Think Wine tastings are stuffy and boring? Well, think again as Pinot Palooza hits Melbourne-town on Saturday 5 October at St Kilda Town Hall for a wine tasting with a twist.


Event organiser, Dan Sims, says that this event is very different from the normal wine tastings and masterclasses. “Wine should be fun” he says, “wine is that social drink that helps to break barriers, grow connections and is all about sharing!”. With over 80 wines on tasting from the best Pinot Noir producers from Australia and New Zealand, and in the background a DJ playing the latest tracks, the event is sure to be a memorable one (or perhaps unmemorable depending on how many tastings you have!).

If you’re not sure if Pinot Noir is your thing, then Dan says that this event will help break the misconception that Pinot is just a light wine. “Pinot is very rarely people’s first red wine they try. The misconception is that it’s light but there are different styles of Pinot ranging from light, medium and heavy, from different areas in Australia and New Zealand. So whilst a light pinot is not your thing then there are heavier and fuller bodied Pinots that might suit you. Everyone’s idea is different”.

For those that want a bit more, then Dan is running masterclasses in the “Green Room” and providing the inside story on Pinot Noir.

So if that doesn’t pique your interest in the event, then add in food from Huxtable and Rockwell & Sons, and you’ve got yourself the prefect event this October.

Entry is $60 and includes a Riedel ‘Heart to Heart’ glass worth $30 and the latest copy of the Wine Companion. Tickets for the VIP Masterclasses can be booked individually at a cost of $50 per session additional to general admission ticket.

For more information on Pinot Palooza and ticket information visit The event is also being held in Sydney on 7 October at Carriageworks, and Brisbane on 13 October at Light Space.

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Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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