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Satisfy your pinotphile pleasures

If you love a good glass (or two) of Pinot Noir, then boy do we have the event for you. But be warned, with a name like Pinot Palooza, you can be sure to expect anything but your typical wine tasting (cue routine swirl, smell, sip and spit). Pinot Palooza, Australia’s largest event dedicated to the most sophisticated grape variety going around, is making a welcomed pit stop at Lightspace in Fortitude Valley on October 13. Immerse yourself (and your taste buds) in more than 100 of the finest Pinot Noirs from some of the best regions across Australia and New Zealand. Ranging from the light, ethereal and graceful, there’s bound to be the perfect pinot for you. You’re even invited to cast your vote as to which is best, but after five long hours of sipping and slurping, it’s safe to say your judgment may be clouded. Guests will also have the opportunity to converse with the winemakers and creators behind some of the tasty morsels on display. Not only will there be a lot of drinking (#statingtheobvious), the event also boasts fantastic live entertainment and delicious festival food provided by Dalton Hospitality. Pinot Palooza promises to take the ‘wanker out of wine’ and prove that whatever walk of life you’re from, good wine should be enjoyed with good friends. Pinot, tunes and food, you say? Count us in! Tickets for the one-off event can be purchased here.