Welcome to Wine Tasting Events!
Marc Anthony once said, “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.”
Wine IS what I love. It’s been my passion now for more than 15 years. Because I’ve dedicated many years to perfecting my nose, palate and ability to pick up certain notes in all types of wines, I’ve become a teacher of the craft.
Over the years as I became more passionate about finding the best wineries and wines, I wanted to share these tastes and experiences with the world. So I created a one-of-a-kind website featuring extraordinary wines. That website and store still exists today: www.topaustralianwines.com.au
Yet, when I first began… nothing happened. I tried everything to make my website stand out in the cutthroat wine industry. But NOTHING worked! How was I supposed to compete with huge retail chains and the hundreds of online retailers?
Here was the problem: Most Australian wine drinkers stick with what they know. So as a specialist boutique wine seller who promotes small vineyards, how could I convince people to buy different wines?
I knew they had to TASTE my wines first. Only then would they be convinced.
That’s when I had an epiphany! Why not bring wine and food enthusiasts together! They could learn about and taste new wines while enjoying fine cuisine! That’s when Wine Tasting Events was born.
My first event had 90 people booked! It sold out 3 weeks prior. After just a few events (and after I got over my fear of public speaking) bottles started flying off the shelves!
Over the years, these Wine Tasting Events have become a massive success. Today I consider myself one of the luckiest people in the world. Not only do I get to spend my time in the craft that I love, I’m privileged to help people learn more about good wine and pair it with good cuisine.