Vintages Pre-Release Tasting: Australia’s First Families and Southern Italy

Thursday, April 28, 2011 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Vendange Institute, 440 Albert St, Suite C108

Join us at Vendange for our signature VPR tasting. Australia’s First Families (of Wine that is), and Southern Italy are featured in the Vintages release of 30 April.

With a line-up like that, how can you possibly choose to miss this VPR?

Australia’s First Families is an initiative created by 12 family-owned Australian wineries. Together they represent 16 Australian regions across four states. They believe that they are the custodians of some of the finest vineyards that Australia has to offer. They take the view that people prefer to relate to real products from real people. We may see real names like d’Arenberg, de Bortoli, and Yalumba in the tasting.

Southern Italy has long been known as a region of interesting varietals and quality wines. We may go beyond the Cab-Pinot-Shiraz fraternity and feature varietals like Gaglioppo, Magliocco Canino, or Grechetto!

As usual, we’ll be tasting these wines blind, and in several flights. There will likely be one white and three red flights. We’ll have time between the flights to talk about what we’ve tasted, and we’ll have the wine list available at the conclusion of the evening. We encourage you to register early, as members signed up for this event by Saturday, April 23 will be invited to suggest a few wine choices from the release. We will consider those suggestions as we make final selections for the tasting, particularly looking at popular items based on multiple responses along with any intriguing thematic suggestions.

Book your seat early.

Members: $40.68 (incl HST) Invited Guests: $46.33 (incl HST)

To register, please go to