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ONLINE FINE WINE TASTING: Australian Cool Climate Chardonnay with Emma Symington MW

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For a really special evening of a collection of Australia’s finest Chardonnay we welcome Master of Wine Emma Symington to West London Wine School online who will expertly guide us through Australia’s coolest climate regions. Including regions such as Geelong, Tasmania, Margaret River, Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Adelaide Hills Emma has hand-picked six world class wines that she truly believes showcases some of the best of Australia’s signature white variety.

Emma Symington MW (Master of Wine)

Emma has worked in the wine trade for the past 15 years in a variety of roles including selling and buying wine as well as working a vintage in New Zealand. She now works for Wine Australia in their London office as Education Development Manager across the EMEA region, organising and hosting a series of tastings, seminars and master classes to increase enthusiasm and knowledge in Australia’s wines and wine regions.

After winning the Vintners' Cup and Vintners' Scholarship for the top WSET Diploma graduate in 2011, Emma embarked on the Master of Wine course, becoming an MW in 2015. A WSET-certified educator, Emma judges at several international wine competitions and also writes for the Wine Monkeys blog, for which she won the Emerging Wine Writer category in the 2014 Louis Roederer Awards.

Australia’s Cool Climate Chardonnay

Diversity in both terroir and winemaking in Australia’s cool-climate regions is resulting in an exciting spectrum of premium Chardonnays. The world-class potential of Chardonnay from cool-climate states Tasmania and Victoria has long been demonstrated in complex and cellarworthy wines such as Giaconda, Eileen Hardy and Penfold’s Yattarna. High natural acidity allows cooler-climate producers to leverage layer, length and line, bringing tension, even nervosity, to the palate. Invariably bottled under screwcap, the wines age well, deepening in complexity.

Tasting Date: Friday 25th June 2021 at 6:30pm (the tasting will last approximately 2 hours).


For this special two-hour tasting, an exclusive tasting kit is included in the listed price which includes a 75ml tasting sample of each wine, as well as tasting mat, tasting note paper and pen. Note: Tasting kits will be despatched to attendees within the week leading up to the tasting. Upon placing your order, you will receive a link to confirm all delivery details in your booking confirmation email.

Currently, we are only able to deliver tasting kits within the UK.

DON'T WANT TO RECEIVE A TASTING KIT? We understand that not everyone will want to receive the wine samples, and would rather just register to participate in the online evening without the wines. That is absolutely fine! The fee to just register for this evening without receiving a tasting kit is £10. Just enter the promotional code: 85REGONLY when checking out to ensure you just pay the registration cost. 

Tasting Kit: What's Included:

  • 75ml tasting sample of each wine (6 in total) contained in a sterilised glass bottle and preserved with an inert gas (designed specifically for wine preservation)
  • Tasting mat
  • Tasting note sheet
  • West London Wine School pen

Wines Included in Tasting Kit:

  • By Farr Geelong Chardonnay 2019
  • Tolpuddle Coal River Tasmania Chardonnay 2019
  • Leeuwin Art Series Margaret River Chardonnay 2019
  • Giant Steps Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2020
  • 10 Minutes by Tractor Mornington Peninsula Chardonnay 2019
  • Shaw + Smith M3 Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2018


Emma Symington and Jimmy Smith will host this exclusive tasting live at 6:30pm on Friday 25th June 2021. This single-evening tasting will be approximately 2 hours in length. 

Unable to commit on the evening? No problem! Anyone registered for this tasting will gain access to the video recording of the live event, so you can always revisit any of these at anytime in the future - whether its because you missed participating in the live evening or if you want to revisit the presentation at a later date.

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