Can you tell your Semillon from your Sauvignon Blanc or pick which Shiraz is from the Barossa?
Wine Australia’s Tasting Blind Club (TBC) gives you the chance to do just that. As well as testing your blind tasting skills, you can catch up with wine trade friends and you might even win a prize.
This fun, free-pour blind tasting is perfect for wine students preparing for their WSET Diploma, MW or Court of Master Sommeliers exams, but of course anyone from the trade looking to brush up their tasting skills is very welcome.
How Tasting Blind Club works
Every month TBC showcases a diverse, exciting range of 12 - 20 Australian wines. The wines are divided into flights, themed by region or variety, and tasted blind along with a quiz sheet.
After sipping, slurping and some scribbling, tasters can choose to submit their answers at the end, with the most successful taster winning a prize. If you'd prefer not to submit your quiz sheet, no worries, TBC is also about great wines and good conversation!
The wine line-up
Australia has one of the most diverse wine scenes in the world, with more than 130 different grape varieties grown across 65 wine regions. From rogue to refined, classic to contemporary, it’s variety with more, you know, variety. Over the months, you’ll taste the diversity and discover what makes our wines so exciting.
As it’s a blind tasting, we can’t give too much away, but highlights include:
- Iconic producers and the ‘next generation’
- Cool climate Chardonnay and Shiraz
- Less familiar and ‘off the beaten track’ regions
- The legends and great classics
- Fortified and sweet wines
- Alternative grape varieties and unusual blends
Watch out - there’s an interloper in the line-up. Every month, we’ll sneakily include a wine from outside Australia. See if you can spot it!
Dates and times
- Monday 10 February 2020 - register here
- Monday 9 March 2020
- Monday 20 April 2020
- Monday 11 May 2020
- Monday 8 June 2020
Time: 4.00pm – 7.00pm (last entry is at 6.30pm so pop in anytime until then, tasting will finish at 7pm)
To register your interest or to attend Tasting Blind Club 2019-20, please email firstname.lastname@example.org