Tasting Australia's Finest Wines

Start training your palate to taste wine like a pro

Creativity 2 min read Jan 26, 2021

Wine connoisseur Matthew Hansen has been teaching fine wine appreciation for more than two decades. Open to everyone from complete beginners to the more savvy wine lovers, his courses have had more than 3,000 attendees.

Being a chef himself, Matthew makes sure to pair food with wine in his classes – which range from introduction to wine to more horizontal and vertical tastings featuring specific wine regions or styles. Moreover, as the only completely independent wine educator in Melbourne with no special affiliation with specific wineries, wine merchants or makers, he picks wines to feature in his classes based on pure merit, so you can be assured of a quality wine experience.

But the real secret to Matthew’s success? His classes are fun and engaging, as he regales participants with witty stories in between nuggets of deep knowledge shared about high-end wine.

Wine Classes in Red Hill

When: 13th Feb 4:00-6:00PM
Where: Nordie Cafe, 1008 Mornington-Flinders Rd, Red Hill VIC 3937

Are you a Pinot Noir lover? If you reside in or around the Peninsula, you’re in for a treat! Join Matthew, as he brings his Fine Wine Appreciation course to the Red Hill at Nordie.

You’ll learn how to: Select wine from a list with confidence; Taste, assess, store, cellar and serve fine wine; Understand different wine styles and flavour profiles.

Enjoy a structured tasting of six of Australia’s finest table wines, as you share a heady evening with fellow oenophiles. All tuition and comprehensive, wine, food and tasting notes are included.

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Advanced Wine Class in Naughtons Hotel

When: 9th, 16th, and 23rd February, 7:00-9:00PM
Where: The Private Room Naughtons Hotel, 43 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3052

If dry red wine is more to your taste, Matthew is teaching an advanced class at Naughtons Hotel, featuring Wynns Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon, a well-loved Australian variety especially in auction circles.

Get to enjoy six artisan wines made only from top-quality Cabernet Sauvignon varietal planted on terra rossa soil in the Coonawarra wine region, which is perhaps Australia’s most famous terroir. As usual, the wine will be paired with food served by Naughtons Hotel.

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To find out more or to book one or both these classes, check out Matthew Hansen’s classes here on WeTeachMe.

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Advanced Wine Class

Advanced Wine Class