Shiraz / Syrah Masterclass

by: Jack Mullard / The Tasting Table

+ Milton Wordley talks about the making of his award winning book

‘A Year in the Life of Grange’

Sunday 8th Feb 2015 / 3pm - 6pm


If you're a lover of fine wine and great photography then we have an indulgent and relaxing Sunday afternoon for you!


Join us for a tasting of some of the worlds best Shiraz / Syrah varieties along with an informative Shiraz/Syrah Masterclass by Jack Mullard about the history, style and winemaking techniques used to create such exquisite drops. This unique event will be held at Eleven40 Gallery where you’ll also be surrounded by the stunning 'Year in the Life of Grange' exhibition by Milton Wordley.

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The Shiraz/Syrah Masterclass will begin with a 'blind’ tasting including four European and four Australian varieties all demonstrating their own unique styles and this will be followed by a tasting of the legendary Penfolds Grange itself. You'll enjoy well over $195 worth of value in wines alone from the tasting and this will be accompanied by grazing platters of fine meats, cheese & biscuits. All wines will be revealed after the blind tasting and Jack Mullard's Masterclass will emmerse you in a collaborative discussion over 1 1/2 hours where he will explain the many nuances of the various styles, tastes and techniques involved while also explaining how to best match wines and cheese.

Following the wine Masterclass, Milton Wordley, the creator and photographer behind the masterpiece of Australian wine publishing "A Year In The Life of Grange' will take us behind the scenes and discuss 'The Making Of' this great book. Milton will talk about his photographic philosophy and discuss how he went about self publishing what is fast becoming a collectors' item not unlike Penfolds Grange.

The Wines

  • Sparkling on arrival - CASTAGNA 2008 Sparkling Genesis
  • Domaine Rene Rostaing Cote Rotie 'Ampodium' 2007 FRANCE
  • Guigal St Joesph 'Vignes de l'Hospice 2006' FRANCE
  • J.L CHAVE Hermitage 2011 FRANCE
  • Domaine Auguste Clape 2007 FRANCE
  • Whistling Eagle Heathcote Shiraz 2010 AUSTRALIA
  • Kaesler Old Bastard Barrosa Shiraz 2010 AUSTRALIA
  • Penfolds GRANGE 2008 - AUSTRALIA Rated a 100-points from both Robert Parker's Wine Advocate and Wine Spectator Magazine
  • Penfolds 'BLOCK 42' Kalimna Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 - This is the same wine as Penfolds released in it's 'Ampoule' project, the most expensive wine ever released at US $168,000 /750ml. Sourced from the world's oldest continuously-producing Cabernet vineyard - all of its original Cabernet vines planted in the Block 42 vineyard at Kalimna in the mid-1880's. Amazingly 13.45% alc v/v) 

About the book - 'A Year in the Life of Penfolds Grange'

A landmark in Australian wine publishing. Superbly crafted and uncompromisingly presented, this limited-edition collectors’ item of original photographs and words tells the story of one of the world’s most celebrated wines.
Created by Milton Wordley, Philip White & John Nowland
Three strictly limited editions are all traditionally hand assembled and bound in fine leather or traditional canvas. Grange-Cover-Dust-Jacket200pxw

“I’ve got well over a thousand wine books in my library, 
and only one comes close to this”. James Halliday (The Australian Wine Companion)

“THIS is a biggie: one for the obsessed wine collector who already has a cellar full of great bottles. Yes, it is a lot of cash to spend on a book, but this exceptionally well-told tale of Australia’s most famous wine is also an incredibly limited, absolutely gorgeous work of art, beautiful to hold, to read, to pour over”. Max Allen (The Weekend Australian)


About Jack Mullard & The Tasting Table

Jack is a British expat with extensive experienced in European wines, and who now owns and runs The tasting table on High Street Armadale in Melbourne.  Before moving to Australia owner Jack worked for one of London’s oldest and most esteemed wine merchants Corney and Barrow; wine advisors to the Royal Family and sole importers of great vineyards including Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Champagne Salon and Chateau Petrus to name but a few. Whilst in London Jack studied his Wine, Spirits and Education Trust Diploma hosting regular tastings and dinners for some the best wines/wineries in the world. His experience spans almost a decade working not only as a private client sales manager but also as a sommelier in some of London’s most innovative wine establishments. Having now spent two years in Australia running his unique wine store and also indulging in the best Australian wines on offer Jacks brings a unique global knowledge to the Australian winemaking scene.

About Milton Wordley

Professional photography has been Milton’s working life for the past 40 years.

He is regarded as one of Australia’s foremost commercial
illustrative photographers.

Early in his career Milton worked as a photojournalist on many newspapers, both in Australia and London. These included The Australian, the London Daily Express, the London Evening Standard. He is now a corporate advertising photographer.

He has been involved in numerous international book projects such as ’A Salute to Singapore’ and ‘A Day in The Life of Australia’.

Milton has been committed to the photographic industry for many years. He was the inaugural National President of the Australian Society of Advertising, Commercial and Magazine Photographers (ACMP) and is currently a life member of the ACMP.

Milton has been named Australian Commercial Photographer of the Year numerous times. He is a Fellow and a ‘triple master Photographer’ with the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers.

Milton’s work is predominantly project based.

He shoots mostly on location.

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