Thank you very much to everyone who attended our Aromatic Whites virtual tasting event tonight! We’ve tried some fantastic examples of aromatic white grapes and it’s been a brilliant night!
It’s now time to get our next virtual tasting in the diary:
New #TWSTaste Virtual Wine Tasting: Australian Opulence, Thursday 21st May, [just after] 8pm-9pm
Like our previous few tastings, we’re asking you to raid your wine rack to see what you’ve already got at home, and join together to taste along live next Thursday.
Between us, we’ll be trying all things (wine) Australian!
It doesn’t matter if it’s a semillon from Hunter Valley, a cabernet from Margaret River or a shiraz from Barossa - anything that you want to open is welcome, as are you!
If you haven’t got any Australian wines and want to open something else and taste along, that’s fine too. Bring along a bottle and join in anyway - you might find some inspiration for different wines to put on your ‘must try’ list!
Australian Wine Guide
If you’re new to Australian wines and would like to find out more about the many Australian wine regions before the tasting, have a read of our Ultimate Guide to Australian Wine:
We are also so pleased to announce that our Australia Buyer @Freddy Bulmer will be joining us for this event!
A NOTE FROM FREDDY:
"Australia is one of the most fascinating and yet under-appreciated wine producing countries in the world. All wine regions/countries which have been successful do so because they are able to sum-up what they do in a couple of sentences. A decade or two ago, Australia went too far and tried to do that by summing everything up as simply as “loads of everything apart from the price. Oh and with a kangaroo on the bottle.” This extremely bitesize message rocketed Aus to success in the UK at the bottom-end however it was not sustainable. The issue now is that Australian wine is far from simple and is in fact extremely varied and versatile, with one of the best fine wine offerings in the world. However the public are still stuck with an idea of Australia from years gone by which is now so far from the truth it’s hard to believe!
Whether you wanted fresh, focus and finesse or bloody big blockbuster wines, Australia has it all. From Albarino to Zweigelt, stopping off at cabernet, chardonnay, all the pinots, shiraz and sauvignon, Australia really can do it all."
Here’s how to take part:
- Have a look to see if you have any Australian wines at home. If you don’t, you can currently make your own mixed cases up from our website for delivery, or your nearest indie wine merchant may be able to deliver if our delivery dates before next Thursday are full.
- Reply to this topic saying what Australian wine you’ve got - and if you’ve got more than one option, do share notes with your fellow members here and get advice about which bottle to open (feel free to open more than one if you like…). You could also get some serving suggestions/food matches lined up.
- Log in to the Community just before 8pm on Thursday 21st May - there’ll be a topic called ‘LIVE #TWSTaste: Australian Opulence’ where we’ll host the live event. We’ll all say which bottles we’re opening/share photos of the bottles, and then we’ll taste along together and compare notes, just like we do for a normal #TWSTaste event.
Don’t worry - we always start the event properly a few minutes after 8pm so we can all join in with #clapforourcarers, if you’d like to participate.
If you’re new to The Community and need help with how to use the forum for the tasting, have a read of our guide ‘How To’ - Take part in our virtual #TWSTaste events’
Who’s joining us?
- I’ll be there!
- I haven’t got any Australian wine, but I’ll join in anyway.
We hope you can join us! If you can’t make it, we’re currently planning the following week’s tasting and we’ll let you all know the theme soon