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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…