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August 2017
$55

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting – Grenache and blends

Wednesday 9 August @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The GT WINE Magazine tasting panel recently tasted their way through 70 Australian grenache and grenache blends – in the GSM style.  This workhorse variety is often overlooked in the rush to pinot or adoration of shiraz. Naturally the best wines came from McLaren Vale and the Barossa – but were the pure grenache wines better than the blends? Come and taste for yourself.

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$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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September 2017
$125

Tempting Tempranillo

Wednesday 20 September @ 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 @ 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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$55

Chardonnay Tasting in Orange

Monday 30 October @ 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
$150

Tasmania Today at Lolli REDINI

Tuesday 14 November @ 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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