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16/10/2014

Unearth Australian wine at Good Food and Wine Show tastings

Wine Australia is encouraging visitors to discover more about its home grown world class wines through the Riedel A+ Australian Wine Masterclass tastings as part of the three day Good Food and Wine Show this weekend at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Each day wine professional Dan Coward will host five 45 minute sessions that will guide guests through a tasting of a particular grape variety or region.

Tickets for each tasting are $45 and can be purchased via the Good Food and Wine Show website or on the day.

Here's what to expect across the weekend:

A Brioche Breakfast & Australia's Brilliant Bubbles, Friday–Sunday 10.30am

Start the day with breakfast and bubbles exploring the many and varied styles of Australian sparkling wine from Prosecco and Moscato through to method traditionelle styles and sparkling red.

The wine tasting line-up includes:

  • 2004 House of Arras, Grand Vintage
  • NV Peter Lehmann Wines, Black Queen Sparkling Shiraz

White Wine Smackdown, Friday–Sunday 11.45am

Move aside big bold reds, it's time for white wine to take centre stage. Get ready to challenge your perceptions of Australian whites as a blind tasting of six wines is conducted to see which varietal comes out on top. Which white will dominate the tasting? That's for you to decide.

The wine tasting line-up includes:

  • 2009 Tyrrell’s, HVD Semillon
  • 2012 De Bortoli, Yarra Valley Single Vineyard Section A5 Chardonnay

Pinot Noir & Salumi, Friday–Sunday 1.00pm

Someone once said making the perfect Pinot Noir is the maniacal pursuit of the deranged winemaker for the non-existent Holy Grail. Is it the perfume, the wildness, the texture or the elements of exotica that lure us in siren-like to this grape? Pinot Noir has come a long way in Australia and this session will explore all that is exciting about this most alluring of varieties; the perfect pairing with some of Salumi Australia's tastiest charcuterie (smallgoods).

The wine tasting line-up includes:

  • 2012 Marchand & Burch, Mount Barrow Pinot Noir
  • 2012 De Bortoli, Riorret ‘The Abbey’ Pinot Noir

Regional Heroes, Friday–Sunday 2.15pm

Australian winemakers aren’t constrained by Old World tradition. They can plant what they want, where they want it. This tasting will explore the ‘hero’ grape varieties of Australian regions where consistently exceptional quality has made that variety synonymous with the region.

The wine tasting line-up includes:

  • 2012 Oakridge, Local Vineyard Series Chardonnay
  • 2010 Paringa Estate, Pinot Noir
  • 2012 Rolf Binder, Heysen Shiraz

Shirazamatazz, Friday–Sunday 3.30pm

Australia has made Shiraz its own and today it’s grown in almost all of Australia’s 65 wine regions. If you think Australian Shiraz is all the same, this is the tasting for you. Discover the remarkably different expressions of Aussie Shiraz and how each reflects its particular region and its winemaker’s personal style.

The wine tasting line-up includes:

  • 2012 Coriole, Willunga 1920 Old Vine Shiraz
  • 2013 First Creek, Winemaker’s Reserve Shiraz

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