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June 2018
$150

Lolli REDINI and Stunning Sicily

Monday 4 June @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

My recent La Bella Vita tour took me to Sicily, which I first explored in 1995 with a group of international wine scribes. Our Sicilian hosts offered us chardonnay, merlot and cabernet, which were mundane to say the least.  Then, they almost apologetically, showed us their indigenous varieties grillo, inzolia and nero d’Avola. It was a lightbulb moment and I’ve been following the explosion of Sicilian wines ever since. The highlight of the trip was to Mt Etna – to…

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$135

Stunning Sicily

Thursday 14 June @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

My recent La Bella Vita tour took me to Sicily, which I first explored in 1995 with a group of international wine scribes. Back then, our Sicilian hosts offered us chardonnay, merlot and cabernet, which were mundane to say the least. They, almost apologetically, showed us their indigenous varieties grillo, inzolia and nero d’Avola. It was a lightbulb moment for me and I’ve been following the explosion of Sicilian wines ever since. The highlight of the trip was to Mt…

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$200

Introductory Wine Appreciation at Blue Wren Wines, Mudgee

Tuesday 26 June @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

I’m thrilled to be presenting my classic Introductory Wine Appreciation course at Blue Wren 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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