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Final week for NZ wineries to enter Wine Competition

Final week for NZ wineries to enter 37th Sydney International Wine Competition

13 September 2016: New Zealand wineries have the rest of the week to enter this year’s Sydney International Wine Competition. Entries close on Friday 16 September, with judging samples required by 23 September.

Entry for the 37th Sydney International Wine Competition is capped at 2000 wines, with just over 250 places still available for entry.

Already there is a record entry from international wineries, including Europe, the Americas, Asia and South Africa, and over 350 entries are expected from New Zealand following their stellar performance in 2015.

The competition is open to grape wines from all countries, with judging taking place in October and official announcement of the awards and trophies will be by mid-November, 2016.

Online entries can be made via the competition’s website, which contains full details of the judging criteria, conditions of entry, and a current listing of all award winners from last year’s competition.

Trade, sommelier, and public tastings of the award-winning wines will be held in Sydney in early February 2017 (details TBA).

This year the international judging panel includes three new Masters of Wine (MW): Stephen Wong (NZ), Eugene Mlynczyk (Canada) and Robin Kick (an American based in Switzerland), along with returning judges: – Kym Milne MW, Chairman of Judges (SA), Mark Robertson (SA), Warren Gibson (NZ), Ken Dobler (NSW), Meg Brodtmann MW (VIC), Sue Bastian MW (SA), Jo Burzynska (NZ), Brent Marris (NZ), Stuart Halliday (NSW), and Andrea Pritzker (NSW).


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