Sparkling Saffire Weekend

It’s my great pleasure to invite you to join me on my inaugural Sparkling Saffire Weekend this June in Tasmania at Saffire Freycinet, one of my favorite places in the world. This very special weekend is strictly limited to 20 couples. Over the course of island, marine farm and vineyard tours, lunches, dinners and masterclasses, […]

The Champagne & Tasmanian Sparkling Dinner

Tyson Stelzer International Wine & Spirit Communicator of the Year 2015   Together with Nat Fryar In Association With Effervescence Tasmania   Present   The Champagne & Tasmanian Sparkling Dinner   Showcasing the best of Tasmanian sparkling and prestige champagne Bruny Island Fried Oyster Apogee Deluxe Vintage Brut 2013 Steamed Assorted Dumplings scallop dumpling crab, […]

The Truth about Penfolds

The positioning of Australian wine on the global stage is in a state of flux. As my wine event and tour hosting opportunities increasingly take me deeper into the luxury worlds of Europe, Asia and the Americas, it is illuminating to observe just how uber-premium wines are perceived across the globe as the grip of […]

The Brisbane Grand Cru & Premier Cru Dinner

Tyson Stelzer, International Wine & Spirit Communicator of the Year 2015, presents The Brisbane Grand Cru & Premier Cru Dinner Celebrating the great vineyards of France & Germany Showcasing: Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs Vintage Champagne 2008 Citrus cured salmon, fresh raspberry, dill crème fraiche & stout wafer André Clouet Rosé Champagne NV Duck liver […]

Ultimate Champagne Events 2016

Following my Champagne Lunch in the Barossa last year, the response was a resounding call to back it up with another event, so this year Stuart Oldfield and I have ramped it up to a dinner in the Barossa and a lunch in the Adelaide Hills! Ten courses matched to ten cuvees. Please click on […]

Tyson Stelzer’s Australian Sparkling Wine Report 2016

It’s my great privilege to present my first dedicated Australian Sparkling Wine Report. With all of my writing, travelling and presenting on champagne, I am often asked if I ever choose to drink Australian sparkling wine. The answer is a resounding yes! All the time. Under $40 it’s almost impossible to find a champagne worth […]

Orlando St Helga Eden Valley Riesling

A beautifully precise and pure Eden Valley riesling, and a standout for value and longevity. Precise lemon blossom, lime and green apple fruit of impeccable definition. In a vintage in which phenolic grip marks many rieslings, St Helga displays exactingly managed structure defined not by phenolics but by beautiful Eden Valley acidity. It’s gorgeous now […]

Leo Buring Medium Sweet Eden Valley Riesling

Value for money medium sweet riesling. A pretty, floral style of lemon blossom, lemonade, toffee apple and a hint of guava, with excellent acid line and fine slate mineral texture well offset by medium sweetness. A well crafted medium sweet style of good persistence with medium-term potential. $19 at Prince Wine Store (2014). TS & […]