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Sommeliers in Australia and Asia Pacific Pave the Way for Better Education

Sommeliers in Australia and Asia Pacific Pave the Way for Better Education

  Over the last two weeks, sommeliers from Australia and Asia Pacific have been hard at work sitting their examinations for the Introductory, Certified and Advanced, Court of Master Sommeliers certifications. Held only once a year in each of the countries involved in the programme, this year’s participation in Australia was the largest yet, with representation from New South Wales, Queensland, New Ze...

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Beverage Industry Winners Atop Telstra Business Awards for SA and WA

Beverage Industry Winners Atop Telstra Business Awards for SA and WA

Telstra South Australia Business Awards and Telstra Western Australia Business Awards have each announced winners from the beverage industry, with Kalleske Wines named the South Australian Small Business of the Year and Great Southern Distilling Company announced as winner of the Western Australia Regional Award. Both winners will now proceed to the 2015 Telstra Australian Business Awards, to be announced...

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Success for Chardonnay and Shiraz at 2015 Royal Queensland Wine Show Awards

Success for Chardonnay and Shiraz at 2015 Royal Queensland Wine Show Awards

Australian producers of chardonnay and shiraz were extremely pleased during the announcement of the 2015 Royal Queensland Wine Show Awards on Friday, 3 July. Topping a total 2,186 entries, the two varietals, received the show’s most prestigious accolades, including the Courier-Mail Grand Champion Wine of Show and the historic Stodart Trophy. First Creek Wines Winemaker’s Reserve 2014 Hunter Valley Chardon...

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Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge Announces State Finalists in Australia

Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge Announces State Finalists in Australia

Distributor of Angostura, island2island Beverage Company has announced the State Finalists of the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge in Australia. After entries closed to the competition last Monday (June 15), island2island counted entries and whittled down the total to just eight from each state. State Finalists will now go on to compete in July and August for AU$10,000 and the title of Angostura Austra...

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Australia Wins Five International Trophies at Decanter World Wine Awards 2015

Australia Wins Five International Trophies at Decanter World Wine Awards 2015

Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is renowned for being the largest and most influential wine competition globally, results providing a trusted and comprehensive list of wine recommendations and international stockists from around the world. This year the awards received a record number of 15,929 entries from 48 countries, and out o f the 35 international trophies awarded, Australia took home an impressiv...

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Winner of 2015 Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship Announced

Winner of 2015 Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship Announced

This week, Damien Neylon was announced as winner of the 2015 Hostplus Hospitality Scholarship supported by Melbourne Food and Wine (MFW). Damien, Sous Chef at ‘Brae’ in Victoria – a modern restaurant celebrating local food sourced from the land – astonished judges with his finesse and dedication. On announcing the winner, Natalia O’Brien, CEO of Melbourne Food and Wine summarised why Damien was selected a...

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How to Drink Properly Campaign Wins Silver

How to Drink Properly Campaign Wins Silver

DrinkWise Australia has been awarded its third international accolade for the ‘How to Drink Properly’ campaign, launched last year. The campaign picked up silver at the prestigious Asian Marketing Effectiveness (AME) Awards last Thursday. How to Drink Properly was recognised for its multi-channel digital strategy in the Digital Integrated Campaign category. Research conducted on the campaign’s effectivene...

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Graduates of the WSET Diploma in Wines and Spirits Pass with Flying Colours

Graduates of the WSET Diploma in Wines and Spirits Pass with Flying Colours

This week, the latest graduates of Sydney Wine Academy’s WSET Diploma in Wines and Spirits were announced. The course is the most recognised and well respected in Australia, taught by the industry’s leading experts, providing students with an in-depth understanding and sound knowledge of both categories. Held at Fix St James in Sydney, the graduation ceremony was attended by industry titans and teachers, ...

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Leading Viticulturist Named 2015 Living Legend

Leading Viticulturist Named 2015 Living Legend

Hosted at Brokenwood Wines’ estate in the south of the Hunter last night, Ken Bray became the newest inductee into the Hunter Valley Hall of Fame; inducted before a room of the region’s greatest winemakers, viticulturists and industry professionals, media and guests. The most esteemed and anticipated award, the Living Legend is an honour only granted to a select few – to a Hunter Valley winemaker or grape...

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Winners of the 2015 Australian International Beer Awards Announced

Winners of the 2015 Australian International Beer Awards Announced

During the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA) Presentation Dinner last week, the winners of Champion Australian Beer and Champion International Beer were announced. Mountain Goat Beer (Champion Australian Beer) from Victoria was awarded for its Barley Wine – Barrel Beer, part of their Rare Breed range, and Lion Beer Spirits Wine (Champion International Beer), New Zealand for its Speight’s 5 M...

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