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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…


Calling All Pinot Noir Lovers

The Ask Huon master classes continue into the new year with a special collection of 12 Pinot Noirs being 6 from each of Australia and New Zealand. The class will be held at the Grace Hotel in Sydney on 24 Feb. Details in the Electronic Form. Huon has selected his top picks as follows. GROSSET…


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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Australian Sommelier Wins International Competition

Australian Sommelier Wins International Competition As one of the lead sponsors the Association of Australian Boutique Winemakers (AABW), is proud to join in with the global congratulations for Sydney’s Mr. Pier-Alexis Soulière, the winner of the 2014 Chaîne des Rotisseurs International Young Sommeliers Competition held this month in Copenhagen. The competition, which is designed 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…


Dan Berger Speaks about the 6 Nations Challenge

The New World and the Challenge in Australia                                                                Fine wine is typically thought of as a European invention. Though wine was made in biblical…


Need a Tax Expert?

  HARVEYS Chartered Accountants sponsor the Association of Australian Boutique Winemakers and are willing to give advice to not only our members but to anyone contacting them and referring to this post. William Somerville is the ‘go to’ man. William has many years experience in public practice and thrives on building successful client relationships and…


Six Nations Trophy Winners Masterclasses – November

Book now for November masterclasses Take a close look at eight of the 2014 Six Nations Wine Challenge trophy wines as judged by the six      International wine judges. Huon Hooke selected this collection for the classroom-style master class as an opportunity for you to discover some New World gems and to learn about what made…


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