Mainlanders with a taste for Tasmanian wines will have the luxury of sampling some of their favourite drops a little closer to home this winter, as Tasmania Unbottled 2012 kicks off around the country.
Bookings are now open for Australia’s largest showcase of Tassie wine and gourmet produce in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane – which is a drawcard event for the country’s wine enthusiasts, as well as trade and media specialists.
Featuring both consumer and trade sessions, it seems as if there will be something for everyone on offer at this one yearly event.
Sydneysiders and Melburnians will be treated to a crash course on cheese and wine matching with the Bruny Island Cheese Company.
Sommeliers Australia members attending the event will also have the opportunity to attend an exclusive masterclass – which is based on the International Cool Climate Symposium workshop facilitated by Julian Alcorso and Dr Andrew Pirie.
The talk will focus on difference between actual and perceived sugar levels in wine and how they influence consumer habits.
Those who are living north of the border will want to make a beeline for the tradeshow tutorial entitled Wines from a Small Island.
Adding to the various reasons to take part in the food and culture exchange is the recent track record of Tasmanian wines performing well on the world stage.
In the last year, the island state has so far won a number of prestigious awards for its wine making and expert blends, including the prestigious Jimmy Watson Trophy, Best Pinot Noir in the Sydney International and International Cool Climate Wine shows, Champion Wine of the National Cool Climate Wine Shoe, Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine’s Winemaker of the Year and Young Wine Maker of the Year.
To find out more about the event and any booking information, you can visit the Wine Tasmania website.