Simon Hughes aka Max Crus

Paradoxically, tastings can be dry affairs, but not so Tahbilk’s tasting of the past 30 years of its flagship 1860 Vines Shiraz. The venue – Vue de Monde – was a treat in itself and the tasting was well paced, spaced, and co-ordinated, with everything happening in a timely fashion without ever feeling rushed. So thanks to Fireworks for a thoroughly enjoyable, relaxed and informal event that nevertheless highlighted and promoted the dignity of the auspicious occasion. The presence of Australia’s leading wine press added testimony to the importance of the occasion in a busy wine calendar.

It really was a very relaxed and enjoyable day Kathy, without any of the stillness and stiffness of some tastings, so thanks again.