Trophy Presentation Event Re-Invented.

On Friday 4 August there will be a double celebration for the winners. The Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney is the venue for the Trophy Celebration Lunch. All trophy wines will be served with the three course meal. Following the lunch the TOP 100 medal winners will be available for the trade and public to discover…

Wignalls up for More Medals

Founder Bill Wignall passed away many years ago and left behind him the legacy of successful pinot noir production when it was still a very hard variety to produce successfully in Australia. Today his son Rob is at the helm and still making medal-winning pinot. Rob writes “At the very heart of any visit to…

Boutique Trophy Dinner

Australian and New Zealand Boutique Wine Show Trophy Dinner An invitation from CEO Judith Kennedy and Chairman Huon Hooke. Join the trophy winners and celebrate with them, the sponsors and wine lovers when the trophies are announced and served with a five star, five course, celebration meal. The evening will commence with the winning sparkling…

WHAT DO THESE TWO HAVE IN COMMON?

The Ask Huon series of masterclasses continues to intrigue wine lovers and curious wine students alike. The capacity classes are held at the Prince Wine Store in Zetland during the last week of each month. The current class being held on Thursday 28 April features the similarities and differences between the Hunter Valley and the…

Tiny, Mini Boutique – All True.

An early entry into the Australian and New Zealand Boutique Wine Show this year is BELLEVUE ESTATE. This family owned winery is a labour of love for the 2 generations of Vandeleur family who tend this 10-acre single vineyard estate based in the main street of McLaren Vale. With over 20 vintages under his belt…

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…

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…

Boutique Wine Awards Results

The Presentation celebration for both the Boutique Wine Awards and also the Wine Industry Label Design Competition is being held this Friday in Sydney. The Presentation lunch is being held at Doltone House over looking the Sydney Harbour. Winemakers are traveling from as far away as Wairarapa New Zealand and Margaret River to receive their…

Why Garlic?

Well just to attract your attention actually! AND Fox Run Vineyards based in New York USA  holds a garlic festival annually AND have entered their Riesling 2011 into the SIX NATIONS WINE CHALLENGE following an invitation from well known Napa Valley wine judge DAN BERGER. The reason we want your attention is to make you…

Vignerons Going the ‘Full Monty’

Boutique Vigneron Millie Vandeleur in her family vineyard Bellevue Estate in McLaren Vale. A few years after the commencement of the Association of Australian Boutique Winemakers and industry acceptance of these awards we realized that the small producers who ‘go it alone’ should be recognized with a dedicated trophy – Estate Grown and Produced. The…