A colourful host, delightful venue and the sheer power of the grape –
three irresistible elements which conspired to ensure a healthy turnout
young and old, and their partners and families, at the Association’s
recently-convened Class with Glass wine-tasting event.
Armadale Cellars wine merchant Phil Hude (1982) was in rare form at
Kew’s salubrious V-Zug Kitchen Showroom in Melbourne’s leafy east, as
a complimentary glass of bubbly on arrival and an array of
delectable wines, on top of tasty nibblies fresh from the V-Zug ovens.
“The Hudester”, a more engaging front man you’ll never find,
demystified the plonk with his no-nonsense approach and well-earned
reputation as an evaluator
Amongst those partaking in the “quaff off” with the President and
esteemed Members of the OPA committee were Danny Schneider and his
partner Louise Mazzone,
and her brother Michael Mazzone (the Taylor (‘Tex’) Walker
look-alike). To quote Michael: “The wine-tasting was terrific. I was
able to sample a great
range I’d rarely be able to try and having someone who knew what he
was talking about up-front made the experience even greater.
“It was also terrific to see the camaraderie in the room, to see how everyone still interacts after all these years since school ended. Above all, it was fun.”
To view all images of the OPA’s Class with Glass event, go to the Gallery section at the bottom of this homepage.