Rare release from Cullen Wines

Very rarely a vintage occurs which presents us with a unique opportunity to create something truly special. The 2012 vintage was an exceptional year, and allowed us the privilege to produce an extraordinary wine. We are very excited to introduce to you a rare release from Cullen Wines; 2012 ‘Vanya’ Cabernet Sauvignon This is a…

What future for the WET rebate?

    A recently released discussion paper by the Federal Treasury has thrown the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) Rebate into the Tax Reform debate. The discussion paper examines the operation of the WET Rebate and how it is being manipulated within the wine industry and seeks input on a range of possible ways to sustainably support…

Two New Judges for Six Nations

Today Judith Kennedy announced some major changes to the Six Nations Wine Challenge including two new judges and one new nation. Canada will replace Argentina with Christopher Waters as judge and Jon Bonné will join the judging team representing the U.S.A. Bonné is replacing the previous U.S. judge Dan Berger and will line his selections…

Frothy Stuff and Folding Stuff $$ 28 Oct. with Huon Hooke

Planning to lash out on a case of real Champagne for Christmas? Aren’t we all! Keen to find the best deal on affordable Champagne? So are we! So come to our pre-festive season Champagne masterclass and find the best rapport between frothing-stuff and folding-stuff. Don’t be a mousse goose! Led by Champagne authority Huon Hooke,…

Trafalgar Travel joins Thinkers & Drinkers

An international wine and food event wouldn’t be complete without a travel company being present to give you new ideas and inspiration once you have tried some of these amazing wines. With almost 70 years of expertise and insider knowledge, we’re the most globally awarded guided holiday company. We reveal the must-see sights, but we…

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…

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…

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….

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…