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Jenny Polack

Jenny Polack OIV Master of Science in Wine Management DipWSET Assoc. Dip Wine Marketing (Adelaide Uni) Winner - WCA Best Wine Educator 2016 Finalist - WCA Best Wine Educator 2015 Apac Insider Wine & Spirit Consultant of the Year - Victoria 2017 wine whitch po box 5169 burnley, victoria 3121 australia cel: +61 414 812 811 email: jenny@winewhitch.com www.winewhitch.com

Bacchus Enterprises @ Home Masterclasses Overview

bacchus enterprises @ home masterclasses overview
In these times with Covid-19 social restrictions  How can you still enjoy learning (safely!) about wine?   Please let us introduce you to the Bacchus Academy @ Home Masterclasses Instead of you going to a Masterclass, the Masterclass comes to you! VERY LIMITED – only 12 people per masterclass.  One bottle of each wine carefully checked for oxidation and faults, bottled using argon gas into 50ml glass bottles. PREMIUM...

Man Meets Mountain

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Argentina has that 'little' mountain range  - the Andes. This has a great influence on the wines.  As you go higher up the mountain, it is cooler.  The grapes ripen slower and more elegant wines are made. Argentinean Malbecs are known for their full bodied styles with rich fruit flavours. These go brilliantly with their great steaks.  But sometimes you...

A Sauvignon Blanc for the cellar

a sauvignon blanc for the cellar
I teach about wine – a lot! When teaching the more formal courses, I (and my fellow teachers) would always teach that some grape varieties age gracefully and other not. Sauvignon Blanc fits into the second category.  For the most part, the beautiful passionfruit, citrus and other tropical aromas and flavours age to be asparagus, tinned peas and other over-cooked...

First Foot Forward 2018 Yarra Valley Pinot Noir

first foot forward 2018 yarra valley pinot noir
When Australian winemakers first started making Pinot Noir in the 1980s, there were many dry red wines that showed little varietal characters. Forty years later, there is a plethora of different styles and wading through them to find one that you want to drink at an affordable price can be a challenge.   Enter Martin Siebert - a young winemaker who...

Rare Ozzies

rare ozzies
If you like novels with a good plot in it, this book is not for you. However, it is a super useful, easy to read, reference-like book.    Imagine that you have just come back from a holiday in Santorini and you fell in love with the local grape variety - Assyrtiko.  Is this grape variety grown in Australia? You can...


ottelia 2019 mount gambier riesling
A new wine label with a lovely cellar-door in Coonawarra (Fodder) with over 30 years of winemaking experience behind it. John Innes has made wine for many companies and is, now, making it for his own family business. Ottelia is named after the native waterlily that grows on his and his wife's vineyard about an hour south of Coonawarra. Being...


Wines Of Provenance – Riesling
Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are the same grape variety. We could call them Pinot Grey as gris is grey in French and grigio is grey in Italian. In France, Pinot Gris is made into a fuller bodied, textural wines often with a touch of sweetness. Their home is in Alsace - the north-eastern part of France. In Italy, Pinot Grigio...

It’s time to get your skates on and book your AWIWA ticket!

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It's time to get your skates on and book your ticket to join us at Claypots Seafood Express St Kilda, November 16 to celebrate the 2018 Australian Women in Wine Awards The entries are in and the finalists will be announced shortly. Tension is building. Tickets are selling. It's time to get your skates on and book yourself in!  There are two events to choose from...


Wines Of Provenance – Riesling
Granite Hills 2017 Riesling                 Some vineyard sites are very special and this is one of them. The Royal Melbourne Wine Show has an award for wines that are consistently high quality (three different vintages must be submitted). Llew Knight has won it twice including the inaugural award with this wine.The Victorian Trophy for Wines of Provenance is a nod...