Can you tell us about yourself and why you became a wine maker? I
educated in Australia and raised on and
completing my business degree
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.
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
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!
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