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Let Australia Surprise You

April 25, 2018 4pm - 7:30pm

We're excited to learn more about South Australian wines in our April educational class with Mark Rashap!

Reminder: These classes will start promptly at 4pm and 6pm. If you arrive late we'll do our best to accommodate you but we cannot guarantee that you will be served all of the wines.

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"After returning from an intense week of getting to know the major wine regions of South Australia (through a partnership between WFFT and the South Australia government), I corrected and recalibrated many preconceived notions of the current state of the industry. Yes, it is true that 15-20 years ago so much over-ripe, jammy, and cheap Shiraz came into the US that many wine lovers and collectors believe this to be the face of all Australian wine. Today, nothing could be further from the truth. There is a palpable drive to experiment with new varieties, discover cool-climate sub-regions, and push the bar of quality with traditional varieties of Cabernet and Shiraz. Plus, since Phylloxera has never affected South Australia, it is the home to many of the oldest producing vineyards in the world. In this class, we’ll be exploring all the gems and discoveries from the trip. I promise, they will surprise you as well!" - Mark Rashap, CWE