Wine Show Judging #2 – an insider’s view of panel tastings

Date(s) - 20 Nov 2015
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM

The Australian Wine Research Institute (WIC Building)
Corner of Hartley Grove and Paratoo Road
Urrbrae SA

Adelaide – Friday 20 November 2015

Due to popular demand the AWRI’s  newest one-day course Wine Show Judging – an insider’s view of panel tastings will return in November.

This course gives small groups of participants the opportunity to practice their wine tasting stills under wine show conditions.
A fascinating insight into how the wine show system works.  Panel chairs were fantastic in their ability to explain vital differences and relay their own personal experiences”
previous participant.


Three highly respected current or former wine show chairs (Sam Connew, David Bicknell and PJ Charteris) will take you onto their panels as associate judges. Each panel will consist of just five associate judges and one panel chair.

Over the day each panel will taste four brackets of wine – all selected from a recent national wine show. You will taste through each bracket and then work directly with your panel chair to discuss each wine and reach a consensus panel score – just as you would in a wine show.

Each associate will judge with each of the three guest judges, experiencing their different judging styles and tips. Wines tasted during the day will include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.


Click here for a copy of the program for the day

Places are limited to 15 participants  – Click here to book your ticket online.


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