Fine Wine Appreciation

Melbourne, VIC 3000
Member since 2015
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  • 85 Classes
  • 652 Students
  • 31 Reviews


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Fine Wine Appreciation - passionate, independent wine education

Fine Wine Appreciation has been running for over 15 years in Melbourne, conducted by respected wine expert Matthew Hansen. As a highly acclaimed professional chef and educator, Matthew’s personable style and passionate approach ensures all those with a love of fine wine will benefit from his unique and insightful perspectives. 

Most importantly, Matthew is Melbourne’s only completely independent educator, and not affiliated with any specific wineries, wine merchant or makers – all wines featured in his courses are offered on merit alone. Fine Wine Appreciation does not accept industry favours, and does not sell wine to participants.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

As places are very limited we do not offer refunds. If by chance you are unable to attend you are welcome to send another person/s in your place.

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12 October 2017 • Wine Dinners at Osteria Ilaria

The dinner at Osteria Ilaria was incredible and very informative. Matthew matched the wines perfectly to each dish which enhanced the flavours of both the wine and the food. Would highly recommend.


05 October 2017 • Wine Dinners at Osteria Ilaria

I have attended many of Matthew’s wine classes/dinners over the past 12 years, and every time is an absolute joy. Matthew is a warm, inclusive and knowledgeable host. There are no wrong answers at his events - just great wine, great food and great company. At the Osteria Ilaria dinner in particular, the food is exceptional, and Matthew’s wine choices are well-paired, always provoke discussion, and always delicious. The vibe and tone of the whole evening is relaxed, friendly and wholly enjoyable. See you there!


26 September 2017 • Beginners Wine Class Fitzroy North Vic

Matthew was well prepared, and made everyone comfortable and eager to learn more about wine. He went about doing this in an easy-going, relaxed, and very personal manner. It was a small, diverse group, and we were all included in every aspect of the presentation. I probably expected more wine snobbery, and competitiveness amongst us, but this did not eventuate. Every opinion was worthy of discussion, and respected. Wines selected were well chosen to demonstrate differences, and not intended to bolster reputations. I learned that I did possess a moderately respectable appreciation of wines, which has been enhanced in a delightful, personal setting.

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