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Can you tell us about yourself and why you became a wine maker? I

was

born

in

Hong

Kong,

educated in Australia and raised on and

a

combination western

of

values.

eastern Between

completing my business degree

Eddie

between a wine and its drinkers and

The Flying Winemaker

lot of fun and surprised me in a lot of

an Alsatian Pinot Blanc which I

makes you think, very much like a

had no idea about wine but that

good friend. Every sip should be a

night, I fell madly in love with it.

revelation, a conversation. It should

The course of my life changed

have a lot of personalities, suitable to

completely, to the extent that I

a certain place or mood like a picnic

finished school as fast as possible

on the beach or when you feel happy.

and immediately joined a wine

I might be stating the obvious here

school in Melbourne. The rest is

but a good wine should taste fruity,

well, not quite history, but quite

because it is made of fruit.

a lot of wine tasting and wine making, plenty of travel and I’ve never looked back.

some of the best wineries in the world.

The

Flying

Winemaker

concept was born from what I love most about wine – wine making and the people behind it. It is a wine gallery, a casual, fun and

or Bali, I’m constantly blown away!

A really good wine talks to you and

sampled at the end of my shift. I

vintage wines and worked with

were vineyards in Indonesia or China

How do you, as a winemaker define a good wine?

bottle of wine he couldn’t finish,

small batch of only the best

ways. I wouldn’t have thought there

best out there.

wine. A customer left behind a

UMAMI, Wines of Australia, a

a TV show. That last part has been a

The concept of the show is to find the

I accidentally found my love for

In 2007, I made my own brand,

wine, a place to facilitate a meeting

McDougall

and waiting tables at a restaurant,

How did you come up with the concept of The Flying Winemaker?

educational place to learn about

Of Chinese/ Australian descent, Eddie McDougall is a winemaker, wine judge and the personality behind the concept of The Flying Winemaker which includes a TV show and wine gallery in Hong Kong.

We are thrilled to have you here in Bali. Is there any particular reason for your visit, like a certain bar, maybe? Well, never say never! I am mainly here to shoot an episode about local wineries and celebrate the good wine of Bali. That’s all I can say for now but stay in touch, I have a feeling that I will fly back to Bali soon!

To learn more about The Flying Winemaker,

please

visit

www.

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