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Australia Day Tastings 2018

Explore the quality and diversity of Australian wine
at the 2018 Australia Day Tastings.
Photo: Wine Australia
Australia Day Tastings 2018 23 - 29 Jan 2018
London, Edinburgh, Dublin.

At this year’s Australia Day Tastings in London, Edinburgh and Dublin, we showcased over 1000 wines from 40 different regions. Around 1200 visitors attended from across the UK and European wine trade. Guests included buyers from multiple retailers and independent specialists, sommeliers, journalists and educators. 

Thirty-eight winemakers and winery owners flew over to pour their wines and meet the trade – Andrew Hardy (Petaluma), Scott McWilliam (McWilliams), Jeremy Dineen (Josef Chromy), Martin Spedding (Ten Minutes by Tractor), Robyn Pfeiffer (Pfeiffer Wines), Toby Porter (d'Arenberg), Christian Dal Zotto (Dal Zotto) and Mary Dickinson (Dickinson Estate) amongst others. Also attending from Australia was Wine Australia CEO Andreas Clark.

Guests tried the latest vintages of wines from iconic brands such as Penfolds, Torbreck and Yalumba and made new discoveries like Dickinson Estate, Eccentric Wines and MÉRITE that are seeking distribution in the UK. Visitors also participated in master classes and tried a diverse selection of wines on the themed focus tables.

Andreas Clark, Wine Australia CEO, said:

‘This year's Australia Day Tasting in London was a great success. There was a fantastic atmosphere, full of people discovering wines they hadn’t tasted before and renewing old acquaintances, while exhibitor tables had a constant flurry of visitors, and master classes were well-attended. The annual ADT is a very important event to showcase our wines on an international stage and I was delighted to see the enthusiasm for Australian wine.’

London

When: Tuesday 23 January 10am – 5pm

Where: B1, Southampton Row, London, WC1B 4DA - View on Google Maps

  • Over 1000 wines on show
  • Master classes on Margaret River Chardonnay and McLaren Vale
  • Seminar on the 'pepper' compound rotundone in Shiraz by The Australian Wine Research Institute
  • Two Focus Rooms: 60 Gold Medal Winning Wines from DWWA, IWC and IWSC and The Top 50 Aussie Wines as chosen by independent wine merchants
  • Focus Table featuring classic and iconic Australian wines
  • Producers in market and producers seeking distribution
  • Brickwood Coffee & Bread will be running an Aussie pop-up café

ADT 2018 London tasting booklet

Get the full program, list of participating wineries and wineries seeking distribution.

Download

Edinburgh

When: Thursday 25 January 1pm – 6pm

Where: The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ - View on Google Maps

  • Over 400 wines on show
  • Master class on Margaret River Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Focus Table featuring classic and iconic Australian wines
  • Producers in market and producers seeking distribution

ADT 2018 Edinburgh tasting booklet

Get the full program, list of participating wineries and wineries seeking distribution.

Download

Dublin

When: Monday 29 January 1pm – 6pm

Where: The Round Room, The Mansion House, 2 Dawson Street, Dublin -  View on Google Maps

  • Over 300 wines on show
  • Master class on Margaret River Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Focus Table featuring classic and iconic Australian wines
  • Producers in market and producers seeking distribution

ADT 2018 Dublin tasting booklet

Get the full program, list of participating wineries and wineries seeking distribution.

Download

ADT 2018 Media releases

25 Jan 2018 - Australian wine excites at Australia Day Tasting, London

10 Jan 2018 - Experience the evolution of Australian wine at ADT: New wines, producers and styles

08 Jan 2018 - Registration open for biggest Australia Day Tasting in Ireland

07 Dec 2017 - Gold medal winning wines on show at Australia Day Tasting


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