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Gourmet Traveller WINE & Perpetual

The Perfect Blend


Balgownie Estate, Gourmet Traveller WINE and Perpetual, invite you to mix it with the best and try your luck at crafting a luscious red blend wine.

Have you ever wondered just what’s involved in mastering the mystic art of winemaking? Well, here’s your chance to learn from the experts and create your very own cabernet blend under the watchful eyes of Balgownie Estate’s chief winemaker Mark Lane and wine writer and judge, Peter Bourne.

To kick-start the fun-filled evening at Melbourne’s Park Hyatt Hotel, guests will be welcomed by Gourmet Traveller WINE’s editor Judy Sarris before enjoying a lively glass of Balgownie NV Cuvee Brut and delicious canaps. Balgownie Estate will then introduce four regal reds: a cabernet franc, two cabernets and a cabernet merlot – top drops from which each winemaking team of four people will mix, match and create their own special blend. The rules of the game and nuances of each variety will be explained by the judges before the teams of budding oenophiles attempt to craft up to six different blends during the allocated time. Armed with tasting notes, measuring tools and with a thirst to be crowned ‘Champion Winemakers’, it’s sure to be a keen contest. The winning team judged to have created the perfect blend will have their standalonevintage bottled by Balgownie Estate and sent to their home address.

Don’t miss out on this unique winemaking opportunity. Book now, space is limited!

DATE: Thursday, June 2

TIME: 6:30pm -8.30pm

PLACE: Trilogy Room, Park Hyatt Melbourne, 1 Parliament Square (off Parliament Place)

COST: $40

BOOKINGS: Danielle Gunns (02) 9282 8396 or dgunns@acpmagazines.com.au