Gizmo gift for wine-lovers


June 4, 2004

Dynamo House is offering a new concept wine kit which is billed as a 'Step by Step Introduction to Wine Appreciation for Wine Lovers' and is available in two versions: White Wine and Red Wine.

Gizmo tried the kit and we agree with the manufacturers claim that it 'provides the passionate wine lover with an accessible guide to evaluate wine professionally.' The kits have been created under the direction of wine-authority Philip Rich, a professional Australian wine taster and judge. It contains everything you need to appreciate the quality and character of wine and guides you through a step-by-step evaluation process, designed to train your eye, nose and palate.

We think the kit represents one the picks of the Christmas season for gift purchasers - it will educate the user and increase their enjoyment and knowledge of the wines they drink. Each kit comes with ten red (or white) aromas designed to help the nose recognise these essential components. Wine appreciation is an ancient art and a refined understanding of this process is something which can be learned with this kit.

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, (Australia's largest Telco), (Australia's largest employment site),,, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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