My name is Andrew Jones, I have been in the hospitality industry since 1994, starting as a waiter/bar staff, then onto Bar Manager, Venue Manager and now General Manager.
While having a strong business knowledge on running bars, restaurants and bottleshops, I have always wanted to extend my knowledge base on alcohol, especially wine. On the recommendation of one of my staff, I attended Andrew and Peter’s tasting group, and was exposed to a completely new world of education and experience.
Learning to tell what wine is Old World or New World, what the varietal is, the styles, regionality, and quality, all from a blind tasting, and listening to my senses, matched to the knowledge gained with two Masters of Wine, is fantastic, and thoroughly worth any expense and effort.
Andrew’s wine masterclass experiences
It was probably the most challenging and rewarding experience of my career, and has stood me in good stead with my peers, clients, customers and employers. I have gone on to complete WSET 3 and am going on to WSET 4 (then hopefully to MW), and had great opportunities working with wineries, and winemakers from all over Australia and Overseas. I have also worked at the Barossa Wine Show as an Associate Judge (a most rewarding and enjoyable experience).
I would thoroughly recommend Uncorked and Cultivated as a great way “to learn from those that know”.