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$6 Coles red wins Double Gold at Melbourne International Wine Competition

$6 Coles red wins Double Gold at Melbourne International Wine Competition

The results of the 4th Annual Melbourne International Wine Competition (MIWC) are in, with Aussie wines scooping 13 Double Gold medals.   MIWC is a trade-only blind wine competition that judges the wine by its category and price. The judging panel comprises retail store buyers, sommeliers, restaurant beverage directors, hoteliers, distributors and importers.   More than 1100 wines were sub...

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Tassie wines shine at 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards

Tassie wines shine at 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards

Two Tasmanian cool climate wines have wowed the judges at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 (DWWA). Devil’s Corner 2015 Riesling claimed Platinum Best in Show for Best Dry Riesling, while Pirie Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut Cuvée NV was awarded the Platinum Best in Category medal for Best Australian Sparkling wine for the second year in a row. Both vineyards are owned by Br...

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Don't miss the 2017 WCA Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy Winners Lunch

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Have you booked your table at the 2017 Wine Communicators of Australia Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy Winners Lunch? Always a favourite on the wine industry calendar, the event attracts a crowd in excess of 350 guests, who come to taste trophy winning wines from the Sydney Royal Wine Show, including the drinks association Perennial Trophy winner for Best Shiraz. "We are super excited about this year&...

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Four Pillars wins two Masters at the 2017 Gin Masters

Four Pillars wins two Masters at the 2017 Gin Masters

Results from the  2017 Gin Masters  have been announced overnight, with Four Pillars awarded Master status for two of its gins - Four Pillars Navy Strength Gin and Spiced Negroni Gin.   Sixteen spirits experts gathered in London to assess the entries, blind tasting more than 150 gins divided by price and variety. Each expression was judged on its own merit and scored according to appe...

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Australia wins 10 Gold medals at Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships

Australia wins 10 Gold medals at Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships

Australian sparkling wines have scooped 10 Gold and 14 Silver medals at the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships (CSWWC). The awards, which are in their second year, attracted entries from 29 countries, with 127 Gold medals and 167 Silver medals awarded in 2017. France gained the largest haul of Gold medals with 51 golds and 40 silvers awarded.   The judges revealed the...

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Show your U.G.L.Y side and win!

Show your U.G.L.Y side and win!

Registrations are now open for the Leukaemia Foundation’s quirky U.G.L.Y Bartender of the Year competition, challenging bartenders to demonstrate their Understanding, Generous, Likeable You and raise funds to beat blood cancer at the bar. There’s a great range of incentive prizes up for grabs for those who put their heart into this fun competition. Every $80 raised will fund one night of ac...

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Young Gun of Wine Awards goes off with a bang

Young Gun of Wine Awards goes off with a bang

The Young Gun of Wine Awards was held in Melbourne on the 20 th of June to highlight and commend emerging Australian winemakers. Now in its eleventh year, the event has become the go-to for what’s new in winemaking talent and trends in the industry. This year, the winners were selected from over 200 winemaker entrants. This was narrowed down to a Top 50, before the 12 finalists were announced. The aw...

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De Bortoli Wines Receive Platinum Sustainability Recognition for The De Bortoli Method

De Bortoli Wines Receive Platinum Sustainability Recognition for The De Bortoli Method

De Bortoli Wines has been awarded NSW’s first Sustainability Advantage Platinum Project. At a ceremony held in Sydney last week, NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton presented the award to the winery in recognition of their efforts in environmental leadership and innovation through ‘The De Bortoli Method’. The system recovers potassium from the winery’s wastewater to pro...

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Sydney Wine Academy Holds Annual WSET Diploma Graduation

Sydney Wine Academy Holds Annual WSET Diploma Graduation

Sydney Wine Academy held their 5 th annual WSET Diploma Graduation on Tuesday 13 th of June. Jude Mullins, international marketing director for WSET, bestowed the 10 graduates with their WSET Diploma in Wine and Spirits before an audience of over 40 people.  Michael Anderson, graduate and senior copywriter for Laithwaite’s Wine People, Australia, was presented with the KPMG Sydney Royal W...

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Entries for WCA’s Wine Communicator of the Year are Now Open!

Entries for WCA’s Wine Communicator of the Year are Now Open!

The Wine Council of Australia’s annual Wine Communicator of the Year Awards are back, this year adding two new categories and a new award into the mix.  The awards acknowledge outstanding contributions to all areas of wine communication. This year, WCA has divided the ‘Best Wine Book’ and ‘Best Wine Publication’ awards into two categories, technical trade and consumer. WCA National Chair, Angus...

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