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A Tasty Ticket Offer

Be sure to keep the 13th-16th of March free, when Taste of Sydney returns to the stunning surrounds of Centennial Park for four sumptuous days of alfresco dining. Enjoy a feast for the senses and sample special menus from 15 of Sydney’s best restaurants including Popolo, Biota Dining, 4Fourteen, Chur Burger, Efendy, Jonah’s, Muse Dining,…

Distinctiveness, Excitement and Drama in New Zealand

  Six Nations Wine Challenge judge (representing the USA) Dan Berger writes on a new way to analyze wine, settling on distinctiveness over alleged greatness as a valid way to approach the concept of wine quality. Berger also looks at wine evaluation “one thing about wine evaluation that is allegedly as precise as a single…

At Last! An Interesting-Looking TV Show Featuring Wine!

The show titled Plonk follows an accident-prone television crew as they travel around the NSW wine regions trying to produce a commercial TV show. The shoot starts in the Hunter Valley where there’s an accident involving Bruce Tyrrell’s left eye and local winemaker Andrew Thomas confronts a ‘wine expert’ with a bad haircut. Can’t wait…

Sauvignon Blanc. The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

  There’s no reason to drink bad Sauvignon Blanc. The variety, which came to dominate the South African fine wine market from the mid-1990s onwards, has been through many incarnations, so its appearance has changed at least as many times as Joan Collins’. The lean, green, mean and acidic concoctions offered in the past —…

The Key Report – Reliable News

  If you drink, distribute, retail, export, study, make or market wine, or you’re one of the poor buggers who grows the grapes, this is the one read you need every week to let you know what’s going on without PR spin or confectionery wrapping. The Key Report also gives you the forum to share…

Yet Another Large Food Industry Festival for Sydney!

Foodservice Australia is the event where the food industry comes together. If you are looking for new ideas for your restaurant, cafe, bar, sandwich bar, canteen or commercial kitchen then you need to come along to this incredible event. It gives you a chance to taste all the latest food trends, try out the latest…

Riding High in the Adelaide Hills

Sidewood Estate is thrilled to announce that they have won two trophies at the 2013 Adelaide Hills Wine Show for the 2013 Sidewood Sauvignon Blanc for the ’Best Sauvignon Blanc of the Show’ and ’Best Shiraz of the Show’ for the 2012 Stable Hill Shiraz. With 459 exhibits in the show judged from 97 different…

Trophy Tasting in Santiago

On 29 November, Six Nations Wine Challenge Chilean judge Eduardo Brethauer held a trophy wine tasting in Santiago for local winemakers and media. He was very pleased with the number of people attending and said that they understood the spirit and the importance of the Challenge. View the video. Image: Philip Tosso of Ventisquero tasting…

A Great Wine You Can’t Get

Six Nations Wine Challenge judge representing the USA, Dan Berger,  reports on his recent trip and round of tasting in New Zealand. He highlights the Wine of Show Kusuda Syrah 2010 and describes it as “one of the greatest wines I’ve ever tasted’. Read his  review where he laments the fact that the wine is…

Be Inspired!

Inspiration is a divine gift showered on some more than others. When planning the branding of a product one needs time, skill and loads of inspiration which usually comes from the product itself. Quality wine and a skilled team involving a gifted designer can combine to deliver an exciting product ready for market. Wine branding…

New Sponsor for LABEL Competition

Described as the finest Indian food in NSW, Manjit’s Indian Restaurant has joined the strong list of sponsors for the Wine Industry’s LABEL Competition for 2014. CCL Clear Image gives a $5000 production prize, Tomkin gives crystal trophies to all class winners, OzeWine Services is the collection house for all of the entries and Mainfreight…

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…

 


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