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Online - Exploring an Icon: Aussie Shiraz with Freddy Bulmer & Emma Symington MW

29 Sep 2021 6:30 - 07:45 pm
Online via Zoom (link provided on purchase)
Online - Exploring an Icon: Aussie Shiraz with Freddy Bulmer & Emma Symington MW
Free event
Places available
Code: TG210929V

Here are the wines that Freddy and Emma will be using through the course of the event. We encourage you to buy one bottle, two or even all six if you fancy it!


Whistler Wines 'Shiver Down My Spine' Barossa Valley Shiraz 2019

Vibrant, mid-weight Australian shiraz which is full of life and energy. Grown...

Australia     £19.50   Bottle     £117.00   Case of 6

Torbreck Woodcutter's Barossa Valley Shiraz 2019

This strikes a brilliant balance between tasting of the Barossa and yet being...

Australia     £19.50   Bottle     £234.00   Case of 12

Clonakilla Hiilltops Canberra District Shiraz 2019

Clonakilla was established in 1971 and is somewhat of a cult hero of the Canb...

Australia     £25.00   Bottle     £150.00   Case of 6

Tyrrell's Old Hillside Vineyard Hunter Valley Shiraz 2018

From the same vineyard as Tyrrell's critically acclaimed Old Patch 1867 Shira...

Australia     £27.00   Bottle     £162.00   Case of 6

The Society’s Exhibition Victoria Shiraz 2019

This Society exclusive comes from Mt Langi Ghiran's vineyard, which sits agai...

Australia     £14.50   Bottle     £87.00   Case of 6

Wirra Wirra Scrubby Rise Shiraz 2019

A superb example of affordable and generous Australian shiraz from McLaren Va...

Australia     £8.95   Bottle     £53.50   Case of 6

Emma has worked in the wine trade for the past 15 years in a variety of roles including selling and buying wine as well as working a vintage in New Zealand. During this time she completed her WSET Diploma, winning the Vintners' Cup and Vintners' Scholarship for the top WSET Diploma graduate in 2011, before embarking on the Master of Wine course and becoming an MW in 2015.

Emma joined Wine Australia in 2012 and has been part of the Education team since 2019, working as Education Development Manager across EMEA. A WSET-certified educator, Emma judges at several international wine competitions and also writes for the Wine Monkeys blog, for which she won the Emerging Wine Writer category in the 2014 Louis Roederer Awards.

Anna Spooner

Anna Spooner

Anna Spooner is the Tastings and Events Co-Ordinator at The Wine Society. She joined the team in 2018 after working at The West London Wine School as a wine tutor and loves to bring her passion for wine education to our members. She completed her WSET Diploma in 2021.

Freddy Bulmer

Freddy Bulmer

Freddy Bulmer joined the buying team in September 2015 having originally moved down from Yorkshire to work in Member Services as a Christmas temp in 2013. Freddy is responsible for Australia, New Zealand, Austria and Eastern Europe, as well as being buyer for beer and cider.

Tasting our wines online is an exciting new proposition for The Wine Society. For these events, we encourage members to buy the wines specified, sometimes this may be one or two bottles and other times it might be a tasting samples pack or mixed case created for the event. To get the most out of these events, we do suggest correlating as closely as possible to our chosen list as these are the wines that will be explained and explored by our knowledgeable team.

How do I use Zoom? 

After successfully registering for an event, we will send you a link to the event via email and all you then need to do is follow this link directly to the event, no passwords required. Please see our ‘How to use Zoom’ guide for more information. 

How much do these events cost? 

Our virtual events are free to register and attend. Optional food and fine suggestions are advertised on the event page.

Are the events recorded?

Most of our events are recorded for our YouTube channel. However, others are privately recorded for registered members only.If you are unsure where to find a recording, email

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