Master the World Wine Tasting: The New World - Southern Hemisphere - Kit Four

Australia with Professor Timothy Buzinski

In the last twenty years, Australia has become one of the most powerful wine exporting nations in the world. This is a result of great winemaking and establishing a style that epitomizes quality and value. This kit crisscrosses the entire country of Australia with two bone dry white wines, a Semillon from the Hunter, and a Riesling from the Clare Valley. A very complex Chardonnay from the Margaret River region, Australia’s best terroir for the grape is also included. A classic shiraz from the Hewitson Family in Barossa Valley is showcased alongside an exciting Pinot Noir from the cooler Great Western region, and a stellar old vine McLaren Vale Grenache from d’Arenberg, one of Australia’s “First Families of Wine.”

Please note that this course is only available for purchasers of the accompanying tasting kit.

Your Instructor

Professor Timothy Buzinski
Professor Timothy Buzinski

Timothy Buzinski is an assistant professor in the Wine and Beverage Program at The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park campus, teaching in the AOS, Bachelor’s, and Master’s programs.

Tim is a co-founder and co-owner of Artisan Wine Shop in Beacon, NY, a thriving hub for wine and spirits enthusiasts founded in 2006. He has accumulated extensive and in-depth wine knowledge and experience in multiple segments of the industry: as the sommelier / restaurant manager at The Roundhouse by Terrance Brennan; writing the Drink column for The Valley Table magazine; as the regional sales manager of acclaimed importer Robert Kacher Selections; and as assistant director of the education and training department of Charmer Industries, where he was later a Fine Wine manager. Tim graduated from The Culinary Institute of America with an AOS in Culinary Arts in 1997; he has worked in wine ever since. He holds his bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University and achieved the Certified Sommelier distinction from the Court of Master Sommeliers.

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