Wine show judging – an insider’s view of panel tastings #3

Date(s) - 9 Jun 2017
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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


The AWRI’s one-day course ‘Wine show judging – an insider’s view of panel tastings’ is returning in June. This course gives small groups of participants the opportunity to practice their wine tasting skills 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”

Highly respected current or former wine show chairs (David Bicknell and PJ Charteris) will take participants onto their panels as ‘associate judges’.  Each panel will consist of a small group of participants and one panel chair. Over the day each panel will taste four brackets of wine – all selected from a recent national wine show. Panellists will taste through each bracket and then work directly with the panel chair to discuss each wine and reach a consensus panel score – just as is done in a wine show. Each panellist will judge with each of the two guest judges, experiencing their different judging styles and tips. Wines tasted during the day will include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon

To view the program click here   If you require further information contact the events team 08 8313 6600 or

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