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Young Gun of Wine Awards Go Virtual

By Wednesday 29 April 2020No Comments

Young Gun of Wine (YGOW) will host a series of virtual events in place of its annual Top 50 tasting events.

During May, YGOW will host seven experiential wine tastings with the Top 50 winemakers of 2020 and other experts, with ‘attendees’ able to ask questions to the makers and experts via the online broadcast.

Most of the events will last up to one hour and will include a session on specific regions including Margaret River, Adelaide Hills and Yarra Valley, as well as a session on topics such as Pinot Noir, skin contact whites, alternative varieties and pet-nats.

Wine tastings don’t work without the ‘tasting’, so participants will be able to purchase the wines in advance.

YGOW has partnered with Australia’s leading fine wine retailer Langton’s to curate a selection of mixed six-packs and mixed dozen wines, with two wines from the mixed packs featured in each of the topics at the events. These packs can be purchased here.

“We’re taking the content of what was one massive Top 50 winemaker event and breaking it into seven sample-sized virtual events,” YGOW founder Rory Kent says.

“Not only will people be able to engage from the comfort of their homes, across the seven events they’re going to be able to explore more with each winemaker than they would by attempting to meet all 50 winemakers at once.

“What we’re bringing together is more than a broadcast chat – guests are going to be able to taste along and ask questions, and at each event we’ll be connecting with more than half a dozen winemakers around Australia, and more than 50 across the series, plus some other special guests.”

Tickets are free, however wine enthusiasts need to register online as the broadcasts will be private. Once their booking is confirmed, guests will receive a link to join the virtual event.

Whether you consider yourself a wine novice or accomplished sommelier, the Young Gun of Wine Top 50 Virtual Event series will certainly bring the joy of wine to people’s homes this May. We’ll drink to that.

What: Young Gun of Wine Top 50 Virtual Events When: Tuesday May 12 – Saturday May 30 Price: Free, however bookings are essential Bookings:

Event schedule

  • Tuesday 12 May, 6.30pm AEST: Adelaide Hills
  • Sunday 17 May, 4pm AEST: Western Australia & Pet-Nats
  • Wednesday 20 May, 6.30pm AEST: South Australia & McLaren Vale Grenache
  • Friday 22 May, 5pm AEST: Victoria & New Shades of White
  • Tuesday 26 May, 6.30pm AEST: Tasmania & Pinot Noir
  • Thursday 28 May, 6.30pm AEST: NSW/ACT & Alternative Barossa
  • Saturday 30 May, 4pm AEST: Macedon, Yarra, Mornington, Geelong & Gamay

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