Australia Day Tasting - London 2018

Australia Day Tasting - London 2018

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B1 Victoria House

Southampton Row




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The Australia Day Tasting is the largest annual trade tasting of Australian wine outside Australia - and it keeps on growing!

With a geographical size similar to Europe and distinct climates, soils and terroirs, it’s no surprise that Australia boasts an array of wine styles, flavours and grape varieties.

To help you explore the diversity of Australian wine, we have over 1000 wines to taste from across Australia. Taste wines with freshness and elegance, the classics as well as alternative varieties, organic and natural wines, and those showing innovative and experimental winemaking.

This is also your chance to meet the people behind the wines – a number of winemakers and winery owners will be flying over from Australia to pour their wines and share their stories.

The tasting is enhanced by themed areas and focus tables, ensuring that you have a full and exciting day of immersion into Australian wine.

You are also invited to attend one of our three master classes, led by industry experts and winery principals. These offer an opportunity to taste a diverse range of wines and gain insight into Australia’s unique styles and regions.

Strictly one master class space per person - please choose carefully which one you would like to attend.

11am – 12noon Margaret River Chardonnay

Presented by Sarah Ahmed. Margaret River is one of the classic regions for Australian Chardonnay, with its own unique style. This masterclass will provide a comprehensive look at the region’s Chardonnay story, from ancient soils, maritime influence and unique Gin Gin clone, which all contribute to the region producing world-class Chardonnays among Australia’s finest.

1pm – 2pm Australian Shiraz: Pepper and Provenance

Con Simos, Group Manager at The Australian Wine Research Institute, will lead this fascinating seminar on the pepper compound rotundone in Shiraz. He will share their latest research on how rotundone contributes to regional differences, demonstrating this with a tasting of Shiraz from different regions with varying rotundone levels.

3pm – 4pm McLaren Vale Shiraz: exploring sub-regionality

Richard Hemming MW will present this fascinating look at subregional differences in McLaren Vale. With more than 40 unique geologies that vary in age from 15,000 years to over 650 million years, geological influence over the region’s viticultural sites is older than time itself. 8 premium Shiraz wines from 4 unique sub-districts of the region will be tasted to explore the differences in microenvironment and the complex, constantly unfolding relationship between geology and the region’s most notable variety.

Master class places are limited so we recommend signing up now. If you register for more than one master class please note that we will adjust this - it is strictly one master class per person.

We are also delighted to welcome back our friends at Brickwood Coffee & Bread. They’ll be running an Australian pop-up café within the ADT with a selection of tasty, unique Australian treats.

See you there!

Please note that this is a trade tasting and is strictly limited to wine trade and media only. You may be required to provide proof of your profession in order to gain entry.