Newsletter July 2010

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Welcome to the July Vinodiversity News.

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A short note as things have moved a little more quickly than expected, in Williamstown as well as Canberra.

Vinodiversity the Book Launch

Just a short newsletter this month with an announcement and some reminders.

I will be launching Vinodiversity the Book on Thursday 1 July at Jwow in Melbourne, from 4 to 8pm. Jwow is a small Chinese themed wine bar in Melbourne. They have an impressive range of wines and hold regular tastings. On Thursday 1 July they are having a tasting and they have invited me to launch the book. See this page for details.

An RSVP is not essential, but would be would be appreciated. You could also help by forwarding this Newsletter to anyone who may be interested.

I will also be holding an event in Sydney in the next few weeks, Details to be announced soon.

The book is available for order online, and also from a growing number of cellar doors and bookshops.

New pages on Vinodiversity

I have upgraded and updated number information pages on Vinodiversity to reflect new varieties and new wineries in the regions. The best way to keep up with the evolving scene is to visit the Latest News page. If you are technosavy you can subscribe to the RSS Feed.

Rudd Versus Gillard in a Bottle

My friend the wine muse was quick off the mark with Kevin and Julia as wines.

In wine terms the current political ’spill’ the situation is simple – Julia G is a little like a Sparkling red = which looks like it can be sweet & sometimes is, but has a not so subtle backbone, grippy tannins and really packs a punch without you knowing it.

Kevin Rudd is more like Pinot Gris = no one quite knows whether he is quite the right or left (Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio) but is quite light & sometimes the crowd pleaser & though it seems popular but not really!

Booking Hotels for your Wine Trip

Some of my friends have reported making savings on hotel bookings using the Vinodiversity Hotels service. You can find out what you're missing out on by seeing this page on VInodiversity.

Seriously this service will save you time and money. If you are planing a trip requiring accommodation anywhere in the world you will find what you are looking for quickly.

Our Secret

Don't forget our friends at Secret Vines.

They have some great tasting packs of unusual from small and obscure wineries, but the quality is excellent. Several Vinodiversity readers have mentioned great service from Tim and his team as well.

Spanish wine map for sale in Australia

Iberian wine map

I have a small supply of Spanish Wine Regions maps for sale at $33.00 inclusive of postage to an Australian address.

This map (it covers the entire Iberian Peninsula) was prepared by De Long Wine Info, the makers of the Wine Grape Varietal Chart.

If you order from Vinodiversity for delivery in Australia you will save heaps on postage.

See details here For ordering in Australia or Overseas suppliers.

The Map of Italy will be available in a couple of months....still coming

Federation Square Regional Wine Showcase

The monthly Showcase series continues with the North Eastern Victorian Regions on Wednesday and Thursday 7 and 8 July.

Vinodiversity will be there with supplies of the book for sale. Come and have a chat.

You can see the Wine Showcases 2010 Program here

Our sponsors

My friends at Secret Vines continue to come up with the goodies. Secret vines is an outlet for small wineries and there is an emphasis on less common varieties. - Just the ticket for Vinodiversity readers!

Tim Althus makes a point of selling the people behind the wines as well as the wines. This is the exact opposite of other online wine stores who are little more than virtual supermarkets for surplus stock and clean skins.

Secret Vines usually have two 6 packs available, at $99 and $159, both contain some lovely wines that you are unlikely to find anywhere else. They also have specials from a number of small wineries.

See the latest offers from Secret vines or sign up to be notified about their frequent specials and new arrivals .

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