Boom! A flying winemaker that can write too!


The power of social media has meant that the great flying winemaker John Weeks and I are back in contact and working together again for the first time in many years.  What’s more, he’s agreed to join us at 3.30am (his time, not ours) for next week’s Lockdown Live! event, entitled Boom, Boom, Barossa! when we’ll be discussing his latest wines that have just landed.

You really don’t get more ‘Aussie’ than John… he’s never more happy than when witnessing Australia knocking ten bells out of some other poor sporting nation.  Cricket, rugby, you name it, he loves it.  So travelling the world making wine provided great opportunity to witness his teams perform on foreign turf.  I did once take a wad of cash off him when England reclaimed the Ashes, but taking a bet with John is a nerve-wracking experience.

Born in Adelaide, John spent much of his working life searching out the best wines across the world.  He’s worked in wine regions in five continents and lived in France, Portugal and South Africa, before returning to his native Australia.  He can now lay claim to over 30 vintages under his vinous belt – quite a milestone for any winemaker.  Thankfully, he hasn’t kept his adventures entirely to himself, recently publishing a book entitled The Wine Prospector (enter our COMPETITION to win a copy – see below).

John isn’t just a great winemaker, he’s a real Aussie character.  He can order a beer in 11 languages – now who wouldn’t want a friend like that?!

John Weeks joins us live Thursday 30th July 7pm for our Lockdown Live Wine & Food event.

Win a copy of John Weeks’s entertaining book ‘The Wine Prospector’

Best canapé creation to accompany these wines wins.  Simply design your canapé and create it, post a picture on Facebook and remember to tag Hannibal Brown Wines plus one friend who you think would like to join us (or enter too!). The competition closes at 18.00 (UK time) on Thursday, 30th July.

The winner will be announced during our Lockdown LIVE! chat with John Weeks, so make sure you’re watching to see if it’s you! There will be a subsequent post about the winner (showcasing the canapé) on Hannibal Brown Wines social media channels.

The competition is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook.



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