Fine Wines of Australia
Join us and celebrate Australia Day with this exciting opportunity to experience a range of top drawer Aussie show stealers and taste just how far Australian wine has come in the last 40 years.
Australian Wines haven’t always had the greatest of press, from Monty Python’s Chateau Chunder via Bridget Jones Chardonnay to critter labelled Shiraz. The truth is that the best wines from down under have long enjoyed an enviable reputation. Australia is home to some of the world’s oldest vines and a wine making tradition going back to Victorian times.
Icons such as Penfold’s Grange and Henschke Hill of Grace continue to command prices to rival top European wines and these world class wineries also produce bottles at the more affordable end of the fine wine market with Australia offering wine drinkers outstanding quality in the £35.00 to £50.00 price range. Modern Australian wines are generally more elegant, searching for a distinctive sense of place and it is women winemakers who are in the vanguard of the new style.
Wines for the evening will be drawn from the authoritative Langtons Classification of Australian wine which features leading producers such as Henschke, Penfold, Leeuwin, Grosset, Moss Wood, Wynns and Cullen. We will be tasting 7 wines with an average bottle price in excess of £35.00 per bottle. A stellar list that would set you back over £700.00 in a restaurant!
Places remaining: 3
Course Date/Time: Fri 26th Jan 2018 at 7.00 pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: Blackfriars, Newcastle