Join us for 6 x Weds evenings online exploring the new face of Australian wine.
Australia winemaking has come a long way since the 1990s. Overly oaked whites are now a thing of the past and it's no longer trendy to be making red wines that creep ever higher in alcohol - today's buzzword is 'balance'.
While classic styles are therefore changing, new and more experimental styles are also emerging and Australia has discovered it can do a good job with Italian and Spanish grape varieties.
(This online course runs every Weds evening for 6 weeks and the price is for TWO people connecting on one video stream. If you want ONE place, please use the code AUSONE to reduce the price to £90).
Discover Barossa Valley's dry-farming tradition and the cooling coastal influence of McLaren Vale. Taste the effect of higher altitudes in Adelaide Hills and the unusual red soil of Coonawarra.
Explore boutique wines from Margaret River (where less than 5% of the country's grape crush make a disproportionate amount of Australia's premium wines). Some of Australia's coolest and wettest regions are in the southwest making fresh wine styles.
Tasmania has been 'discovered' and has rocketed from just 20 producers in the late 1990s to over 240 small-scale producers today. And discover how vinegrowers have matched Italian grape varieties to their climate in Victoria and New South Wales.
James Thorne has put together an 18-bottle case of delicious wines at an exclusive 15% discount with free delivery in sustainable, recyclable packaging. The discount saves you £51.80.
HOW IT WORKS
You buy the wines separately and we'll try 3 wines each session. You need only consume a tasting sample of each wine during the tutorial and you can follow our preservation tips to keep any leftovers for another day.
To book ONE space please use the code 'AUSONE' at checkout, which reduces the price to £90. (For three or more people using one video feed there is no additional charge beyond the price for two).
After you book your spaces, we'll send a link for ordering the wines. We will also send instructions for joining Zoom calls from a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phone. Zoom is proving to be a very sociable medium for wine tasting, so we can guarantee you'll have fun! Each session will last just over an hour.
OR the best value way to access our online tastings is by joining our monthly subscription club (20% discount). This gives you the best value access to our weekly classes and if you need to skip sessions we give you credits (use them to pay for other events, give free spaces to friends or arrange a private party we can host for you). Plus you get free access to our WineBrain tutorials included!
Click here to read more about our Wednesday Wine Club membership programme (just £50/month for one, £80/month for two).
The Wines (in serving order):
Special case price is £293.53 (normal price £345.53 - 15% off). You only need to buy one case to share between two people. Delivery is free.
NOTE - cut off for national wine deliveries is Mon 02 Aug.
This event is online only.