Whether you're a wine lover or are looking to get into and understand the appreciation around wine culture, there are events at the National Wine Centre that might tickle your fancy!
Each masterclass will be hosted by head sommelier James Boden, who will take the event-goers on a two-hour journey, where they will be able to entice their tastebuds to something unique and one-of-a-kind through a sensory interpretation of six different wines. Not only will you be able to polish up on your wine knowledge, but you'll also get a chance to understand how food and wine pairings work (and why they work so well). If you're feeling really adventurous, you can even participate in a blind tasting to make the evening even more fun and intriguing.
Masterclass #1: Nebbiolo, A discovery - Australia vs Italy Held on August 28, 2019 from 6pm - 8pm, this masterclass will highlight Australian wineries that focus on the great Italian grape varietals - Nebbiolo. For $50, you'll be able to sample three Australian and three Italian styles of wines.
Masterclass #2: Grenache - a battle of the Valleys! Barossa vs Rhone
Held on September 25, 2019 from 6pm - 8pm, this masterclass will be a great introduction to event-goers around GSM, GMS and SGM blends. For $50, you'll be able to sample three examples of Australian blends from the Barossa Valley and three examples of Grenache blends from Southern Rhone.
Masterclass #3 and 4: Champagne Fest Masterclasses Held on October 27 across two sections: 12pm - 12:45pm and 2pm - 2:45pm, these masterclasses are for those who love the eloquence of champagne. The first masterclass at $75 will introduce event-goers to samplers of Champagne from Agrapart to Pierre Peters. The second masterclass at $95 will introduce event-goers to samplers of Late Disgorgement sparkling wines that are locally as well as internationally sourced.
Masterclass #5: Is Chardonnay back in trend? Held on November 27, 2019 from 6pm - 8pm, this masterclass will introduce event-goers to the best Chardonnay in Australia. For $50, you'll be able to taste the polarising wines that are sourced from places like the Adelaide Hills, Yarra Valley, and Margaret River (to name a few).
Masterclass #6: Aged Red Wine. Why bringing your best bottle to Christmas lunch is a bad idea Held on December 4, 2019 from 6pm - 8pm, this masterclass will walk event-goers through the process of ageing wine and explain why this process is so important. For $50, you'll also be able to sample some of the best aged Australian reds!
The National Wine Centre's masterclasses will be running from August 28 - December 4.
Book your tickets to each / all masterclasses by following the link here.