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September 2017
$125

Tempting Tempranillo

Wednesday 20 September, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Tempranillo is the native red grape of the northern plateau of Spain hitting its apogee in Rioja and in Ribera del Douro, as tinto fino. Its unique structure flavour and character lends itself to fresh bright styles (such as Joven) through to rich age-worthy versions such as Gran Reserva. Tempranillo is a newcomer to Australia and shows much promise in our similarly warm continental climate. Join Senor Pedro as we explore the best Australian tempranillo alongside of a swathe of…

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October 2017
$55

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting in Orange – Rhône White varieties

Monday 16 October, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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$55

Chardonnay Tasting in Orange

Monday 30 October, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mike Peterkin sent me a collection of 10 vintages of his hallmark Pierro chardonnay and Murray Smith has offered to dig deep in his cellar for some of his Canobolas Smith chardonnays – surely one of the most underrated in the country. It’s not a competition just an educational taste-off.

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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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$150

Tasmania Today at Lolli REDINI

Tuesday 14 November, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Expect some stellar sparklings, delightful aromatic whites, a couple of tightly woven chardonnays and a swathe of pinots. Sim and her kitchen team will serve up appropriately tasty treats.

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$150

Three Islands of Pinot Noir Playoff

Wednesday 22 November, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Three Islands Pinot Noir Playoff – Tasmania and the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Tassie is ablaze with excellent pinots and there’s lots of interesting stuff happening in New Zealand. Three brackets of 5 wines with a trio of masked pinots to finish. Pinot friendly nibbles included.  

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December 2017
$75

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting in Orange – Alternative European Sparklings

Monday 4 December, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

While Champagne may claim the high ground, France produces a plethora of scintillating sparklings, many under the enticing name of Cremant. Think Cremant d’Alsace, Cremant de Bourgogne, Cremant de Loire etc. Add in the historic appellation Limoux and the choice is endless. To help you choose, the GT WINE Magazine tasting panel gargled their way through more than 60 sparklings (my gums still ache) to pull out the best. We included Spanish CAVA, German Sekt, Italian Franciacorta and even a…

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$75

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting – Alternative European Sparklings

Wednesday 6 December, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

While Champagne may claim the high ground, France produces a plethora of scintillating sparklings, many under the enticing name of Cremant. Think Cremant d’Alsace, Cremant de Bourgogne, Cremant de Loire etc. Add in the historic appellation Limoux and the choice is endless. To help you choose, the GT WINE Magazine tasting panel gargled their way through more than 60 sparklings (my gums still ache) to pull out the best. We included Spanish CAVA, German Sekt, Italian Franciacorta and even a…

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