Attend Australia Trade Tasting 2020

London and Edinburgh
21 - 27 Jan 2020 London, Edinburgh Exhibit
21 - 27 Jan 2020
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London, Edinburgh

Australia has one of the most diverse wine scenes in the world. Quite simply, there’s nothing like it. With more than 100 grape varieties grown across 65 wine regions, our wines are an expression of the distinctive terroirs and vibrant communities that cultivate them.

Running for over 30 years, this annual tasting is the biggest, brightest and most diverse showcase of Australian wine in the UK. To help you explore the diversity of Australian wine, there will be more than 1000 wines from 250 producers across this roadshow. Some of the wineries you may be familiar with, others might be new discoveries that are not yet in market and seeking distribution.

The event comprises a trade tasting, trade master classes, an Australian Wine Discovered zone and, for the first time in ten years, the tasting in Edinburgh will be open to the public as a ticketed tasting evening.  

Taste crisp vibrant whites, standout sparklings, elegant reds and thrilling alternative varieties. From the rogue to the refined, you’ll discover Australian wines that are far from ordinary.

This is also your opportunity to meet the people behind the wines. A number of winemakers and winery owners will be flying over from Australia to pour their wines and share their stories.

21 Jan 2020
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11am – 6pm at B1, Southampton Row, London, WC1B 4DA
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  • 1000+ wines from 200+ producers
  • Regional master classes on Mornington Peninsula and Beechworth
  • Inspirational Australia by Ronan Sayburn MS – standout wines from Ronan’s trip to Australia
  • Focus room on bright, smashable, crunchy reds
  • Australian Wine Discovered education lounge
  • Producers in market and seeking distribution
  • Aussie pop-up café by Brickwood Coffee & Bread

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27 Jan 2020
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1pm – 6pm at The Balmoral Hotel, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ
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  • 350+ wines from 70+ producers
  • Regional master classes on Mornington Peninsula and Beechworth
  • Australian Wine Discovered education area
  • Iconic wines, regional heroes, alternative varieties and new wave styles
  • Producers in market and seeking distribution

Tasting booklet is coming soon

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List of participating wineries

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Program of activities

Master classes - London - Tuesday 21 January 2020

London

The London program features two regional master classes on Mornington Peninsula and Beechworth as well as an Inspirational Australia by Ronan Sayburn MS.

12noon - 1pm The Diversity of Beechworth

Presented by
Julian Castagna (winemaker at Castagna) and Keppell Smith (winemaker at Savaterre)

Beechworth lies at the foothills of the Victorian Alps, about three hours north east of Melbourne. The Beechworth wine region was built on a spirit of innovation, today its wines are unique and exciting. It’s a region where small, family-run vineyards and artisanal winemakers produce premium, cooler-climate wines - both white and red - from an unusually high number of different varieties. In this master class you’ll discover some of the region’s best wines from both iconic producers and emerging stars. The line-up includes a mix of grape varieties and different styles, from Chardonnay and Shiraz to Nebbiolo and Sangiovese. This is the first-ever Beechworth master class at our long-running Australia Trade Tasting. Don’t miss it! This is your chance to explore the quality and diversity of wines from this tiny region.

2pm - 3pm Inspirational Australia by Ronan Sayburn MS

Presented by
Ronan Sayburn MS

Ronan Sayburn MS is Head of Wine at private members club 67 Pall Mall in London. He has been involved in the wine business for nearly 20 years, having worked at a number of prestigious restaurants and hotels including Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons, Pied à Terre, the Gordon Ramsay group and Dorchester Collection UK. Ronan will be sharing the wines, which inspired him the most during his recent trip to Australia. Join him on a journey through the vineyards, hearing the stories and exploring the standout wines from his visit. The wines showcase cool climate regions such as Yarra Valley, Margaret River and Tasmania and alternative varieties such as Fiano, Grenache and Gamay.

4pm - 5pm Mornington Peninsula – Australia’s Pinot Coast

Presented by
Martin Spedding (owner of Ten Minutes by Tractor)

Separating the waters of Western Port and Port Phillip Bay, Mornington Peninsula thrusts its heel into the turbulence of Bass Strait. Here, winemakers capture the region’s wilful ways and produce some of the country’s finest Pinot Noirs – they’re fresh, layered and captivating. From the gentle undulating countryside of the north, through the rich fertile wooded uplands tumbling down to the southern plains, the happy coincidence of late ripening and a prolonged, gentle autumn results in grapes with intense flavours, high natural acidity and fine tannins. Explore eight Pinot Noirs from this beautiful region, made by a combination of powerhouse pioneers, legends and the ‘next-generation’.

Australian Wine Discovered Education Program

The comprehensive, free education program providing information, tools and resources to discover and share Australian wine.

Find out more at our London and Edinburgh tastings.

Want to learn about Mornington Peninsula before the master class? See the guide here

www.wineaustralia.com/education

Master classes - Edinburgh - Monday 27 January 2020

Edinburgh

The Edinburgh program features two regional master classes on Mornington Peninsula and Beechworth

1.30pm - 2.30pm The Diversity of Beechworth

Presented by
Julian Castagna (winemaker at Castagna)

Beechworth lies at the foothills of the Victorian Alps, about three hours north east of Melbourne. The Beechworth wine region was built on a spirit of innovation, today its wines are unique and exciting. It’s a region where small, family-run vineyards and artisanal winemakers produce premium, cooler-climate wines - both white and red - from an unusually high number of different varieties. In this master class you’ll discover some of the region’s best wines from both iconic producers and emerging stars. The line-up includes a mix of grape varieties and different styles, from Chardonnay and Shiraz to Nebbiolo and Sangiovese. This is the first-ever Beechworth master class at our long-running Australia Trade Tasting. Don’t miss it! This is your chance to explore the quality and diversity of wines from this tiny region.

3.30pm - 4.30pm Mornington Peninsula – Australia’s Pinot Coast

Presented by
Martin Spedding (owner of Ten Minutes by Tractor)

Separating the waters of Western Port and Port Phillip Bay, Mornington Peninsula thrusts its heel into the turbulence of Bass Strait. Here, winemakers capture the region’s wilful ways and produce some of the country’s finest Pinot Noirs – they’re fresh, layered and captivating. From the gentle undulating countryside of the north, through the rich fertile wooded uplands tumbling down to the southern plains, the happy coincidence of late ripening and a prolonged, gentle autumn results in grapes with intense flavours, high natural acidity and fine tannins. Explore eight Pinot Noirs from this beautiful region, made by a combination of powerhouse pioneers, legends and the ‘next-generation’.

Australian Wine Discovered Education Program

The comprehensive, free education program providing information, tools and resources to discover and share Australian wine.

Find out more at our London and Edinburgh tastings.

Want to learn about Mornington Peninsula before the master class? See the guide here

www.wineaustralia.com/education

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