Corks 'n' Forks January 2021

Dear Members,
Due to tight seasonal printing deadlines, I’m writing this piece with Christmas still a week away and a much anticipated 2021 even further. While COVID restricted what Corks ‘n’ Forks was able to do this year, the events we did hold, particularly our recent tasting/tour on 8 October with the theme ‘Australian Regional Differences’, and our rollicking Henschke/Bests Black Tie Dinner on 20 November were outstanding successes by any measure.

We held a Corks ‘n’ Forks committee planning meeting earlier this week, when we reviewed 2020 and discussed what we might do in 2021. All things being equal, we should be able to let you know our 2021 schedule early in the new year. A trip away – another Corks ‘n’ Forks ‘odyssey’ – will be a priority.

With more to do in 2021, we’d be keen to hear from anyone interested in joining our committee. Participation on the committee is not particularly onerous and by and large is a lot of fun. If you’re interested or think you might be, we’d love to hear from you. My email address is

I thought I’d leave you with this wonderful quote from Clifton Fadiman. It nails what Corks ‘n’ Forks is all about – the pleasure and enjoyment of good food, wine and company.

“The drinking of wine seems to have a moral edge over many pleasures and hobbies in that it promotes love of one’s neighbour. As a general thing it is not a lone occupation. A bottle of wine begs to be shared; I have never met a miserly wine lover.”

See you in 2021!

Graeme Jones
For the Corks ‘n’ Forks Committee

Committee member details are:
Avril Fortuin -, Brent Halligan -, Roger Butler -, Dennis Han - and myself -

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