Study Wines from Down Under Australia and New Zealand

Do the names Barrosa Valley, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley, Margaret River, or Hawke's Bay, Central Otago, and Marlborough sound at all familiar. If they do great! If not even better!! These are all wine regions in Australia and New Zealand. Some absolutely off the charts wines are coming from "Down Under" and at a far less expensive price point then many of our comparable California wines. Thier best known varietals are Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir. Although we have all these grapes here, they take on a very different character South of the equator.


So like normal, there is no cost to come to this study group but there is a lil bit of effort required. First you must pick a good wine. (does not have to be expensive) Must have a rating of 88 or above from a well known rating entity. WS, WE, WA, etc. Yes, I must apply this rule as we have had some less than great wines show up here. BOO! Next, bring a one page sheet of notes on the wine, the region or both. Yes, this is about education so this is also a must. No worries if you are shy, hand me the notes and I will read them to the group for you. The last part Bring an appetizer for 10 that goes with this wine and region. I know it is a lil effort that has to be put in here, but every one of the study groups has always been completely full. Why? Because you get to learn a lil something, eat great food, enjoy wonderful conversation, and of course Drink Great Wine. See you on Friday!

If any questions give me a call at[masked]-0809.

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  • Douglas

    Fun time, with Great Wines, Food and Conversation. As always I learned more about the regions from others input and looking up info for my wines. I look forward to the next one, Cab here we come!

    September 29, 2012

  • Mary

    Excellent! Many great wines to taste and great info share. Yummy food too!! A great time.

    September 29, 2012

  • Toni

    Excellent study with visuals, great wines and great people. So happy to have been a part of this one.

    September 28, 2012

  • Toni

    I haven't received the address yet. I'm assuming that it is coming via email, correct?

    September 25, 2012

    • Douglas

      I will send the address to all RSVPs on Friday Morning, as we often have a few changes prior to the event.

      1 · September 26, 2012

  • Carol

    I look forward to this. I am anxious to get some wine knowledge under my belt.

    September 24, 2012

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