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Application Information – Wine Tutorial 2nd-4th August 2020

The tutorial is open globally to those working with New Zealand wine, in the areas of sommelier, wine retail, wine education and wine journalism (NB it is not open to wine distributors, winemakers and viticulture roles).  The determining force for selection is the applicant’s potential and desire to make a difference; to contribute meaningfully to […]

‘The Family of Twelve Award’ scooped by Australian sommelier

L to R: Blair Walter of Felton Road, Melissa Moore & Helen Masters of Ata Rangi “The Family are very proud to have hosted our second annual Wine Tutorial.  It feels like we’ve created an institution with a life of its own that will help take fine New Zealand wine into the future.” Family Chair […]

Wines of the Tutorial 2019

Champagne & Sparking – Monday 5th August 1 Nautilus Vintage Rose 2015 Marlborough, NZ   2 Laurent Perrier Brut Rose NV Champagne   3 Bründlemayer Brut NV Austria   4 Nyetimber Classic Cuvee NV England   5 Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc 2016   California 6 Pol Roger Brut NV Champagne   7 Pol Roger ‘Sir […]

Second Family of Twelve Wine Tutorial kicks off.

 Empowering leadership through enduring knowledge. They’ve lined up some of the planet’s greatest wines. They’ve chosen 12 top sommeliers from Australia and New Zealand and now it’s just a matter of the polishing the glasses, hundreds of them. It’s the second Family of Twelve wine tutorial. It will be challenging, it will be fun and […]

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