Last Thursday, Balanz team member, proud Scot and our very own wine connoisseur, John Aird, hosted a handful of guests for an educational and fun-filled evening of tasting exceptional hand-picked wines.
Did you know that John studied in London with the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET), and has been a wine judge at various London events? Then, when John came to Australia from Scotland in 1998, he acquired a Diploma in Wine Marketing with the University of Adelaide during which he completed blind tasting exams in the Australian Wine Centre. During the course he also was hands-on within the industry, working at various wineries including vineyard duties such as the pruning and cutting of vines.
Needless to say, John has a strong knowledge of Australian wines, as well as wineries throughout the world.
Armed with this expertise, John hosted a fantastic event for a small group of Balanz guests – the evening began with a discussion of the history of wine and the process involved to make, and perfect it. Our guests were then given the opportunity to taste a flight of six wines (three each of red and white), with John discussing the nuances of each. A blind tasting followed for everyone to hone their new skills, and have a laugh!
The evening was a unique way for some of our Balanz team and clients to get together, and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
We’ll be sure to twist John’s arm to host another Balanz Wine Appreciation Evening very soon.
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