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Grab a glass and get chillin' with Mike, Hooky & Thommo

Mates and fellow winemakers, Mike De Iuliis, David Hook (Hooky) and Andrew "Thommo" Thomas have joined forces to inject a bit of fun into your weekend with their spin on what’s becoming the latest COVID19 inspired venture for the wine industry – the Virtual Wine Tasting.

They’re calling these engaging online wine sessions, Wineflix + Chill and while the virtual part might be a new game for these guys, I can assure you, none are new to the wine tasting or making game for that matter.

These well-known and very likeable Hunter Valley winemakers, each have their own labels and 100 years’ experience crafting fine wines between them!  In fact, if you’ve ever visited the Hunter (which as locals I’m sure you have), you’ll have no doubt tasted a bottle, maybe even two, of their delicious drops at their respective cellar doors.

If you’d like to ‘dip your toe’ in the water to see what you can expect from these virtual tastings, check out their promo below.

How do you get in on the action I hear you ask?  Simply visit any of the below websites, order a six-bottle Wineflix + Chill pack and you’ll be sent a link to a virtual tasting hosted by your winemaker of choice.  Then, when your wine arrives, crack a few bottles and tune in for 15 minutes of light-hearted but informative wine-tertainment.  Easy!

Now, if you’re feeling like six bottles isn’t going to last too long in your household (and hey, who’s judging), the 18-bottle Wineflix + Chill with Mike, Hooky & Thommo pack might be more your speed.  The same concept applies here, but you get six bottles and a virtual tasting link from each winemaker.  It’s a pretty ripper pack actually from the dynamic trio.

There's a selection of Hunter Valley Semillon and Shiraz from Thommo, Hooky’s popular Italian varietals, plus Rose, Chardonnay and a hot red blend of Shiraz Touriga made by Mike.

And the bonus? Not only do these wine packs represent darn good value at just over $20 (per bottle), the winemakers are offering HUNTERhunter readers free same-day delivery to the Pokolbin and Newcastle areas.  Because, you know, their good blokes!  Just type “HUNTERhunter” in the special delivery instructions section when you place your order.

To get tasting and viewing head to: De Iuliis Wines, David Hook Wines or Thomas Wines

Let’s support our local winemakers and share the love.  Tag @thomaswines @dewine @davidhookwines and #wineflixandchill

Header image photo credit: Elfes Images

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