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Chocolate, Salt, Wine & Dine

After a two year hiatus that spoiled the AAVWS’s 20th birthday celebrations (thanks COVID) the team and wine-loving public was back in full-force for 2022. And, as the 2022 Fellow, early November saw me hop in the car and make the drive from Adelaide to Mildura. I arrived in the afternoon, in time to check-in […]

Meet the 2022 Fellow: Alex Prichard

After the disruption of the previous couple of years I am so excited to be heading to Mildura this November as the AAVWS Fellow. It is fantastic to feel like things are slowly returning to normal. I am a wine educator and retailer based in Adelaide. My business, Wine Academy, has been teaching WSET courses […]

Paolo e Maria Bottin – We always walk away inspired.

It was the year 2004 that we first heard about the AAVWS and because of my interest in Alternative varieties we thought we’d go along and enter our Sangiovese which at the time only had it as a clean skin. We arrived on the Friday avo that 1st week of November. Back then the tasting […]

Changing the World

“The massive impact the AAVWS has had on wine production and consumption in Australia over the last 15 years is now flowing overseas as alternative varieties breathe new life into the UK market and add colour and excitement to the Australian offering.”