Peter Healy

thumbnail image of peter healy linked to hi-res imagethumbnail image of peter healy linked to hi-res image Peter’s career spans almost two decades, encompassing restaurant management, wine lecturing and creation and management of some of the top wine lists in the country.He is involved public speaking, wine cellar consultancy and all manner of wine dinners and tastings.

One of only a hand full of Australians to be internationally accredited as a Sommelier, Peter is the consummate professional in an industry full of fly by nighters. Determined to never let himself fall into the stereotype of the condescending wine snob, Peter is well known for the easy to understand, colourful descriptions and wine language he has all of his own.

His ‘wine without the wank’ tastings he conducted in Adelaide before moving to Sydney were a huge hit with a public dying to learn – but afraid to ask. He is respected throughout the wine industry for his honest and unbiased assessment of wine, paying no heed to wine show results or reputation in the press, but focusing on what lies in the glass.

His work experience reads as a who’s who of Australian Restaurants – Peter Kuruvita, Philippe Mouchel, Micheal Voumard, Cheong Leiw, Stephano de Peri, Shannon Bennett, just to grab a few.

Peter has spent time on the other side of the barrel in an effort to further what he calls his ‘winery palate’ he has enjoyed two vintages in the Barossa Valley and one in Europe. He refuses to participate in wine judging competitions in Australia as he says they taste too many wines to give consistent and clear results. However has judged and helped run the famous International Wine Challenge for Wine Magazine in London believing the judging system Robert Joseph has in place to be the best and fairest in the world.

He takes tasting wine so seriously that in 1998 he published a user friendly self designed ‘wine tasting journal’ to keep track of all his notes.  It is now in its second print and is used by many professionals and beginners alike.

Peter has worked with the best both as a Sommelier and manager at such famous establishments as Flying Fish. Marque Restaurant and the Appellation Restaurant at The Louise in the Barossa Valley.

For bookings and information contact Peter Wall at Wall Media www.wallmedia.com.au

WINE SESSIONS

If wine is one of the ‘it’ things at the moment then let us bring it to you and your clients in a unique, fun and informative manner!

Coming to you in the boardroom, your home, your favourite restaurant or any venue of your choice!

Sommelier Peter Healy tailors his presentations to match wine with your theme, food, event or pick one of his many original and fun sessions to suit you.

Sessions such as:

Wine without the w***:

Its grape juice! Peter’s say it how it is style gets you to the bottom of the glass without all the fuss. Translating wine terminology and cutting through the pomp and ceremony to a more practical world of wine.

A wine appreciation session with a difference! 

How much is that doggie in the window:

Value for money vs prestige. Is there all that much difference between relatively unknown wines that are well priced and the ‘rock star’ wines that cost the earth?  Taste wines blind in brackets and you be the judge!

All you ever wanted to know about wine but were afraid to ask:

Your guests each bring along a couple of questions about wine, and Peter answers them throughout the evening.

Juist just a few examples of some of the more popular sessions. However, there are no restrictions.  Peter is one of the leading Sommeliers in the country, he can get almost any wines you wish, and base the tasting around a theme to match.

For more information contact Peter Wall at Wall Media www.wallmedia.com.au