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Wine Appreciation

Next Available: Sun, 24 Oct 5:00PM (AEDT)
Live via Zoom
1 hour
Over 250 people have attended this class


Classes take place between 5pm and 6pm on Sunday afternoons.

Relaxed and highly informative this one-hour Zoom session covers all the basics of wine evaluation and allows participants to interact with others who share a common interest.

In each class we look at a different varietal, region or style. 

So if you would like to join us please feel free to open a bottle before the class begins.


Upcoming Sessions

Pinot Noir Session May 30th 

Shiraz Session June 6th 

Cabernets Session June 13th

Pinot Noir Session July 25th

Semillon Session August 15th 

Dessert wines August 22nd

Victorian Cabernets August 29th

Sangiovese Session September 5th

Sparkling / Champagne September 12th

Coonawarra Shiraz September 19th

Riesling Session September 26th

Chablis Session October 3rd

GSM Session October 10th

White Burgundy October 17th

Rose Class October 24th

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What you will learn

  • Varietal characteristics / Regional characteristics

What you will get

  • The opportunity to interact with others who share a common interest

What to bring

  • An open mind, a passion to learn and a bottle of wine (optional)

What to wear


Appropriate for

Suitable for all over the age of 18

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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4.9 (19 reviews)
19 October 2021How to Taste Wine
I joined this class a year ago and it gets funnier and more enjoyable with each session! Like a great wine the class has perfect balance, with the right amount of humor, exciting information and interesting stories from all involved. Matthew is a wonderful educator and both his online and in person classes are enjoyable for all levels.
06 September 2021How to Taste Wine
A gathering of friends around a good wine (or 2!). I enjoy the camaraderie and the very astute comments about the various wines. A great way to learn more about wines, even after 50 classes!
29 August 2021How to Taste Wine
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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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