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The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - Best Weekend - - FRONT PAGE -

pend your week­end sur­rounded by 500 furry new friends, such as pups Grizz, Emmy and An­tar at the Syd­ney Dog Lovers Show. If that doesn’t sell you, the im­pres­sive skills on show will. Check out the aerial an­tics of high-div­ing dogs at the Black­hawk Dock­Dogs pool, see the in­cred­i­ble speed and agility in K9’s demon­stra­tions and the sport­ing abil­i­ties of pups com­pet­ing in the Com­mon Woof Games. Hu­mans can learn some tricks to bet­ter train their own dogs from train­ers, dis­cover which breed suits their life­style, meet celebrity vets and hear from ex­perts. It’s at the Royal Hall of In­dus­tries to­day and to­mor­row from 9.30am5pm, tick­ets $12-$27.50. Syd­ney Dog Lovers Show, doglover­sshow.com.au Eric Cun­ning­ham, 2, gets to know his new mates — Leon­berg­er­son­berg­ers Grizz and An­tar,, and d chi­huahua Emmy Emmy. Pic­ture: Justin Lloyd. Taste your way through more than 100 Tassie wines with­out leav­ing the main­land at this an­nual wine fes­ti­val. Held at the Na­tional Art School on Au­gust 11, it brings to­gether 25 pro­duc­ers from the Ap­ple Isle for tast­ings of chardon­nays and pinots to goods from lo­cal food pro­duc­ers. It’s on from 11am-5pm, tick­ets from $59 and in­clude all wine tast­ings. Vin Diemen, vin­diemen.com.au This fes­ti­val lets pun­ters try wines en­tered in the pres­ti­gious KPMG Syd­ney Royal Wine Show and brews from the Syd­ney Royal Beer and Cider show, along­side oin for­mer rugby player Drew Mitchell (above) and NSW Waratahs play­ers in a panel dis­cus­sion over a brunch cel­e­brat­ing the rise of rosé wine. Kick off with canapés, be­fore slid­ing into a two course sit-down brunch with match­ing wines and raise money for Batyr, a youth pre­ven­tive men­tal health or­gan­i­sa­tion. It’s on Au­gust 11 at Easts Rugby Club, Belle­vue Hill from noon-2.30pm, tick­ets $65. Brosé Brunch, cel­lar­mas­ters.com.au

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