GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting – Nebbiolo

We tasted both Australian examples and varietal nebbs from Piedmont. The results were astounding. This tasting is a must.

Introductory Wine Appreciation in Orange – 30 March & 6 April

This two-night course is perfectly pitched to newcomers to wine and great for those who ‘know what they like’ but not why.  The first night is all about the ‘nuts & bolts’; the second night will showcase a roll-call of classic Australian wines. I’ll sort some decent cheeses and good bread to stave off the […]

Introductory Wine Appreciation – 18 & 25 March

This two-night course is perfectly pitched to newcomers to wine and great for those who ‘know what they like’ but not why.  The first night is all about the ‘nuts & bolts’; the second night will showcase a roll-call of classic Australian wines. I’ll sort some decent cheeses and good bread to stave off the […]

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting in Orange – French Chardonnay

For the latest issue, the GT WINE tasting panel explored French chardonnays with a cap at $80 retail per bottle. It was fantastic tasting with Chablis to the fore and many under screwcap – hurray! A number of Bourgogne Blancs showed well as did the Maconnais offerings – Pouilly Fuissé and St Veran. See you […]

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting – Italianate Reds

For the August September issue of GT WINE Magazine, the tasting panel dived into the red version of the Italianate white varieties tasting published in February. We excluded sangiovese and nebbiolo but went hard on the rest. The results were more than interesting as we tackled barbera, dolcetto, primitivo/zinfandel, montepulciano, nero d’Avola et al. It […]

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting in Orange – Italianate Reds

For the August September issue of GT WINE Magazine, the tasting panel dived into the red version of the Italianate white varieties tasting published in February. We excluded sangiovese and nebbiolo but went hard on the rest. The results were more than interesting as we tackled barbera, dolcetto, primitivo/zinfandel, montepulciano, nero d’Avola et al. It […]

Introductory Wine Appreciation – Two Evenings 11 & 18 June

2 Evening Sessions Course – Session 1: Tuesday 11 June / Session 2: Tuesday 18 June 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 […]

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting – Tassie Pinot Noir

It’s been a long time since the GT WINE Magazine tasting panel have looked at Tasmanian Pinot Noir exclusively. Since 2011 in fact. And how the wine region has grown! There are now some 230 vineyards in Tasmania. There were many old favourites like Moorilla and Freycinet and some newer faces like Dawson James. This […]

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting in Orange – 2017 Hunter Shiraz

The theme is 2017 Hunter Valley Shiraz and a cracking line-up. It’s the first time the GTW tasting panel have looked at Hunter Valley shiraz as a single category – odd that’s it’s taken 20 years to do so. 2017 was a fabulous year – read warm, dry and no sub-tropical storms.

GT WINE Magazine Top Tasting – 2017 Hunter Shiraz

The theme is 2017 Hunter Valley Shiraz and a cracking line-up. It’s the first time the GTW tasting panel have looked at Hunter Valley shiraz as a single category – odd that’s it’s taken 20 years to do so. 2017 was a fabulous year – read warm, dry and no sub-tropical storms.