100 Best Australian Wines UK Roadshow 2019/20 – The Wines, Hosts & Dates
I am thrilled to announce that the 100 Best Australian Wines Roadshow 2019/20 is underway and here are the confirmed dates for my tour. You will see that there are some familiar names and some brand new hosts involved, too. It is without a doubt the most ambitious and far-reaching Roadshow since I started the 100 Best initiative sixteen years ago. I am very grateful to the host merchants, institutions and galleries for agreeing to show my specially selected wines to their friends and customers as all of these wines are either brand new to the UK or brand new vintages. It is the finest list of wines I have ever toured with.
These dates are set in stone and I have added links for you to buy tickets from the various hosts’ websites. I will put this post in my weekly newsletter so Friends & Members will not miss a thing, too.
I hope to see you on the Roadshow – the wines, listed below, and the venues I am visiting are all absolutely phenomenal!
The Roadshow Dates & Details
21st September 2019 – Tate Britain, London – SOLD OUT – DONE
Your ticket includes special entry to the William Blake exhibition as well as my 100 Best wine tasting. After the tasting, there is a dinner in The Rex Whistler Restaurant featuring older vintages of some of the most famous 100 Best wines of all time! We pioneered this format last year and it was one of the most memorable dinners of the year. It is guaranteed to be an incredible evening. Wine Tasting & Exhibition £30 pp; Wine Tasting, Exhibition & Dinner £130 pp. See the link below.
18.30 Doors and exhibition open (access via the Manton Entrance, Atterbury Street); 19.00 100 Best Australian Wines tasting; 20.30 Dinner; 21.00 Exhibition and wine tasting close; 23.30 Dinner ends.
5th October 2019 – WoodWinters, Riddles Court, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh – DONE
Give the team at WoodWinters a ring on 0131 667 2760 to reserve your tickets for this epic event. The tasting will run from 16.00 – 19.00.
6th October 2019 – Special Sunday Lunch at Wedgwood The Restaurant, Edinburgh – SOLD OUT – DONE
I am hosting a select and very exciting Sunday Lunch at a Wedgwood The Restaurant, Royal Mile, Edinburgh on 6th October at 14.00. My friend Diana Thompson is organising the tickets and I am putting together a stellar array of wines to serve alongside chef Paul Wedgwood’s superb menu. If you fancy coming along you can find out more details and also buy tickets here Wine Events Scotland
10th October 2019 – South West Wine School, Exeter Castle – SOLD OUT – DONE
My first ever event in Exeter and also my first time working with Hayley & Jonathan Reynolds of South West Wine School. I cannot wait to pour the wines at Exeter Castle. The event starts at 18.00 and runs for three hours. Tickets are £20pp. See the link below.
31st October 2019 – The Wine Society, Stevenage – SOLD OUT – DONE
It is so exciting to be heading back to The Wine Society to host a 100 Best Tasting and Dinner. Self-pour walkaround tasting from 18:30 to 19:30; Dinner from 19:30 to c22:15; £95pp. See the link below.
11th November 2019 – Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London – SOLD OUT – DONE
This highly prestigious event is open to Friends of the RA and Academicians’ Room Members. This exclusive and intimate event features ever one of my Roadshow wines in a ‘conversation with’ format including canapés. Full details can be found here. Royal Academy 100 Best Roadshow.
18.30 – 20.30 with an 18.45 start time. £60 per ticket.
13th December 2019 – Messums, Tisbury, Wiltshire – SOLD OUT – DONE
After last year’s inaugural Messums event, which was one of the most beautiful and memorable events I have ever hosted, I have been invited back to showcase this year’s remarkable collection of wines. This tasting will be incredible because I will be pouring my wines against a backdrop of outstanding Australian artwork by Bruce Munro entitled Time & Place in the historic Messums Barn. Afterwards, there will be a dinner with 100 Best wines to enjoy.
19.30 – 22.30 – £20 per person for the tasting and £50 for the tasting and dinner, full details here Messums Wiltshire 100 Best
13th February 2020 – Bon Coeur Fine Wines, Richmond, North Yorkshire – DONE
Here is the link to this terrific event – Bon Coeur 100 Best Tickets and Details.
6th March 2020 – Loki Wine Merchant & Tasting House, Birmingham – SOLD OUT – DONE
18.00 – 20.00 at Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham B4 7XG
Full information on the event can be found here – Loki 100 Best Event
19th March 2020 – Gorey Wine Cellars, Jersey – POSTPONED UNTIL 8th OCTOBER
17.30 – 19.30 at St Helier Town Hall
Full information on the event can be found here – Gorey Wine Cellars 100 Best Event
20th March 2020 – Hennings Wine, Pulborough – POSTPONED
18.30 – 20.30 at the Hennings Pulborough HQ
Full information on this event can be found here – Hennings Wine 100 Best Event
26th April 2020 – The Old Bridge Hotel, Huntingdon – POSTPONED
11.30 – 13.30 Tasting followed by an optional Sunday Lunch! This looks like being one of the most memorable and delicious events in 100 Best history! Here is a link to the event with all of the details – The Old Bridge Hotel 100 Best Event
The Wines – the finest line-up ever on the 100 Best Roadshow
NV Jansz, Premium Rosé, Tasmania
2014 Tyrrell’s, Vat 1 Semillon, Hunter Valley, New South Wales
2018 Laissez Faire Riesling by Larry Cherubino, Frankland River, Western Australia
2018 Pewsey Vale, Riesling, Eden Valley, South Australia
2018 Dandelion Vineyards, Enchanted Garden of the Eden Valley Riesling, South Australia
2017 Yalumba, Samuel’s Collection Viognier, Eden Valley, South Australia
2018 Penfolds, Koonunga Hill Chardonnay, South Australia
2018 Xanadu, Exmoor Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia
2017 Wakefield, Jaraman Chardonnay, Margaret River / Clare Valley, Australia
2016 Ocean Eight, Verve Chardonnay, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
2017 Giant Steps, Applejack Vineyard Chardonnay, Yarra Valley, Victoria
2017 Shaw + Smith, M3 Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
2017 Leeuwin Estate, Prelude Vineyards Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia
2017 Cherubino, Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia
2017 Vasse Felix, Heytesbury Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia
2017 Sir Ian Botham, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
2016 Ocean Eight, Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
2017 Payten & Jones, Valley Vignerons Sangiovese, Yarra Valley, Victoria
2017 Parker Coonawarra Estate, Coonawarra Series Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia
2016 Wakefield, Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra / Clare Valley, South Australia
2015 Leeuwin Estate, Art Series Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Western Australia
2013 Henschke, Cyril Henschke, Cabernet Sauvignon / Cabernet Franc / Merlot, Eden Valley, South Australia
2017 Penfolds, Koonunga Hill Shiraz / Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia
2017 Wirra Wirra, Church Block Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz / Merlot, McLaren Vale, South Australia
2016 Lake Breeze, Bernoota Shiraz / Cabernet, Langhorne Creek, South Australia
2016 Hesketh, Mk.03 Coonawarra Cabernet / Barossa Shiraz, South Australia
2015 Scott Collett by Woodstock, Shiraz / Cabernet, McLaren Vale, South Australia
2015 Pfeiffer Wines, Durif, Rutherglen, Victoria
2018 St John’s Road, The Resilient Grenache, Barossa Valley, South Australia
2018 Robert Oatley Vineyards, Signature Series G-18 Grenache, McLaren Vale, South Australia
2018 Yalumba, Samuel’s Collection Bush Vine Grenache, Barossa, South Australia
2017 Torbreck, Cuvée Juveniles, Grenache / Mataro / Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia
2016 Yalumba, Y Series Shiraz, South Australia
2018 Berton Vineyard, Metal Label The Black Shiraz, South Eastern Australia
2017 Cherubino, Ad Hoc Middle of Everywhere Shiraz, Frankland River / Great Southern, Western Australia
2017 Laissez Faire Syrah by Larry Cherubino, Great Southern, Western Australia
2016 Jim Barry, The Lodge Hill Shiraz, Clare Valley, South Australia
2017 Mount Langi Ghiran, Cliff Edge Shiraz, Grampians, Victoria
2018 Payten & Jones, Major Kong Syrah, Yarra Valley, Victoria
2016 Paringa Estate, Estate Shiraz, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
2016 Penfolds, Kalimna Bin 28, South Australia
2017 Sons of Eden, Marschall Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia
2016 Wakefield, St Andrews Shiraz, Clare Valley, South Australia
2016 Penfolds, RWT Bin 798, Barossa Valley, South Australia
2016 d’Arenberg, The Dead Arm Shiraz, McLaren Vale, South Australia
2016 First Drop, The Cream, Barossa Valley, South Australia
2016 Torbreck, Descendant, Barossa Valley, South Australia
NV Pfeiffer Wines, Rutherglen Topaque, Rutherglen, Victoria (50cl bottle)