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  • Jancis Robinson
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  • Jancis Robinson
8 Jun 2009

10  Jun - tickets for this tasting are now sold out apparently. Though of course the four on offer to those who complete our survey are still available.

Every year my fellow wine writer Matthew Jukes chooses his Best 100 Wines from Australia (purple pagers can find my notes on a third of them in Some top Australians in London). They're always interesting and I try to go to his presentation of them to the trade on the first evening of the London Wine Trade Fair in May at  Australia House (The picture shows the rather male assembled masses.) The 100 are apparently selected from several thousand researched and tasted this year by Matthew Jukes and his colleague Quentin Johnson. You can find the complete list (which includes Penfolds Grange and Yattarna) at

On the evening of Tuesday 30 Jun he'll be there again showing these wines at what is billed as 'a special VIP evening', also at Australia House, Aldwych, London WC2. The event is being organised as part of a week-long series of Anglo-Australian celebrations known, slightly grimly, as G'day UK.

I don't know quite what makes this a special VIP evening apart from the fact that you have to buy a ticket, £17.50 each of £30 for two. See details of how to apply below.
Date: 30 Jun 2009
Time: 18.00-21.00
Ticket price: £17.50 (2 tickets for £30)
Contact: or call 0207 887 5259. Cheque or credit card (except American Express) accepted

You can also enter a competition to win a pair of these tickets by simply answering four questions about wine and British Airways in the survey below. Complete the survey by midnight GMT this Friday 12 Jun for a chance to wine a pair of tickets worth £30. The winners, and results of the survey, will be announced on Monday 15 Jun.  Click here to take survey