanne, roussanne, viognier and blends thereof. The tasting covered Australia and France with a number of 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc showing well. Don’t miss this one!!

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$55

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting – Rhône White varieties

Wednesday 18 October @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The GT WINE Magazine tasting panel recently tackled the opulent white varieties of the Rhône Valley. Think marsanne, roussanne, viognier and blends thereof. The tasting covered Australia and France with a number of 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc showing well. Don’t miss this one!!

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$225

Introductory Wine Appreciation – Two Evenings

Wednesday 25 October @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

2 Evening Sessions Course – Session 1: Wednesday 25 October/ Session 2: Wednesday 1 November.  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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November 2017

Food & Wine in Central Otago with Renaissance Tours

Friday 3 November, 2017 @ 8:00 am - Sunday 7 January, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

A gourmet experience in and around Queenstown. Spectacular landscapes, a sophisticated gourmet food culture and some of the world’s best Pinot Noir wines – not to mention impressive, vivid whites – best sum up New Zealand’s Central Otago region. Join world-renowned wine aficionado Peter Bourne as he explores this region’s most outstanding wineries, offering exclusive access to some of their award-winning winemakers to discover why their wines are so internationally acclaimed. And of course no trip to this part of…

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April 2018

La Bella Vita – wine tour of Italy with Renaissance Tours

Tuesday 3 April, 2018 @ 8:00 am - Wednesday 18 April, 2018 @ 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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