5 May 2022

Alternative Australia & New Zealand Wine Masterclass

Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh

ALTERNATIVE AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND MASTERCLASS

Thursday 5 May 2022

Hosted by Rose Murray Brown MW

Discover the diversity of grapes now grown down-under.

This fun tasting of 13 wines will include whites and reds from alternative grape varieties which are now proving successful in Australia and New Zealand.  

Whilst the main grape varieties still found in their regions include the stalwart Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon - there are a wealth of new European grapes which have been planted to help cope with drought and rising temperatures - or have been found suitable for their more temperate regions.

White grapes now being planted include Fiano, Vermentino, Arneis, Marsanne, Gruner Veltliner, Chenin Blanc, Albarino, Sauvignon Gris, Semillon, Verdelho, Viognier, Pinot Blanc & Assyrtiko - and reds include Tempranillo, Mencia, Nero d'Avola, Primitivo, Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Marzemino, Lagrein, Pinotage, Gamay, Zweigelt, St Laurent, Touriga Nacional and more. 

This tasting will highlight the best of these newcomers.

No prior knowledge required, just a love of wine. 

Gift vouchers available on request.

Time: 7.30pm-9.30pm