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The Influence Sessions // Love, Hope & wine.

Presented by Newspaper Media, Influential by Nature.

Expert Tony Love will host a relaxing afternoon at Hope Estate as we explore the business and pleasure of wine.

Tony Love, national wine writer for News Corp Australia has been a lifestyle journalist for almost four decades.  His reviews and features influence the palates and buying decisions of millions of readers across major News titles and  Michael Hope established Hope Estate in 1994.  Relocating to its current premises in 2006, the 420 acre winery is now a Hunter Valley icon renowned for world class wines, industry best production and, more recently, as a premier live music venue.

Tony will discuss – over a glass or two – how consumer tastes have evolved over the years, trends over the horizon and how beverage brands’ marketing activities are addressing the challenges and opportunities the industry face.  Throughout the afternoon you’ll have the opportunity to taste award winning wines as well as trying your hand in a wine blending group challenge.