The Build a Blanc Workshop

Friday 19:30 – 20:30

Saturday 15:30 – 16:30

Sunday 15:30 – 16:30

Discover the secrets to making a world-class Sauvignon Blanc with Villa Maria, one of the most iconic and admired New Zealand wineries. Join The Wine Show team in a masterclass where you’ll blend your own New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Discover how to balance fruit and freshness, aroma and fruit. This is a unique opportunity to have a go at being a winemaker, with New Zealand’s most awarded winery.

Good, Better, Best

Saturday 13:00 – 14:00

Sunday 13:00 – 14:00

What makes the best wines… best? Can you measure it. Or is it just a question of liking it more? Join The Wine Show team in a tasting through some good wines, better wines and the team’s best wines. Then we’ll discover how to judge the wines, and why that’s different from liking them. You’ll learn about your own palate, how to choose wines you’ll love and how to talk about wines like a pro.

Time for a glass of not-your-usual?

Saturday 19:30 – 20:30

Sunday 19:30 – 20:30

Want to break that Sauvignon habit? Time for a change from Chilean Chardonnay? Sounds like you could do with a glass of not-your-usual. The Wine Show team will introduce you to their favourite alternatives for popular wine styles. New zesty frontiers for Sauvignon lovers. Meat-friendly wines for Malbec fans. Pretenders for Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio… You’ll never drink the same again.

The Pursuit of Wine Trivia

Friday 21:30 – 22:30

Saturday 21:30 – 22:30

Sunday 21:30 – 22:30

Join us for a Wine Bar Quiz – with a difference. Taste through wines as fascinating as they are delicious. Discover how a wine’s name can tell you what to expect. Learn dinner party anecdotes that will amaze your friends. Find out the difference between a punt and a prunt. The Wine Show team will reveal how the story outside the bottle is as captivating as the wine inside it.


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