Fine Wine Appreciation

Fine Wine Appreciation

Melbourne, VIC 3000
Member since 2015
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  • 134 Classes
  • 1032 Students
  • 65 Reviews

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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Cancellation & 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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16 January 2019 • Beginners Wine Class

Matthew's Beginners' Wine Class was two hours of delightful conversation, informative banter and, of course, stunning wines. Matthew is a wonderful story teller and drew us in with his insight and knowledge. It was an evening of laughter with like-minded patrons, and we all left with a fistful of handy information. Kudos to Matthew in creating an experience which is intimate, joyful, and an in perfect environment, presenting wines which are exquisite to experience.


09 January 2019 • Advanced Wine Class

This was a complete surprise. I was expecting a "closed door" attitude where people might judge me for being a wine rookie. But even in the advanced class the instructor was gracious and patient (although the class skips along at a decent pace so DON'T drift off into a little wine dream, leave that for later, ha!) The instructor, Matthew, is that rare kind of person who shares their knowledge but also makes time to listen to everyone at the table. I was really charmed by how he made time for everyone to share their thoughts. It was a Pinot Noir night and I was lucky enough to sit next to David from the Prince Albert Winery so yeah, there's a chance to mingle with some real rockstars of the wine industry too. A total pleasure and I've already booked into a February 2018 class to try some Cabernet Sauvignon. Five stars, for sure. Five freaking gold stars.


21 November 2018 • Advanced Wine Class

Matthew is a knowledgeable and courteous host. His wine appreciation courses, dinners and vertical tastings are always informative, valuable and most importantly - they're hosted in a warm friendly atmosphere. I never profess to being a wine expert, and in Matthew's environment I never feel like i'm being 'wine snobbed.' I'd recommend his classes to anyone from beginning to appreciate or learn more about wine, to those with a sophisticated taste. His wines are exceptional, rare, and delicious!

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