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Riedel Drinks Lab

Become a wine master at our free wine tasting classes at the Riedel Drinks Lab, in conjunction with Spiegelau. With up to four sessions a day, you can learn more about wine while sampling a range of varieties from different regions across Australia. Most classes are free – but arrive early at the Riedel Drinks Lab early to ensure you grab a seat.

For a more exclusive experience, book your ticket to After Hours Cocktail Workshop with the Spiegelau Perfect Serve Collection, the Spiegelau Beer Glass Tasting or the Riedel Sensory Workshop masterclass. Tickets are limited, so be sure to book to secure a spot.

  • 10:00AM
    Pretty in Pink
    • A riotous celebration of pink wines
  • 11:00AM
    Fizz & Frivolity
    • Weekends  are made for Fizz, Friends and Fun
  • 12:00PM
    Chardonnay: The Classic and Cutting Edge
    • Explore the vast variety of styles that can be produced by the world's favourite white grape.
  • 1:00PM
    Explore your Horizon with Cape Mentelle
    • Discover why one of the Pioneer's of one of Australia's greatest wine producing regions, Cape Mentelle, is still striving and suceeding in producing some of Australia's best wines
  • 1:00PM
    Speigelau Beer Glass Tasting - Note: class held in Hospitality Suite 4
    • TICKETS $49 Did you know? Drinking beer from a bottle causes bloating. Did you know? A good head on your beer will make it taste better.
      Did you know? The shape and size of your glass makes a difference. Join Spiegelau, as part of the Good Food and Wine Show, for an enlightening class about the importance of the shape of your beer glass, hosted by Alan Elder from Spiegelau Australia. After you’ve done a tasting with us, you’ll never drink from the bottle again! You’ll also receive a Spiegelau Beer Craft Tasting Kit valued at $59.95
      Note: class held in Hospitality Suite 4
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  • 2:00PM
    State of Origin
    • Lets take the rivalry from the the field to vineyard and find out who who wil win the shield when we pit QLD's best wineries against the top picks from NSW.
  • 3:00PM
    Grenache in All its Glory
    • Grenache is the buzzword of the moment, the grape everyone wants in their glass. Come and check out why.
  • 5:15PM
    After Hours Cocktail Workshop with the Spiegelau Perfect Serve Collection
    • TICKETS $59. What’s your cocktail style: shaken or stirred – why not try both! In Spiegelau’s hands-on cocktail class, you’ll learn how to build the perfect cocktail using their stylish and sophisticated barware line, the Perfect Serve Collection. Led by mixologist extraordinaire Mitch “Rummy” Keane from West Winds Gin, you’ll shake and stir two delicious cocktails both of which will balance the key elements of a great drink, all held after show close for an extra-special experience. Read More
  • 10:00AM
    Sunday's Start Best with Bubbles
    • Spring into Sunday morning with a lively selection of bubbles.
  • 11:00AM
    The Beauty of the Barossa
    • Take a trip through Australia's most famous and distinctive wine region.
  • 11:00AM
    Riedel Sensory Workshop - Note: class held in Hospitality Suite 3
    • TICKETS $99. Did you know that the shape and size of your glass affects the aroma, flavour, and overall profile of wine? A Riedel Sensory Workshop is an entertaining and educational opportunity to learn how the shape of the glass can affect wines, regardless of your wine knowledge. The class will give you a glimpse into Riedel’s 260 year plus history of design and invention, and demonstrate the important role your wine glass plays in wine enjoyment. With the use of three red wine glasses from Riedel’s Veritas series, see for yourself why shape matters. Wine lovers will walk away from this one-off tasting with an enlightened perspective on the sensory experience of wine. Plus, all ticket holders receive a set of three beautiful Riedel Veritas glasses valued at $180. Note: class held in Hospitality Suite 3 Read More
  • 12:00PM
    Where in the world can a wine take you?
    • A whistle stop taste of international wines!
  • 1:00PM
    Refreshing poolside wines
    • Find out what to bring to your summer gatherings to keep you cool, refreshed and to impress your friends.
  • 2:00PM
    The Malbec Tango
    • The grape originated in France, is now synomous with Argentina, the dance of the Tango and Beef! Come see how the traditional Argentinian Malbec compares the growing trend of Australian grown versions.
  • 3:00PM
    Lighter Side of Red
    • Take a step into the world of red from Rose to Pinot.

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