The Old Goats of Providence

Gary:  “Boss, I have had a look through the website.  Mate, you haven’t said very much about our premium Tasmanian wines!  You have rattled on about the viticulture and all the good work I do but nothing that sells!”

Boss: “You know you’re right Gazza.  We have made some real classics and also we would have the oldest Tasmanian Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays.”

Gary: “But what about the other gold medal wines from other Tasmanian winemakers you have in the cellar.  I doubt that the makers of those wines would have any left?”

Boss: “You’re right Gary.  Let me tell you that this is a work in progress.  We have some great people in Sydney, “WME” working on the website as we speak!”

Gary: “About bloody time!”

Boss: “Allright.  Do you want your liquorice now?”

Gary: “Thank you!”

Discussing the technicalities of wine marketing with Gary (Photo by Katya)


About Stuart

Born Bushey Herts UK in 1945. Migrated to Australia 1949. Schooled in Launceston Tas. Served in the RAAF 1963-1986 initially as an instrument mechanic, graduating from 64 pilots course in 1968. Service in Vietnam 1971. Graduate: Navy Staff College in 1984. Retired as Wing Commander 1986. Graduate: Charles Sturt University 1987 with BAppSc (Wine Science). A decade of wine politics 1987 - 2007 including state president (Tas) and national vice-president of the Winemakers Federation of Australia. State services member: Veterans Review Board 1991 - 2015 and chairman of Life Education Tasmania Inc 2007 - 2013. Passionate about wine; keen trekker in PNG; military history.
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