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Introduction to wine

Australian Wine Discovered Education Program

Start at the beginning with an introduction to how wine is made, how to taste, different styles and Australia’s best-known regions.

Educator guide

Detailed topic information, as well as tips on how to best facilitate your event and tasting.

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Program contents

  • What is wine and how it's made
  • Ageing, oak versus stainless steel
  • How to taste wine (colours, aromas, sweetness/dryness, acidity, body, tannin, alcohol)
  • Vintage
  • Wine styles and varieties, varietals versus blends
  • Regionality and why it matters
  • How to serve wine (temperature, glassware, food pairing)
  • Wine faults and how to identify them

Presentation slides

A highly-visual presentation to convey key points and bring your tasting to life,
as well as a printable handout of presentation slides with space for notes.

Videos

Video material is available for this program. 

All videos are available for download from the Wine Australia Digital Asset Library. Register as a user to gain access

Introduction to wine 

Loop video, designed to be played in the background as you welcome people or during a break.

Length: 01.56 min

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How is white wine made?

Length: 02.35

Feature video, providing topical insights from Australian winemakers, experts and others.

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How is red wine made?

Length: 02.47 min

Feature video, providing topical insights from Australian winemakers, experts and others.

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Complementary resources

Attendance certificates and editable tasting lists, sheets and mats to use for tastings.

Certificate of Attendance (EN)
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Tasting Sheet (EN)
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Tasting List (EN) - Editable
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Tasting Mat A3 (EN) - Editable
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