The Connector & The Critic
The People behind The Peloton Pairing
Nick Stock and James Nosworthy originally met through a corporate wine & culinary event The Masterwine Challenge created by James’ event company The Hurricane Event Group and hosted by Nick. The series successfully ran for almost a decade and saw 1000’s of corporate and private individuals attend as guests over that time.
For some years following Nick & James discussed the concept of creating an exclusive wine, food & cycling tour that combined Nick’s wine knowledge and industry connections with James’s tour, event, destination & logistics knowledge.
The outcome has been the creation and launch of The Peloton Pairing: A hand crafted food & wine themed tour experiences that combine scheduled but optional daily rides through some of the world’s most scenic wine and food bowls with evening end of day awards, competitions & insights.
Nick Stock is one of Australia's most respected and prolific wine critics. His deep involvement in wine stretches well beyond wine-writing to show-judging, educating, broadcasting and winemaking. His wealth of knowledge extends to all corners of the wine world and this, combined with his frank and fearless style, has made him one of the most popular and widely read Australian wine writers. He engages all - from the most sophisticated and involved collector right through to the enthusiast and novice wine drinker - with his savvy, informed and user-friendly style. He makes this highly complex and detailed subject enjoyable and intriguing, an approach that has earned him international acclaim. Nick opens doors to some of the most exciting and interesting figures within the wine and culinary world.
James Nosworthy has been successfully bringing people together for common purpose for over 2 decades. He has extensive experience both in Australia and Internationally in leading private and corporate tours as well as producing & managing corporate event and travel incentive programs. He is a director of The Hurricane Event Group and ECI Journeys a leading corporate event and group travel organiser. Both companies are well known within the Australasian event & travel industry. He has built a vast personal network of local suppliers and connections in some of the most beautiful destinations across the planet. He attributes this to having grown up in rural Australia where the importance of establishing a strong connection with his local community was first instilled. Not surprisingly having his tour guests experience destinations like a local is paramount. Among other things he is a big advocate of work, life flexibility and of exercising & socialising daily for mental health. He started a local community sports club made up of local cyclists and runners that swim off their local ocean pool at Avalon Beach at sunrise most mornings of the year.