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One-Day Wine Appreciation Course ($300) Sat 24th August,  10am-4pm
Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

One-Day Wine Appreciation Course ($300) Sat 24th August, 10am-4pm

  • 'The Vineyard' Tasting Room, Sydney Wine Centre (map)
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Rob Geddes MW will lead you through the best of Australian and world wine.

The aim of the course is to allow you to identify what you like and why you like it. It is perfect for anyone looking to further their own personal journey with wine.

Rob is a master at identifying individuals own palates and guiding them on their way to enjoying wine. Rob will lead you through topics including: 

  • How to taste wine

  • Flavours and aromas

  • Regional and varietal characteristics

  • Food and wine matching

  • Trends in wine

  • Winemaking techniques

Level: Beginner + to Intermediate (some prior knowledge and tasting experience assumed)

For more information click on the Book Now button or download the course guide below.

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Saturday Introduction to Wine Course ($200) Sat 7th September 12 O'Clock till 4PM
Sep
7
12:00 PM12:00

Saturday Introduction to Wine Course ($200) Sat 7th September 12 O'Clock till 4PM

  • 'The Vineyard' Tasting Room, Sydney Wine Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A Saturday Introduction to Wine Course

What we cover in 4 hours:

  • How to taste wine

  • How to identify quality

  • How to describe a wine (the language of wine)

  • How to match wine with food

  • Much more.

This course is designed for those with limited experience or relatively low confidence with wine.

If you can already describe the difference between Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling and know you would pair a Cabernet with a lamb roast then you should be looking to our 4 week or 1 Day Wine Appreciation courses with Master of Wine Rob Geddes.

If however you choose a wine based on its pretty label, or simply pick the 2nd cheapest bottle on the list, then this is the course for you.

Included in the course:

  • 18 wines

  • 6 examples of food and wine matching (so whilst not served as "lunch", you will go home feeling fed as well as watered)

  • A wine booklet with notes to take home and enhance your knowledge

  • Presentation making you relaxed enough to ask any question, enjoyable enough to have fun and informative enough to learn a lot.

Click on the 'Book Now' button below for bookings and more information, or download the course guide here.

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Introduction to Wine Course ($200) Wednesdays 7th and 14th August at 7PM till 9PM
Aug
7
to Aug 14

Introduction to Wine Course ($200) Wednesdays 7th and 14th August at 7PM till 9PM

  • 'The Vineyard' Tasting Room, Sydney Wine Centre (map)
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The perfect course for anyone wanting to start learning about wine.


We will show you how to taste, what flavours to look for, and how to appear like you have years of experience after just 2 sessions.

Level: This course assumes no prior knowledge or experience. 
 

Over 25 wines are tasted throughout the course with topics covered including

  • How to taste wine

  • How to identify flavours and aromas

  • Varietal Characteristics - why do different grapes taste different.

  • Food and Wine Matching

  • How to buy and store or order and drink wine

  • Effect of glassware

The aim of the course is to give participants a rounded introduction to wine and allow participants to identify what they like and appreciate what wine is all about.

This course is held monthly so if you are unable to attend these dates get in touch and we will let you know upcoming dates. 

We provide specialist tasting books to help guide you through the wines of the evening. View an example tasting book here.

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One-Day Wine Appreciation Course ($300) Saturday 29th June from 10am-4pm
Jun
29
10:00 AM10:00

One-Day Wine Appreciation Course ($300) Saturday 29th June from 10am-4pm

  • 'The Vineyard' Tasting Room, Sydney Wine Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 

Rob Geddes MW will lead you through the best of Australian and world wine.

The aim of the course is to allow you to identify what you like and why you like it. It is perfect for anyone looking to further their own personal journey with wine.

Rob is a master at identifying individuals own palates and guiding them on their way to enjoying wine. Rob will lead you through topics including: 

  • How to taste wine

  • Flavours and aromas

  • Regional and varietal characteristics

  • Food and wine matching

  • Trends in wine

  • Winemaking techniques

Level: Beginner + to Intermediate (some prior knowledge and tasting experience assumed)

For more information click on the Book Now button or download the course guide below.

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Saturday Introduction to Wine Course ($200) Sat 1st June at 12 O'Clock
Jun
1
12:00 PM12:00

Saturday Introduction to Wine Course ($200) Sat 1st June at 12 O'Clock

  • 'The Vineyard' Tasting Room, Sydney Wine Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A Saturday Introduction to Wine Course

What we cover in 4 hours:

  • How to taste wine

  • How to identify quality

  • How to describe a wine (the language of wine)

  • How to match wine with food

  • Much more.

This course is designed for those with limited experience or relatively low confidence with wine.

If you can already describe the difference between Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling and know you would pair a Cabernet with a lamb roast then you should be looking to our 4 week or 1 Day Wine Appreciation courses with Master of Wine Rob Geddes.

If however you choose a wine based on its pretty label, or simply pick the 2nd cheapest bottle on the list, then this is the course for you.

Included in the course:

  • 18 wines

  • 6 examples of food and wine matching (so whilst not served as "lunch", you will go home feeling fed as well as watered)

  • A wine booklet with notes to take home and enhance your knowledge

  • Presentation making you relaxed enough to ask any question, enjoyable enough to have fun and informative enough to learn a lot.

Click on the 'Book Now' button below for bookings and more information, or download the course guide here.

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One-Day Wine Appreciation Course ($300) Saturday 25th May from 10am-4pm
May
25
10:00 AM10:00

One-Day Wine Appreciation Course ($300) Saturday 25th May from 10am-4pm

  • 'The Vineyard' Tasting Room, Sydney Wine Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 

Rob Geddes MW will lead you through the best of Australian and world wine.

The aim of the course is to allow you to identify what you like and why you like it. It is perfect for anyone looking to further their own personal journey with wine.

Rob is a master at identifying individuals own palates and guiding them on their way to enjoying wine. Rob will lead you through topics including: 

  • How to taste wine

  • Flavours and aromas

  • Regional and varietal characteristics

  • Food and wine matching

  • Trends in wine

  • Winemaking techniques

Level: Beginner + to Intermediate (some prior knowledge and tasting experience assumed)

For more information click on the Book Now button or download the course guide below.

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2 Week Introduction to Wine Course ($200) Thursdays 2nd & 9th May at 7PM
May
2
to May 9

2 Week Introduction to Wine Course ($200) Thursdays 2nd & 9th May at 7PM

  • 'The Vineyard' Tasting Room, Sydney Wine Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The perfect course for anyone wanting to start learning about wine.


We will show you how to taste, what flavours to look for, and how to appear like you have years of experience after just 2 sessions.

Level: This course assumes no prior knowledge or experience. 
 

Over 25 wines are tasted throughout the course with topics covered including

  • How to taste wine

  • How to identify flavours and aromas

  • Varietal Characteristics - why do different grapes taste different.

  • Food and Wine Matching

  • How to buy and store or order and drink wine

  • Effect of glassware

The aim of the course is to give participants a rounded introduction to wine and allow participants to identify what they like and appreciate what wine is all about.

This course is held monthly so if you are unable to attend these dates get in touch and we will let you know upcoming dates. 

We provide specialist tasting books to help guide you through the wines of the evening. View an example tasting book here.

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4 Week Wine Appreciation Course with Charles Hargrave ($400) Tuesdays 19 & 26 March + 2 &9 April
Mar
19
to Apr 9

4 Week Wine Appreciation Course with Charles Hargrave ($400) Tuesdays 19 & 26 March + 2 &9 April

  • 'The Vineyard' Tasting Room, Sydney Wine Centre (map)
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Our 4 Week Wine Appreciation Course runs over 4 consecutive Tuesdays and is the perfect option for anyone with an interest in wine and who wants to improve their knowledge and confidence.

The course is usually presented by Rob Geddes MW. Rob was the 3rd Australian to achieve the Master of Wine title and has been a leading educator, presenter and author for the past 30 years.

However, due to Rob's current  China commitments we have a series of guest presenters in his place, led by Charles "Chilly" Hargrave, former chief sparkling winemaker from TWE.

The course content over the 4 weeks is as follows:

Week 1 - Introduction (8+ wines)

Week 2 - White Wines (10+ wines)

Week 3 - Red Wines (10+ wines)

Week 4 - Champagne/Sparkling and Fortified Wines (10+ wines)

Over 40 wines are tasted throughout the course with topics covered including

  • Varietal and Regional Characteristics

  • Food and Wine Matching

  • Identifying aromas and flavours

  • How to buy and store or order and drink wine

  • Effect of glassware

The aim of the course is to give participants the knowledge to confidently predict the taste of a bottle of wine whilst having the knowledge to know what they like and why they like it.

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Saturday Introduction to Wine Course ($200) Sat 16th March 12 - 4 PM
Mar
16
12:00 PM12:00

Saturday Introduction to Wine Course ($200) Sat 16th March 12 - 4 PM

  • 'The Vineyard' Tasting Room, Sydney Wine Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A Saturday Introduction to Wine Course

What we cover in 4 hours:

  • How to taste wine

  • How to identify quality

  • How to describe a wine (the language of wine)

  • How to match wine with food

  • Much more.

This course is designed for those with limited experience or relatively low confidence with wine.

If you can already describe the difference between Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling and know you would pair a Cabernet with a lamb roast then you should be looking to our 4 week or 1 Day Wine Appreciation courses with Master of Wine Rob Geddes.

If however you choose a wine based on its pretty label, or simply pick the 2nd cheapest bottle on the list, then this is the course for you.

We do suggest brunch prior to arrival with plenty of options close by. (Call us if you would like a recommendation?)

Included in the course:

  • 18+ wines

  • 6 examples of food and wine matching (so whilst not served as "lunch", you will go home feeling fed as well as watered)

  • A wine booklet with notes to take home and enhance your knowledge

  • Presentation making you relaxed enough to ask any question, enjoyable enough to have fun and informative enough to learn a lot.

Click on the 'Book Now' button below for bookings and more information, or download the course guide here.

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How to read a wine list ($100) Thursday 29th November
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

How to read a wine list ($100) Thursday 29th November

  • 'The Vineyard' Tasting Room, Sydney Wine Centre (map)
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This event takes you through the art of decoding the wine list and getting it right every time.

Taste 12 wines during the evening, and learn a few simple tricks to allow you to know what to order, predict the taste of your choice, and how to match your wines with food.

 

Please note that whilst there will be cheeses served with the wines but this course does not feature the examples of food and wine matching that our Introduction to Wine Course and other events include. 

Be led through our own specially designed wine list of Australian and international wines, containing:

  • Sparkling wines
  • Light dry whites
  • Rich dry whites
  • Sweet white wines
  • Rosé
  • Light reds
  • Medium reds
  • Bold reds

As part of the tasting you will receive:

  • A tasting booklet, with information about the wines tasted on the night - view an example tasting book here.
  • A double sided mock wine list showing the art of decoding; and
  • A varietal guide outlining both the primary flavours and aromas and the classic food matches across a range of wines
 

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Copy of One-Day Wine Appreciation Course ($300) Sat 17th November 10am-4pm
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Copy of One-Day Wine Appreciation Course ($300) Sat 17th November 10am-4pm

  • 'The Vineyard' Tasting Room, Sydney Wine Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 

Rob Geddes MW will lead you through the best of Australian and world wine.

The aim of the course is to allow you to identify what you like and why you like it. It is perfect for anyone looking to further their own personal journey with wine.

Rob is a master at identifying individuals own palates and guiding them on their way to enjoying wine. Rob will lead you through topics including: 

  • How to taste wine

  • Flavours and aromas

  • Regional and varietal characteristics

  • Food and wine matching

  • Trends in wine

  • Winemaking techniques

Level: Beginner + to Intermediate (some prior knowledge and tasting experience assumed)

For more information click on the Book Now button or download the course guide below.

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One-Day Wine Appreciation Course ($300) Sat 17th November 10AM - 4PM
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

One-Day Wine Appreciation Course ($300) Sat 17th November 10AM - 4PM

  • 'The Vineyard' Tasting Room, Sydney Wine Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 

Rob Geddes MW will lead you through the best of Australian and world wine.

The aim of the course is to allow you to identify what you like and why you like it. It is perfect for anyone looking to further their own personal journey with wine.

Rob is a master at identifying individuals own palates and guiding them on their way to enjoying wine. Rob will lead you through topics including: 

  • How to taste wine

  • Flavours and aromas

  • Regional and varietal characteristics

  • Food and wine matching

  • Trends in wine

  • Winemaking techniques

Level: Beginner + to Intermediate (some prior knowledge and tasting experience assumed)

For more information click on the Book Now button or download the course guide below.

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Red Wines ($100)
Jan
1
7:00 PM19:00

Red Wines ($100)

  • 'The Vineyard' Tasting Room, Sydney Wine Centre (map)
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This event is part of our 4 Week Wine Appreciation Course which runs over 4 consecutive Tuesdays and is the perfect option for anyone with an interest in wine and who wants to improve their knowledge and confidence.

Due to some guests not being able to attend every week we have 3 places available for the 3rd week of the course which is dedicated to Red Wines. Whilst some of the discussion will be flowing from topics covered in the first 2 weeks, we are confident you will enjoy the session if you decide to join us. 

In this session we will be covering all the major grape varieties including Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Cabernet as well as an international flight (Malbec, Sangiovese, Tempranillo). We will also explore the effect of glassware and decanting, taste examples of food and wine matching and the impact of blending and ageing wines. 

The course is presented by Rob Geddes MW. Rob was the 3rd Australian to achieve the Master of Wine title and has been a leading educator, presenter and author for the past 30 years.

The course content over the 4 weeks is as follows:

Week 1 - Introduction (8+ wines)

Week 2 - White Wines (10+ wines)

Week 3 - Red Wines (10+ wines)

Week 4 - Champagne/Sparkling and Fortified Wines (10+ wines)

Over 40 wines are tasted throughout the course with topics covered including:

  • Varietal and Regional Characteristics

  • Food and Wine Matching

  • Identifying aromas and flavours

  • How to buy and store or order and drink wine

  • Effect of glassware

The aim of the course is to give participants the knowledge to confidently predict the taste of a bottle of wine whilst having the knowledge to know what they like and why they like it.

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One Day Wine Appreciation Course ($300) 2 Spots Available
Jan
16
10:00 AM10:00

One Day Wine Appreciation Course ($300) 2 Spots Available

  • 'The Vineyard' Tasting Room, Sydney Wine Centre (map)
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Rob Geddes MW will lead you through the best of Australian and world wine.

The aim of the course is to allow you to identify what you like and why you like it. It is perfect for anyone looking to further their own personal journey with wine.

Rob is a master at identifying individuals own palates and guiding them on their way to enjoying wine. Rob will lead you through topics including: 

  • How to taste wine

  • Flavours and aromas

  • Regional and varietal characteristics

  • Food and wine matching

  • Trends in wine

  • Winemaking techniques

Level: Beginner + to Intermediate (some prior knowledge and tasting experience assumed)

You will taste around 30 wines along with examples of food and wine matching with lunch and afternoon tea also provided so come prepared for a great day of food and wine.

The event is held monthly and makes a great gift idea. To book for the 27th February Course or arrange a gift certificate give us a call or email. 

For more information click on the Book Now button or download the course guide below.

 

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Craft Beer & Boutique Wine Night ($75)
Apr
9
7:00 PM19:00

Craft Beer & Boutique Wine Night ($75)

Come and experience a truly fantastic night, tasting 5 rare craft beers and 5 awesome boutique wines, and experience the pleasure and enjoyment of great drinks from awesome small producers. 

We've partnered with Beer Days to put on this great evening as we both believe that good food, good mates, and good drink is a great way to enjoy an evening.

We will lead you through each drink, talking about the taste, food matches and why we believe it's a beautiful drop.

So come along, meet some new faces, learn about beer and wine, be more confident in what to look for at bars and bottle shops, and most importantly, have a bloody good night!

For bookings and more information click on the 'Book Now' button below.

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A Taste of the Cellar ($85)
Mar
18
7:00 PM19:00

A Taste of the Cellar ($85)

This is shaping up to be one of the tastings of the year!

Experience an amazing night looking at young and older wine and taste your way through an all-star wine list in a relaxed and thoroughly enjoyable atmosphere.

Winemaker and cellaring expert David Messum, partnered with Rushcutters Wine Storage, will lead you through 5 current vintage wines with 5 beautifully cellared examples of the same wine.

Experience the effect of ageing wine, taste rare examples of perfectly cellared wines and enjoy beautiful matched artisan cheeses from Simon Johnson.

Feel more confident looking at vintages on a wine list or in store, understand what difference age makes and be able to tell friends / colleagues when to keep and when to drink wines.

This is a wonderful opportunity to taste rare and high quality cellar aged wines worth well over $1,000:

  • Tyrrell's Vat 1 Semillon (multiple trophy winner)
  • Delatite Riesling (94 points)
  • Torbreck 'The Factor' Shiraz (Iconic Barossa Shiraz - 93 points)
  • Canobolas-Smith Cabernets (boutique Orange winery)
  • Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Sauvignon (the "baby Grange")
  • De Bortoli Noble One (Australia's most awarded sweet wine)

This is sure to be a unique and highly enjoyable night. Come and join us for the experience.

For more information, or to book, click on the Book Now button below.

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