Introductory Wine Appreciation in Orange – Mondays 4 and 11 March

  2 Evening Sessions Course – Session 1: Monday 4 March / Session 2: Monday 11 March 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 […]

Riesling Workshop

Riesling is one of the world’s noble grapes with purity, precision (it does come from Germany, after all) and incredible longevity. Riesling can be dry or sweet, drunk young or old with equal pleasure. Riesling arrived in Australia 150 years ago and has settled into the Eden and Clare Valleys in South Australia with marvellous […]

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting – Italian Whites

Italian white grapes are very new to Australian winegrowers but they’re playing an increasingly significant role – especially when you consider the evolution of our environment. Why? Because fiano and vermentino come from warm regions- Campania and Sardinia respectively.  This was a terrific tasting. Not only did the Australian emigres look good but a number […]

Introductory Wine Appreciation – Two Evenings 12 & 19 February

2 Evening Sessions Course – Session 1: Tuesday 12 February/ Session 2: Tuesday 19 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 […]

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting in Orange – Italian Whites

Italian white grapes are very new to Australian winegrowers but they’re playing an increasingly significant role – especially when you consider the evolution of our environment. Why? Because fiano and vermentino come from warm regions- Campania and Sardinia respectively.  This was a terrific tasting. Not only did the Australian emigres look good but a number […]

Chardonnay at its Best at Lolli REDINI

Chardonnay comes in all guises from sparkling to still; fresh and bright to bold and complex. We’ll explore this vinous diversity with two of top Australian sparklings and the best of Champagne. Following onto three brackets of high end Australian chardonnays from quality producers like Oakridge, Giants Steps, Mac Forbes, Ten Minutes by Tractor, Stonier […]

Chardonnay Workshop

The first workshop at Winespace will be top end Australian chardonnays in the vein of lst month’s pinot noir tasting. So lots of individual vineyard chardonnays from producers like Oakridge, Ten Minutes by Tractor, Tappanappa, Stonier and Giant steps to name a few. I’ll pop in a bracket of Kumeu River wines – arguably New […]

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting – Rosé

Spring will certainly be in the air when we taste the best of the best in the rosé category from the October/November issue of GT WINE Magazine. The tasting panel discovered some terrific (read: dry and savoury) styles from both Australia and Provence. The rosé category has exploded over the last decade but we have […]

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting in Orange – Rosé

Spring will certainly be in the air when we taste the best of the best in the rosé category from the October/November issue of GT WINE Magazine. The tasting panel discovered some terrific (read: dry and savoury) styles from both Australia and Provence. The rosé category has exploded over the last decade but we have […]

Advanced Workshop – More Pinot Please

My cellar is loaded  with top end Australian pinots – often from individual vineyard plots in the Burgundian mould. Think Hurley, Ten Minutes by Tractor, By Farr, Stonier, Montalto, Giant Steps and Oakridge. We’ll taste five brackets of three wines with a trio of masked pinots to finish – just to see if you’ve been […]