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New Sponsor for Thinkers & Drinkers

The Thinkers & Drinkers Wine and Food Festival at Doltone House Pyrmont on 8 October has not only wine and food but this year a very interesting travel company – worth a visit when you are there. With almost 70 years of expertise and insider knowledge, we’re the most globally awarded guided holiday company. We…

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Glorious, complex and refined chardonnay class

Huon Hooke says……………….. Burgundy produces the most wines on planet Earth, the benchmarks to which all other regions aspire. Take a trip with me through Burgundy and discover the legendary white wines of the Côte de Beaune, Chablis, the Mâconnais and Côte Chalonnaise. Taste white Burgundies from every major village, from south to north, and…

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Ask Huon about Burgundy 1 SOLD OUT

Burgundy part 2 The White Wines of Burgundy booking now. Burgundy produces the most glorious, complex and refined chardonnay wines on planet Earth, the benchmarks to which all other regions aspire. Take a trip with me through Burgundy and discover the legendary white wines of the Côte de Beaune, Chablis, the Mâconnais and Côte Chalonnaise….

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New Zealand Celebrates Pinot Noir Win

The 20th Boutique Wine Awards – Another Fine Success. New Zealand’s Mount Brown Estates Grand Reserve Pinot Noir 2013 took home a bag of trophies winning for Pinot Noir, Red Wine of Show, Estate Grown and Produced and the top gong Wine of Show. 10% of the entries come from New Zealand and the judges…

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A Silver Bullet for The Wine Industry. TRY IT!

Amazing Wines is a serious game changer for the Wine Industry,with a multimedia, marketing system that for the first time benefits the winery, t­he retail outlet and the customer.Amazing Wines is based around texting simple codes to a mobile number. Texting the code launches the multimedia marketing platform sending instant information about the winery and…

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Australian Young Sommeliers Competition Winner Announced

La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Media – Wednesday, 24 June 2015 InterContinental Sydney–Attica’s Mattia Cianca wins La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Australian Young Sommeliers Competition  On 22June the Australian National Final of La Chaîne des RôtisseursYoung Sommeliers Competition was held at the InterContinental Hotel in Sydney.Sevenwinners of State competitions from around Australia battled it out in a…

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Ask Huon about the legendary Côte d’Or.

‘Ask Huon’ Masterclass. AUGUST 24  – Burgundy Part 1. EXPLORING THE RED WINES OF BURGUNDY from South to North. Increase your learning curve or start it right here! Take a trip with Huon Hooke up the length of Burgundy’s legendary Côte d’Or. Taste red Burgundies from every major village, from south to north, and savour…

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Boutique Celebration Lunch

Bookings are now open for the 20th Anniversary Lunch to celebrate the 2015 trophy winners and the 20 years of the Boutique Wine Awards. Founded in 1996, the AABW will celebrate its 20th year on 17 July 2015. Join Awards Chairman Huon Hooke and CEO Judith Kennedy for a celebration lunch served with all the…

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SHIRAZ MASTERCLASS Classics vs Modernists

Huon Hooke with the ‘Old Bulls vs the New Bulls, head to head’ is looking like one of the most interesting and exciting masterclasses in the Ask Huon series to date. The list of wines to take part are some of the highlights of Australia’s shiraz production.  The class will be held at the Grace…

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When Tragedy Strikes Your SME

What is your plan B when tragedy strikes your SME?  Recently, a key team member of one of our clients suffered a heart attack.  Thankfully, they are now making a full recovery after an extensive stay in hospital. The loss of any team member impacts immediately on the daily operation of a SME however a…

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GREAT NEWS from Hood River…

Reustle-Prayer has again been invited into the Six Nations Wine Challenge to be held later this year in Sydney. USA Judge Dan Berger has invited them to enter two of their wines. Here they have sent us some news regarding another show. Thursday, March 26, 2015, the Great Northwest Wine Competition awarded all 15 wines…

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Wine Jewel of Argentina

Australia celebrates Malbec World Day An Argentine canapé degustation of regional specialities matched with six top Argentinean wines, live tango performances, music and great prizes, including a stay in Mendoza, the famous wine region, thanks to Chimu Adventures. It’s no secret that Australians love wine, and on Malbec World Day the nation will raise a…

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Masterclass SOLD OUT

Ask Huon Pinot Noir Masterclass is sold out.  Booking for the Champagne vs Aussie Spark starts next week.  Watch this space!

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The Sky’s the Limit with Cloud Accounting

Cloud computing is a term used for delivering hosted services over the internet to remotely store, process and share digital data. The cloud is just a metaphor for the internet and it is everywhere. Interestingly, active use of cloud computing services is significantly higher than levels of awareness, with 55 per cent of the total…

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Winning in the World’s Largest Wine Market

You are invited to read The Wine Paper 34 from Wine Business Solutions. This time they look at the world’s largest and fastest growing major wine market, the USA. The $20 plus segment is set to grow by around 15% this year alone. The paper looks at what’s selling, how to take advantage and what we…

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Young Sommeliers Competition Opens!

La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs International Jeunes Sommeliers Competition 2015 The Association of Australian Boutique Winemakers is pleased to continue its ongoing lead sponsorship of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs International Jeunes Sommeliers Competition. This sponsorship is particularly pertinent, first given the success of the Australian representative at the international 2104 finals. Pier-Alexis Soulier, who won first…

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Harveys – Tax News, Views and Clues

What happened to all of those Budget cutbacks? If you’re confused about what happened to all of those announced Budget cutbacks then you’re not alone.  Many of the Government’s initiatives are stalled in the Senate awaiting final negotiation.  Here’s a quick summary of where everything is up to: What’s changed?  2% debt tax on high…

 

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