Learn about wine
(and have fun at the same time)
Since 1986 I have been running my wine diploma course on a five-week basis in Auckland and for one day around New Zealand and at a selection of overseas venues. Nearly 20,000 people have now attended my courses. In addition to a lot of "need to know" information about wine (such as wine & food matching, wine cellaring, wine types, wine faults, serving temperatures etc) the course encourages students to increase their understanding of wine by adopting a process that I call "wine profiling". This tasting-based course will expose students to around 50 different wines. To find out more simply click on "wine courses" on the right of this page.
We can supply a gift certificate that allow the recipient to book on a one-day or five-week wine course choosing a date that suits. Simply enter the recipient's name when you make a course booking.
My Wine Reviews Now available online!
I have recently started putting my wine reviews online. Check out the new site at:
There are currently over 6000 reviews available, dating back to 2004. I am regularly updating this site - so come back regularly for my latest wine reviews!
High quality wine photos for sale
I have several thousand images from every New Zealand wine region covering every step of the winemaking process and featuring many winery owners and winemakers. If you wish to purchase an image or images contact me through this web site with an outline of your desired subjects. I will send you a selection of low resolution images from my files with an estimate of picture size at 300 dpi. Photos cost $75 + GST. To view some sample images click here