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Hurry! Entries Close Tomorrow, Friday 10 March

Hurry! Entries Close Tomorrow, Friday 10 March

The Awards were created to promote the growth of premium beverage representation and consumption while inspiring service professionals to continue to build on their standards and knowledge, with recognition given to the representation of not only all wines but also aperitifs, digestifs and beers. Entries will once again be judged by our panel of impartial, highly qualified wine experts. They ...

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Entries Open to World Class Australia

Entries Open to World Class Australia

Australian bartenders are now invited to enter Diageo’s 2017 World Class cocktail competition. This year’s winner will be flown to Mexico City for the Global Finals in August and receive a VIP trip for two to several of Scotland’s iconic distilleries, including the Johnnie Walker experience. New World Class Australia Ambassador, Natalie Ng, will be helping competitors through the j...

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Entries Closing Soon for 2017 Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards

Entries Closing Soon for 2017 Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards

  Entries Close in 2 Weeks! The Awards, now in their 24th year, are an exciting industry initiative that recognises and rewards the most outstanding wine and beverage lists – large and small, from restaurants, wine bars, cafes, brasseries, pubs, clubs and hotels across the country. Entries will, once again, be judged by our panel of impartial, highly qualified wine experts. They wil...

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Taylors Wines Wins Big at 2017 China Wine & Spirits Best Value Awards

Taylors Wines Wins Big at 2017 China Wine & Spirits Best Value Awards

Taylors Wines has won Clare Valley Wine of the Year for its 2016 Taylors Estate Chardonnay at the 2017 China Wine & Spirits Best Value Awards. The Awards unite leading wine and spirits buyers from across Greater China to judge entries based on their suitability to the tastes of the Chinese market. Regarded as one of the most prestigious wine competitions in Asia, this year saw 35 nations particip...

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Ironbark Distillery Competing for World's Best Traditional Gin Title

Ironbark Distillery Competing for World

Ironbark Distillery is in the running to be named World’s Best Gin at the World Drink Awards, to be held on March 30, 2017. The small family-run distillery located in Sydney’s western suburbs was recently awarded Australia’s Best Traditional Gin for its 313 Dry Gin at the World Gin Awards held on December 18, 2016. To win the global title, Ironbark Distillery must now be judged agai...

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Dave Kerr Wins BACARDÍ Legacy Australia 2017

Dave Kerr Wins BACARDÍ Legacy Australia 2017

Dave Kerr from Melbourne’s The Beaufort & Ike’s took out the BACARDÍ Legacy Australia Final this week from Most Promising competitors Joshua O’Brien and Ryan Snedden. As the 2017 winner, Kerr will compete at the BACARDÍ Legacy Global Final in Berlin in May and will represent the brand over the next year as an ambassador. In a room packed with viewers from across the ...

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Australia's Wine List of the Year 2017

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This year, the drinks association will again join Gourmet Traveller WINE in partnership with Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards to seek out and celebrate the nation’s best wine and beverage lists.  Now in its 24th year, the awards are Australia’s most prestigious awards program, founded to recognise and reward the most outstanding wine and beverage lists – large and small, from restaurants, win...

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Australians Honoured by WSET

Australians Honoured by WSET

21 graduates from Australia have achieved the coveted WSET Diploma. The graduates were announced in front of 500 industry professionals at the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Awards in London last week. The course undertaken by the graduates is said to develop an in-depth knowledge of wines and spirits, and the Diploma is universally recognised as a stepping-stone to the Master of Wine qualification. “I...

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William Grant & Sons Awarded Highest Honour at 2016 IWSC

William Grant & Sons Awarded Highest Honour at 2016 IWSC

Independent family distiller William Grant & Sons was awarded Distiller of the Year at the 2016 International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC). The award is the highest honour bestowed by the IWSC, who also awarded the Company Scotch Producer of the Year. Now in its 47 th  year, the IWSC is considered one of the most authoritative, respected and influential international spirits competitions. This ...

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Prue Henschke Awarded AWIWA Viticulturist of the Year

Prue Henschke Awarded AWIWA Viticulturist of the Year

Prue Henschke has been awarded Viticulturist of the Year as part of the 2016 Australian Women in Wine Awards. The award was sponsored by Wine Australia and judged on the contribution of individual viticulturists to their businesses, their use of innovation and/or best practice methods. As viticulturist for the 148 year-old family winery, Henschke manages the 105 hectare vineyard, spanning from Eden Valley...

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