The Landmark Australia Tutorial has been happening all week, showcasing the best Australian wine has to offer. It has been an epic event with some of the best wines ever made being poured, I just wish I was there to taste them! I wonder what a ‘55 Grange tastes like?
Luckily, for those of us not able to make it (ie: not invited!) The Qwoff Boys have taken over the internets and have been keeping the punters up to date from behind the scenes. Their blog has a great insight into what’s been happening and what wines are being poured and includes interviews with some of the legends of the Aussie wine industry such as Michael Hill Smith, Tim Kirk and Ed Carr. Check out the Road to Vino episodes too, particularly the interview with Peter Lehmann, a living legend!
The big event however, was the live stream and tweet-up featuring a live interview with Andrew Thomas who spoke of the Semillons coming out of the Hunter, both new and aged. For wino’s who have attention deficit disorder of some kind or other it was a dream come true! There were plenty of top Semillons to try, a live stream of the Qwoff boys and Andrew tasting as well as the twitter #LAT10 stream going ballistic. Tweet-up parties were staged across the nation and around the world (@JetRobins) as people shared stories, opinions and tasting notes on this underrated variety.
Props to Andre and Justin for making the effort and having the vision to bring such an event to the world and embracing this exciting medium. Wine is interactive, social and fun, even on a Wednesday night! The opportunity to taste great wines should not be limited to a small group of industry insiders so thanks for sharing a bit of the good stuff with the rest of us!
Anyway, during the tweet-up the call went out on the live stream for the the best tweet. This lucky punter was going to win a 3 pack of some of the best wines from the tutorials. After hearing Andre say they’d tasted their way through $40,000 worth of wines that day I thought it’d be worth a crack, so I got creative and put out a tweet. After a few more wines I thought it would make a good song (as you do!) and so here it is. My attempt to win 3 bottles of wine! You probably won’t believe it, but i’m a wine drinker, not a singer!
Cheers to Justin, Andre and all who were involved in this live stream and tweet-up, especially the following wineries who sent samples for me to try. Tyrrells, Scarborough, Molly Morgan, Bimbadgen, Two Churches and Andrew Thomas.
Congratulations on an awesome event, looking forward to the next one!