Christmas Essentials

This Christmas give the gift of great food and wine with tickets to Festival events.  Here we pick out three gift ideas to wow even the most discerning food and wine fan:

For the wine connoisseur:Acqua Panna Global Wine Experience  

The ultimate gift for any wine lover with four sessions including Great Wines of the World: An Exploration featuring international wine expert Jancis Robinson OBE MW; a blind tasting battle between Australia and New Zealand at Whose Pinot Reigns Supreme?; and the best bubbles in To Champagne… and Beyond!.

9 & 10 March, ANZ Pavilion, Arts Centre Melbourne, from $160
Book online or call 1300 182 183

For the ultimate foodie: Earth MasterClass 

Spend the day with local and international culinary stars at this exclusive outdoor and on-the-move MasterClass. Start the day sipping cocktails then settle in for an afternoon learning from top chefs at up-close workshops (complete with tastings and matched drinks).  The day culminates with a dinner under the stars with a menu featuring lamb imu by Ed Kenney and Ben Shewry’s hangi of slow-cooked pork shoulder and root vegetables.

8 March, Ceres Environment Park, Brunswick East, $435
Book online or call 136 100

Food for thought: Theatre of Ideas presented by epicure 

For those who prefer food for thought, this talkfest gathers three inspirational minds of the culinary world Magnus Nilsson, Michael Stadtländer and Matthew Evans to tackle questions such as how are we going to feed ourselves in the decades to come. A must-attend event for those with a passion for sustainability and the provenance of food.

10 March, Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, $65

Book online or call 1300 182 183

Tickets for these events are selling fast. Click here for more information on 2013 Langham Melbourne MasterClass events.

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