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Dux & MW Award of 2018 Wine Tutorial Announced

 “The Family are very proud to have hosted our most ambitious educational event yet.  To support a vibrant future for New Zealand wine and its next generation of industry leaders, the tutorial has created twelve passionate ambassadors for New Zealand wine.” Family Chair Paul Donaldson. The family are thrilled to have hosted such an engaged […]

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Wines of the Tutorial 2018

  Champagne & Sparkling workshop – Monday 16th July 1 Schramsberg, Blanc de Noirs 2011 California 2 Taittinger, Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2006 Champagne 3 Palliser Estate, Methode Traditionelle 2010 Martinborough 4 Albert Mann, Crémant d’Alsace 2015 Alsace 5 Charles Heidsieck, Brut Reserve NV Champagne 6 Charles Heidsieck, Blanc des Millenaires 1995 Champagne […]

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Wine Tutorial – Class of 2018

From left to right: Marek Przyborek, Karen Fistonich, Benji Smith, Clive Weston & Rosie Finn.  Congratulations to the successful candidates for the 2018 & inaugural Family of Twelve Wine Tutorial. 1 Adam Balasoglou Sales & Marketing Manager Fromm Winery 2 Andres Aragon Perez Senior Head Sommelier Merivale (Australia) 3 Benji Smith Beverage Manager / Sommelier […]

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Candidate Announcement – The Tutorial

“The Family steps up with our largest single investment in the future of New Zealand wine and its next generation of industry leaders” Family Chair Judy Finn. It’s a first and it will be the start of a major investment in the New Zealand wine industry. It’s the Family of Twelve inaugural Wine Tutorial and […]

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