2022 Riedel Riesling Master Class

Posted 18 September 2022 6:45pm

The 2022 Riedel Riesling Master Class

The 2022 Riedel Riesling Master Class will feature two sessions:

Rieslings of New Zealand - Cameron Douglas MS, will present Rieslings from the great Riesling regions of New Zealand - from the block mountains, schisty soils and dry climate of Central Otago; to the dry inland valleys and loess soils of inland Canterbury and Marlborough; Nelson gravels and Wellington Dristrict greywackes. Cameron will explain the regions,  how geography determines their terroir and will present a an oustanding Riesling from each of the five key New Zealand Riesling regions, contratsing the characters of the regions.

Cameron is an experienced wine writer, commentator, judge, reviewer, presenter and consultant. He takes his position as unofficial Ambassador for New Zealand wine very seriously, ensuring he spends time in every wine region in the country regularly. He lives his life around his enthusiasm for all things beverage – teaching, travelling, tasting and talking. He has judged and presented regularly in the USA, the UK, Australia and Asia. Holding the first Master Sommelier (MS) qualification to be awarded in the Southern Hemisphere, Cameron has served on the Board of Directors for the Court of Master Sommeliers Americas, and is a committed member of the Court of Master Sommeliers Europe.

Riesling with texture - A new zeitgeist for Australian Riesling?   - Jane Faulkner, Wine Writer, reviewer and judge will present five exceptional Rieslings from SE Australia chosen for their expression of the characteristics which make Riesling a versatile and complex wine.       

Jane is a journalist by training and a wine writer by vocation. She contributes to numerous publications including Halliday magazine and is a reviewer for Australia’s leading wine guide, Halliday Wine Companion and is the Australian contributor for Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Guide. She is also an experienced wine judge and has chaired numerous shows. Jane is a guest presenter at the AWRI Advanced Wine Assessment Course. As part of the ASVO Wine Show Technical Advisory Committee, Jane helped revise, rewrite and update the protocols on running Australian wine shows. She is involved in the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival as a wine committee member advising on content and a regular presenter during the festival. Born in Malaysia and living in Melbourne, Jane never tires of travelling throughout the wine world including Australia in search of stories and wines from inspirational, thoughtful producers. Other than that, she drinks with gusto.

Date: Thursday 13 October

Time: 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Venue: High Courtyards,  Hotel Realm, National Circuit, Barton


Bookings must be made online at: https://www.trybooking.com/CBZUM

Includes a light supper.

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