Friday, 9 April 2010

STA Travelbuzz wine tasting

I broke up from University yesterday and what better way to celebrate a month long ‘holiday’ than... That’s right folks drinking. Now I don’t mean a night out with the girls in London painting the town red, instead I tried my hands at some fabulous wine tasting hosted by the amazingly epic STA travel buzz team situated in Victoria. From the moment I entered their impressive branch (Canterbury really doesn’t compare hehe) I was met by Fran a member of the STA travelbuzz team who welcomed us in bearing a gift of three glasses of wine for me and my two other friends. I met so many lovely people both staff and fellow STA WTI applicants and after we all got acquainted we gathered around to listen to the knowledgeable Robert McIntosh and consume the Tasty wine that is produced in Austrailia (not only France produces the goods people).

The wine was de-li-cious !!! Even the red wine was yummy and I’m not even a fan of red wine, so that has to count for something. The wine was flowing and I now feel a new light has been shed on my perception of wine, usually my thought process is... “Barman I would like a large glass of your cheapest wine, oh and are there any offers on at the moment” however now an enlightened individual, I know that wine doesn't just have a ‘wine taste’ but if you swirl the wine around the glass, take the time to smell it and take small sips, wine takes on a whole new form. Therefore I feel I will now have to educate anyone and everyone I meet to show off my new if somewhat amateur skills, eeeek exciting.

The night was also especially great because I got a chance to meet some of the people applying for the STA WTI, I have to say I felt a little bit of a stalker because I knew all of their names before I had to be introduced. After speaking to them all on Facebook, Twitter and following their blogs it was like I had already met these people despite only meeting them for the first time last night. Thankfully all the other applicants felt the same and therefore it was not necessary to cart me off to the loony bin just yet. They are a great bunch of people, so I don’t envy the job STA has... as long as they choose me as one of the top 20 that is hehe

All in all the night was so much fun, great company, great wine and great food, a combination you just can’t go wrong with(check out my pictures below if you don’t believe me). I can’t wait for the next meet up, travel buzz have already sold Australia to me, the next stop... who knows, hopefully the STA WTI can give me the answer.

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