G'Day USA: Merino Wool, Mudfest, Australia in 80 Sips, Australia Week, January 11-29

The variety of topics featured during G'Day USA- Australia Week (January 11-29) is quite large.

Closest stop for me is New York (most events on January 19).  Topics will run the gamut from Australia's contribution to Green Building to putting wool on our backs by being the largest world producer of Merino wool.

This last part will be highlighted in The Australian Five (January 23 to 25, 2012)

"The Woolmark Company and Australians In New York Fashion Foundation are pleased to bring the best of Australian Merino wool and Australian Fashion will blend with THE AUSTRALIAN FIVE – five designers working innovatively with the highest quality Merino wool will be on show in NYC."

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Food and wine of course are part of the mix.

Highlight is dinner at Craft co-hosted by Tom Colichio and Australian chef Neil Perry who created meal with best meat, seafood and wines from Australia.

Most of the program is for trade and media.

General public can attend Around Australia in 80 Sips organized by Bottlenotes.

Other Around Australia in 80 Sips events will take place at stops in Chicago (January 26) and Los Angeles (January 12)

Warm up session was in Dallas (January 10). Australia Week 2012 really opens in San Francisco on January 11 followed by by Los Angeles where I would pick 'Nature and Adventure Forum' and 'Digital Down Under'.

Check the Full Calendar as programs on occasion take place only in some cities.

Amongst what organizers call Satellite Events are Australia Day Dinner in Boston (January 24) and Mudfest Film Festival featuring Short Film Program at Egyptian Theater on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles (January 17).

The tour concludes with BBQ, Cricket and Netball in Houston on January 29.

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