Where: W Bar by Wing Hop Fung When: Thursday, January 16, 6-7:45 PM Cost: $30/person All proceeds from the evening will be donated to WWF
Wines to be Poured: Handpicked Clare Valley Riesling 2017 Handpicked Yarra Chardonnay 2016 Handpicked Tasmania Pinot Noir 2014 Handpicked Barossa Shiraz 2013 Handpicked Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Support Australia This Thursday
Wine tastings are generally celebratory - we rejoice in the many great wines of the world, how well they are made, and how lucky we are to have so many. This week, we will still celebrate, but with a more sobering thought at the back of our minds.
As you all know, Australia is experiencing unprecedented devastation - much of the country is on fire. Communities have been smoked out, people have been evacuated from - even lost their homes. Most heartbreaking is that an estimated billion animals, not to mention firefighters and other Australian citizens, have been threatened or have lost their lives.
While - fortunately - much of Australia's vineyards are out of harm's way (at least for now), others have suffered severe damage from which it will take years to recover. Certainly our hearts go out to them and hope for their recovery.
But two pieces of good news!
First, there are ways you can help. You can donate to a number of charities who are on the ground and putting their best efforts forward (see list below). And importantly, you can support Australia's wine industry at this crucial time by showing up on Thursday, trying the wines and taking some home. Wing Hop Fung will donate all of the tasting fees from Thursday's event to WWF, one of Australia’s most trusted conservation organizations.
Second, you'll get to meet Adam Dromi! Having worked in Australia's wine industry for years, Adam will join us at the W Bar to share a number of fantastic Handpicked wines with you. Anything you want to know about Australian wine, Adam will have an answer! Handpicked specializes in premium wines from the best regions in the country including Margaret River, Yarra Valley, the Barossa Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Tasmania, and South Australia. Handpicked's winemakers work across their owned vineyards and with local and trusted vignerons to craft a global portfolio of wines reflective of a supreme sense of place.
This Thursday, we will celebrate Australia with Handpicked's beautiful wines. Wines will be offered at special evening-of pricing. See you there!
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