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Ask Huon about Bubbles!

This is the third in the series of Ask Huon masterclasses held in Sydney. This time there will be six Champagne and six Aussie sparkling wines being tasted, discussed and compared at the Grace Hotel, York Street Sydney. The Host is Huon Hooke. The date 14 April. Time 6pm – 8pm. These outstanding wines will…


Masterclass SOLD OUT

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


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…


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…


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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Aussie Boutique Wines in Hong Kong

Without the deep pockets, production volumes and international marketing panache of the big brands, it remains a challenging task for boutique wineries from Australia to reach out to export markets. writes Ivy Ng. This year, with sponsorship from Austrade, Judith Kennedy, CEO of the Association of Australian Boutique Winemakers (AABW) was able to embark on a…


6 Nations Challenge RESULTS with surprises.

What happens when you put six of the world’s most experienced wine judges into a high powered challenge to discover the best wines in 17 classes from 600 wines, all selected by them as the best wines their nations produce? And the trophies are – Malbec to Australia. Sauvignon Blanc to South Africa. Riesling to…

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Wine & Food Tasting Not to be Missed

Every year the 600 entries from the Six Nations Wine Challenge judging are available for the trade and public to taste for themselves. This year the event returns to Doltone House in Pyrmont, Sydney where 400 people enjoyed the event last year. Not only are the wines there for the tasting but also there is…


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