Young Alumni Events

Winter Warmer

2021 Upcoming Events

Winter Warmer: Wine Tasting Masterclass

Join the Young Alumni Network for their first face-to-face event for 2021: Winter Warmer Wine Tasting Masterclass with fellow University of Adelaide alum, Sommelier Marcell Kustos.

Featuring a selection of South Australian made wines from some exciting up-and-coming wine makers, and some household names, you’ll be treated to a tasting flight of wines and taken on a sensory journey with our expert in residence.

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021
Time: 6pm until 8pm
Location: Exhibition Room, National Wine Centre
Corner of Hackney Rd &, Botanic St, Adelaide
Cost: $40 per head
RSVP: 9am Monday 27 September


Dr Marcell Kustos
Dr Marcell Kustos

Marcell is a beverage director, wine educator and consultant, and with his cross-functional background, re-defines the role of modern-day sommelier.

After obtaining a qualification in food engineering and winemaking operations, Marcell started his career as a food product developer before turning his hand to wine. He began working as a sommelier while undertaking a Master's degree in gastronomy. His curiosity for memorable wine experiences led to a PhD in food, wine and emotional pairing at the University of Adelaide in collaboration with Wine Australia and UC Davis.

While working at Penfolds Magill Estate, Marcell curated one of the country's most extensive champagne lists and created memorable experiences with a twist of science. Just recently, Marcell has joined a new project showcasing Australian botanicals and native ingredients. As a beverage director, he will be responsible for product development, industry collaborations and creating a whole new dining experience. Read more


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