Australian Grape Varieties in Focus

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust in association with Wine Australia are offering a six-week programme on consecutive Monday evenings, 6.30pm to approximately 8.30pm throughout September and October 2008, and comprises the following sessions to be guided and tutored by visiting Australian representatives of the wine industry, focusing on six of the key grape varieties from australia including Shiraz, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon to name a few:

Monday - September 22nd "Pinot Noir" - Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Tasmania

Monday - September 29th "Shiraz" - Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Grampians, Western Australia

Monday - October 6th "Riesling” - Clare Valley, Eden Valley, Great Southern

Monday - October 13th "Chardonnay" - Margaret River, Yarra Valley

Monday - October 20th "Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc” - Hunter Valley, Adelaide Hills, Margaret Valley

Monday - October 27th "Cabernet Sauvignon" - Coonawarra, Margaret River

On successful completion of the course, the candidate will receive a signed certificate. Although the course is mainly aimed at the consumer or wine enthusiast who normally does not work in the wine industry, it will also benefit those who are professionals working in the trade as well. This is an opportunity not to be missed. All glassware and spittoons will be provided and up to 12 wines per evening session will be shown.

Sarah Ahmed, The Wine Detective and Australian winemakers including Sandro Moselle (Kooyong Wines, Victoria), James Kellie (Harewood Estate, Western Australia), Kevin Glastonbury (The Yalumba Wine Company, South Australia) and Simon Osicka, (Leasingham Estate, South Australia) will guide you through the wines and their regions.