What A $7,000 Wine Tasting Looks Like

The Wine Wankers

“Hi Drew, how would you like a $7000 wine weekend for free this Saturday and Sunday?”

“Sounds good, what’s the catch?”

“You’ve got to be an actor in a commercial we’re making for Dan Murphys liquor stores – sound good?”

“Hmmmm – over-acting is what I do best!  Sign me up!”

And there you have it, two days later I was being flown to South Australia’s Barossa Valley to film a promo for the new St Hugo Wines cellar door – and to drink in 7,000 bucks worth of fun!

The name St Hugo was fresh in my memory – and it’s the reason why I was so happy to sell out my wine writing soul.  Two weeks earlier I came across the new St Hugo Private Collection wines at a tasting – all from South Australia’s brilliant 2012 vintage.  To put it mildly, these were not the St Hugo…

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