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Australia’s Biggest Natural Wine Event Is Back With Pét-Nats And Party Juice

By Julia Yee
8th Aug 2022

Wine fanatics, listen up. A huge boozy party is taking over Paddington this month—and you're invited. Paddington Town Hall is the place to be on Saturday 13 August, when popular natural wine party Huge Moves returns bigger and better than ever. Held exclusively in Sydney (for now, at least), the event's third iteration promises four hours of top drops from leading Aussie winemakers. 

Run by natty wine purveyor Joel Amos (DRNKS) and sommelier James Hird (Icebergs Dining Room & Bar), Huge Moves is undoubtedly one of the biggest, most exciting wine times around the grounds. Plus, these two know a thing or two about terroir, tannins, and damn tasty grape juice.

James Hird and Joel Amos in bottle shop

Consider yourself a fellow wine expert? Or perhaps you just love a skinsy vino on a sunny weekend afternoon? well, join the party with other imbibers and enjoy the chance to taste one-of-a-kind wines, from funky Aussie pét-nats to complex Italo wines. What’s more, you’ll be mingling alongside the very makers and importers responsible for putting the drink in your hands.

The line-up of makers and producers is HUGE, which really you should expect with a name like this. Amos's picks include Aussie favourites like Momento Mori, Lauren Langfield Wines, High Hopes Wine Co., Basket Range Wine, and newcomer Parley Wines. But really, they're all good. And you should sample as many as you can. 

On the wagon? Amazing! Huge Moves has partnered with the folks over at T.I.N.A—which cheekily stands for This Is Not Alcohol—for a program of no- and low-alcoholic beverages, too.

And in true wine-tasting fashion, you can purchase a variety of snacks throughout the day to help cleanse those hard-working palates (and curb the potential hangover)—think oysters, Danish hot dogs, and loaded tater tots. Your ticket also gets you a freshly shucked oyster on arrival. 

Oh, and did we mention there'll be a pop-up bottleshop operated by DRNKS? Yup, there’s no way you’re going home empty-handed. 

Tickets are limited and cost $65 plus booking fee. Snap yours up here

The Details

What: Huge Moves 3
When: Saturday 13 August, 2–6pm
Where: Paddington Town Hall

Image credit: Nikki To

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