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.
Matthew runs excellent classes, quite unlike anything else around. Hi sensory evaluation method of smelling & tasting the bracket of wines twice- first without food then again after- is really different and revelatory. Having spent over 30 years in the wine industry, I love going to his classes as I come away with a fresh perspective. I strongly recommend these courses to both experienced and novice wine lovers.
Found a new winery for my list and great company .
Excellent presentation, choice of wines, setup, timing. In depth look at a range of superb recent pinots, discussion, opportunity to retry after food, everyone's viewpoint sought and valued. Have done such sessions with Matthew before, look forward to many more in future. Could not recommend more highly for anyone keen to broaden their experience with fine wine.