Fine Wine Appreciation

Fine Wine Appreciation

Melbourne, VIC 3000
Member since 2015
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  • 130 Classes
  • 988 Students
  • 63 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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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!


19 November 2018 • Wine Dinners at Kenzan Japanese Restaurant

This wine dinner is different from the wine appreciation classes in that the theme is on pairing and enjoying good wines with fine food rather than focusing on the nuances and subtleties of the individual wines presented. Kenzan is a long-established and consistent fine-dining Japanese restaurant, a good combination with the chardonnay's and pinots served on the night. Would be even better if the meal was capped with a Japanese desert to go with the sauternes style dessert wine instead of fruits!


18 November 2018 • Wine Dinners at Kenzan Japanese Restaurant

Kenzan has been one of my favourite Melbourne restaurants for years. And I go first to Matthew's expertise on all things oenological. This was a beautiful night that combined two things I've enjoyed for years. Thank you, Matthew.

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