Label Competition Opens for 2014

The LABEL design competition is open to New Zealand and Australian wine companies, Professional Designers and Student Designers. Chair of Judges Nicola Rennie says ” I joined the judging panel for last year’s competition and was really inspired and excited by what I saw, there are some great labels being created within the industry, and…

Six Nations Victory – Huon Hooke

Despite the entry of the United States, Australia won the Wine Challenge. Read Huon Hooke’s The Sydney Morning Herald Report Images Jorg Gartelmann (Gartelmann Hunter Valley Wines) and Greg Melick (Pressing Matters Tasmania) and Huon Hooke  presenting the trophies at the Six Nations Trophy Wine Degustation Dinner at Doltone House on 3 October.

Dan Berger Reports on the US Winners

In a typical year I judge at about a dozen wine competitions, and recently I participated in two of the most interesting. Alas, the results may be meaningful to Americans only as a curiosity since most of the wines in both events aren’t available in the United States. What makes these two events noteworthy is…

ARGENTINA GANA TRES TROFEOS EN AUSTRALIA

Bodega Colomé con su Torrontés 2012, Bodega Trivento con su Golden Reserve Malbec 2011 y Bodega Noemia con su vino 2 Cabernet Merlot 2010 han recibido trofeos en el Six Nations Wine Challenge organizado en Sydney en Agosto de este año. Esta nueva versión del certamen australiano, donde compiten sólo por invitación los mejores vinos…

Triumph for Hiro Kusuda of Martinborough

The Shiraz/Syrah trophy, Red Wine of Show and Wine of Show were all awarded to New Zealand winemaker Hiro Kusuda of Martinborough for his 2010 Syrah. Austrade CEO Mr Kevin Gosper acknowledged Australia’s strong support for the Six Nations Wine Challenge at a degustation dinner event held to celebrate the  17 trophy winners in this…

Challenge Trophy Wine Tasting at Villa Maria

Bob Campbell MW and Challenge President Judith Kennedy will host an informal tasting of the 17 trophy winning wines recently judged in Sydney at the Six Nations Wine Challenge judging. The tasting will be held between 5pm and 6.30pm on Thursday October 24. Invitations are now going out to all NZ winemakers who are able…

Boutique Wine Awards Winners

West Australian Gold Rush! 17 trophies were awarded by the judges at this year’s Boutique Wine Awards and nine of them were won by WA. Wine of Show, White Wine of Show,  Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, White Blend, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Red Blend and fortified all went west this year! Chairman Huon Hooke commented “It is…

Boutique Association Strengthens the Team

The Association of Australian Boutique Winemakers is pleased to announce that Daniela Penno has joined the Sydney office as International PR Consultant. Daniela is a dedicated public relations professional with more than eight years of experience. Following a career spanning multinational PR agencies in South America and five years of experience in Australia Daniela founded…

The Judging is Over

The Six Nations Wine Challenge judging is complete. The week was very successful with all judges reporting high standards as would be expected. The new country involved the USA went away with some trophies which pleased Dan Berger immensely. The full list of results will be on this site on 4 October. Right now we…