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Amy Northcott
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by Nikki To and courtesy of Pfeiffer Wines.

Whether you're looking to learn more about wine, or transport yourself to the High Country of Victoria, you're spoilt for choice with virtual events to keep you busy amidst isolation.
Winery Report

High Country at Home

➽ Visit website for dates

Escape to Victoria’s High Country and join a virtual experience showcasing the region’s thriving food and wine scene. If isolation has you wanting to work on your culinary skills, join Pizzini Wine’s Katrina Pizzini for her Art of Gnocchi Making session. Order a pack containing the main ingredients, recipe cards and special utensils and she will teach you all the tricks to making gnocchi. Looking to pair wine with your pasta? You’re all sorted with two bottles of Pizzini Wine included in your pack For those who have always dreamed of being a winemaker, Rutherglen icons Pfeiffer Wines are offering a Muscat Master Blender Experience. The Pfeiffer team will guide you through four classifications and two barrel samples of Rutherglen muscat before they let you take the reins to create your own blend.

Discover all the events on offer at victoriashighcountry.com.au

VinoEd with Shun Eto

➽ Various sessions throughout October and November

If you’ve ever wanted to get into wine or learn more about it, join industry star Shun Eto for his VinoEd virtual sessions. Shun invites you to explore the amazing world of wine and support our local producers through his fun, relaxed and informative tastings held over Zoom. He will take you through three different wines relevant to the session’s theme, and is sometimes joined by a special guest. Across spring, the sessions will feature topics such as sake and wine, Australian small producers and biodynamic wine in McLaren Vale. To get involved, head to the VinoEd website to book your spot and to order home delivery of wines for the session.

To see the full VinoEd program, visit vinoed.com.au

Archie Rose Virtual Gin Tasting

➽  Visit website for dates

Australia’s much-loved gin producers Archie Rose are bringing their award- winning tipples to you for their Virtual Gin Tasting. Join the distillers as they take you through their range, including the popular Harvest 2019 Poorman’s Orange Gin and Archie Rose x Sydney Opera House Inside Gin. Head to the Archie Rose website to purchase your virtual tasting pack, which includes all the gins and tonics for the session delivered straight to your door.

See archierose.com.au/experiences

Fancy tasting the Archie Rose range at home?
Fancy tasting the Archie Rose range at home?

Explore Scotch at Home with The Fox Hole

➽  Book your own experience

Dive in (if you haven’t already) to the world of Scotch with The Fox Hole’s Explore Scotch at Home tasting experience. The team from the Sydney bar and cafe will deliver their expertise as you’re guided through a tasting of five Scotch whiskies while learning all about the history of the famous tipple. All you need to do is message your friends, book a time and get ready for all your Scotch whisky, garnishes and nibbles to be delivered to your door.

Find out more at thefoxhole.com.au

Unico Zelo Wine For the People

➽ EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT VIA TWITCH, INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK AND YOUTUBE

Break up your working week with a healthy dose of wine and banter during the Unico Zelo Wine for the People livestream. Settle in with a glass in hand as owner Brendan Carter sits down with a special industry guest each episode to chat all things drinks, hospitality – and anything that comes to mind really.

So far, guests have included the likes of GT WINE’s Nick Stock, Dan Graham, of Sigurd Wines, Chester Osborn, of d’Arenberg, plus many more familiar faces. Missed any of the episodes so far? Head to the Unico Zelo Facebook page to catch up on previous conversations.

Check out who’s up next to feature at unicozelo.com.au

MISSED TASTING AUSTRALIA?

If like us at GT WINE you were sad to hear that Tasting Australia, scheduled to take place in March, had been cancelled due to Covid-19, fear not! The Tasting Australia team has launched a range of smaller events to be held throughout October and November to help support those businesses affected. While it’s not a virtual event, Tasting Australia Local Program 2020 provides a stellar line-up and encourages Adelaidians to get out and support local producers and venues. Some highlights include the 2KW Seafood and Oyster Festival, Meet Your Maker at Beresford, and the Gin Sea Voyage with Hains & Co, Never Never Distilling Co and Applewood Distillery.

See the full program of events at tastingaustralia.com.au