A wine club which has been operating for more than 25 years in the region is encouraging local vino lovers to join.
The Burnett Wine Club is made up of a group of locals dedicated to sharing the appreciation of wine and learning more in an informal and fun atmosphere.
According to member Anne McWhirter, the club gets together for fortnightly evenings where members present tastings of quality wine with an educational theme.
“Tastings are designed to explore wines of different countries, regions, varieties and styles,” she said.
“One fortnight you might be tasting great Margaret River cabernets, the next you could be comparing Australian shiraz with French syrah.
“You might be considering the effects age has on premium wines or exploring the world of Tasmanian pinot noir or you might be enjoying premium aged Rieslings or deciding which fantastic chardonnay you think is the best.
“All that and more is on show at the club each fortnight and it’s cheap – a charge of $25 per head covers the cost of the wine you get to taste.”
Ms McWhirter said the club also presented at least four social events each year which were designed to explore the world of food and wine matching while having a great social time with friends.
“These include a degustation lunch with matched wines, a formal dinner with premium wines and an Italian-style long table lunch,” she said.
“Our motto is ‘learning while laughing'.
“While we’re serious about wine and learning more, we believe that it doesn’t have to be a serious business, and that we can all learn together in a relaxed atmosphere.”
Ms McWhirter said the Burnett Wine Club welcomed new members.
“You don’t have to be an expert, just be willing to try wines from across Australia and the world and ready to discuss them, analyse them and most of all enjoy them,” she said.
For more information contact Anne McWhirter, Burnett Wine Club on 0428 074 818 or email firstname.lastname@example.org