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 Events this week

Monday 20 November – Sunday 26 November

2017 Wine Appreciation Courses. These Courses are conducted through the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT), Human Resource Development (HRD Australia) and the ACT Wine Industry Network (ACTWIN).

Note: Introductory Course (Level 1):Term 4 dates are Monday 16 October – 20 November. Time: 7-9pm. Venue is Dickson College. As of Wednesday 20 September this class is now full!

Monday 20 November (our last week for 2017). Week 6 (Level 1). Cellaring of wine. Wine and Health. Tastings: Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.

Intermediate Course (Level 2): Next Course will commence in February 2018. Watch this space for details.

Advanced Course (Level 3): our new Course focusing on Canberra and surrounding district wines has now been approved and will be conducted in 2018. More details in the New Year.

MasterClasses: these have now concluded for 2017.

Wine Tastings

  • Friday 24 November Bunnamagoo Estate Wines at Urban Cellars Curtin 4.00-7.00pm.

Rochester Ginger tastings

  • December Christmas tastings will be posted here soon.

Meredith Dairy Cheese/Yoghurt tastings

  • Saturday 25 November Woolworths Dickson 11.00am-2.00pm
  • Sunday 26 November Woolworths Gungahlin 11am-2.00pm.


Our Brunches are on hold until further notice.

Next Dinner

The date of the next Wine and Food Matching Dinner is Saturday 25 November. The venue is Trev’s in Dickson. Time: 7.00pm for a 7.15pm start.


Starters: Potato rosemary and parmesan bread

Entree: Preserved lemon risotto, seared salmon, lemon ricotta, sorrel

Main: Slow cooked beef short rib, corn puree, corn salsa, smoked chipolte, zucchini ribbons

Dessert: Raspberry, apple and ginger crumble, white chocolate gelati


All matched with 7 wines (including a Mystery Wine!)

Cost: $89.99pp. Bookings to ACTWIN on telephone 0408 626918 or email to

Note: dietary concerns can be met if noted when booking although please be aware that this is a Wine and Food Matching Dinner.


Please note: refunds are not possible once booked and paid for. In the unfortunate event of unavailability, ACTWIN suggests purchasers seek a substitute to attend in their place.

Disclaimer: whilst all care is taken, the above events can change at very short notice. To ensure that something is definitely on, please always ring Michael on 0408 626918 before hand.