Event Reports and Publicity

Event Reports and Publicity

Last Update 15th February 2020

Antipodean Tipples – 12th Febuary 2020


Andrew Mangles delivered a splendid presentation pitched absolutely right for our members where his first aim was to inform and entertain. He certainly achieved that. He emphasized that the Australian wines he was presenting were aimed to demonstrate that the Country is seeking to improve its “mass market” image by developing some quality wines. As we explored these, Andrew explained that he considered that they may be not quite there yet but they are well on their way to achieving their objective. Everyone understood Andrew’s objective and very much appreciated his relaxed and knowledgeable approach.


A few of the wines were liked by some of our members but the general consensus after the meeting was a little negative to the overall selection of wines supplied by Andrew. The white varieties in particular came in for adverse comment. As Andrew has said, “I appreciate that not all the wines found favour, but I hope they gave an idea of the regional variation as well as the varietal. It leaves open the possibility of further Australian tastings with an alternative focus”. The answer to that is a very positive – Yes please!


Andrew Mangles is a Director of Quantock Abbey Wine Cellars Limited


Trevor J Aver


Andrews Selection was :-



New Zealand
                              Clarke Estate Sauvignon Blanc Awatere Marlborough                                        £12.09p


Australia White
                              Tahbilk Marsanne Museum Release Goulburn Valley Victoria                           £16.87p                               

                              De Bortoli Regional Reserve Chardonnay Yarra Valley Victoria                         £12.18P                             

                              Semillon Gundog Estate Pokolbin Hunter Valley NSW                                         £26.52p
                     Red
                              Murphy's Shiraz Trentham Estate Murray Darling NSW                                      £8.08p

                              Pinot Noir Devils Corner Tasmania                                                                         £17.57p

                              Cape Margaret Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River Western Australia         £14.73p
                              Paxton Estate The Guesser McLaren Vale South Australia                                £12.47p

                              (Cab Shiraz Grenache Nebbiolo Tempraillo)