Matthew Hansen’s classes provide a lively and highly informative learning experience in beautiful surroundings, with good food, congenial company and great wines. Each participant has the opportunity to exchange opinions and engage freely in the fascinating journey of discovering the wonderful wines of Australia under the baton of Maestro Matthew!
Roz Zalewski and Jeremy Ruskin QC
Matthew I just wanted to say thank you!
In all the simplicity of the word and all its complex heartfelt gratitude. The Fine Wine Appreciation Course was wonderfully inclusive and enabled our quite eclectic bunch enjoy amazing wines, interesting company; and laugh and learn along the way. You have a wonderful ability to encourage anyone who enjoys wine to express and respond to their experience, Thanks for a great four weeks and you will be seeing me soon!
Fiona James, Program Manager Malthouse Theatre
All Matthew's classes offer more than your money's worth - top notch wines, great food, small groups and Matthew's personal, interactive, non intimidating teaching style excite and encourage your participation as you tilt, swirl, sniff, taste and laugh through a series of wines. Learn to detect aromas and flavors, experience the "opening" of wines, see if wines change with food, and get the answers to your questions on the spot! The short course led me into several advanced classes, a great introduction to me at 21, but wine collectors and vintners in my classes keep returning to the sophistication, fun and endless knowledge available in all of Matthew's programs. The highlight of my semester abroad.
Jenna Zimmerman, Student, California
Matthew has an in depth knowledge of wine that he shares in a interesting and enthusiastic manner, involving all participants, in the most relaxed atmosphere. I have developed my understanding of wine quality, regions and food matching from this experience, and I would highly recommend Matthew's courses for those wishing to further their knowledge of wine appreciation.
Clare Sarfalvy, Physiotherapist
An excellent program-perfectly constructed as a special interest course. Small groups, excellent wines, very informative due to Matthew’s knowledge with the opportunity for interaction over great food!
Lynden Wilkie. General Manager, Projects Food Services Spotless
Matthew makes his class participants feel at ease and creates a unique environment for learning and enjoyment at the same time. His research and knowledge of both wine and food makes these classes both interesting and informative - I have learnt something new on each occasion. I have also recommended Matthew's programs to many friends and he has assisted me with business entertainment events too. Above all, he is a gentleman, good natured and attentive to the interests of everyone in the class. Fine Wine Appreciation will meet the needs of a wide range of folks who want explore their personal interest in wine and food and have fun at the same time.
John Marlay CEO. Alumina Australia