Judges for the 2015 Tasmanian Wine Show

The judges have been confirmed for the 2015 Tasmanian Wine Show.

Huon Hooke

http://huonhooke.com/about/

Huon Hooke is a leading independent wine writer, who makes his living entirely out of writing, judging, lecturing and educating about wine. A journalist first and wine professional second, he has tertiary qualifications in both fields and has worked in wineries and in wine retailing. He’s been writing about wine since 1983. He is best known for his weekly columns in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Living section, and regular articles and tasting notes in Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, for which he is contributing editor, a tasting panel member and a columnist.


Nick Ryan

http://goodfoodshow.com.au/nick-ryan/

Thrown out of university in Adelaide and moving to Sydney, Nick Ryan used the knowledge he’d gained raiding his old man’s cellar to land a job with one of Sydney’s leading wine merchants.

Realising that writing about it was easier than lifting it has led him to where he is now. He’s a regular contributor to Men’s Style Australia and Gourmet Traveller Wine and writes a weekly column musing on life for Adelaide’s Sunday Mail.

He has judged in many Australian and international wine shows and is a graduate of the prestigious Len Evans Tutorial.

His life-long love of the sound of his own voice makes him a engaging MC and presenter and he’s regularly called on to host events for clients like Range Ranger, Channel Nine, Ricoh and ACP magazines.

He is excited by wines that are just as interesting by the fourth glass as they are at the first and would give it all up to play one game for the Port Adelaide Football Club.


 

Nick Bulleid

http://www.nickbulleid.com/about/

Nick is an independent wine industry consultant, providing assistance to companies in four states with winemaking, valuation, blending, marketing and vineyard development, plus general advice on wine industry matters.  He also works with regional vigneron and winemaker associations, conducting tastings to benchmark their wines for quality and style against successful market competitors.  Additionally, he is often called on to resolve differences of opinion between contract winemakers and their clients and has been engaged as expert witness in legal cases involving wine quality, value and technical issues, such as closures.

He was for 13 years a Visiting Professor at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, teaching wine evaluation in the School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences. He also writes for the WBM – Australia’s Wine Business Magazine and for consumers in Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine.  He is currently editing a textbook on practical winemaking, which is currently being published on-line by trivinum.com and Wine Publishers, Adelaide.

Previously, he spent eight years in the Marketing Department of Southcorp Wines and prior to that was Wine Manager for Cellarmaster Wines Pty Ltd.

He has judged at the Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Hobart wine shows, the Sydney International Wine Competition and many regional shows, and was chairman of the Canberra Regional Wine Show for five years.  He has also judged at the Royal Easter Wine Show and the Air New Zealand Wine Awards in Auckland, New Zealand, the Hawke’s Bay Wine Awards, Liquorland Top 100 in Wellington, the International Wine Challenge in London and the Wine Style Asia Awards in Singapore.  From 2001 to 2003 he was chairman of judges of the New South Wales Wine Awards.

Nick became the third Master of Wine in Australia, passing the examination in 1992.

He is a past committee member of the Australian Society for Viticulture and Oenology and was convenor of its seminars on Emerging White Varieties and the Wine Show System.  He was Chair of the ASVO’s Wine Show Committee, which is seeking a national approach to improving wine shows and remains on the committee.  Nick and members of his Committee delivered their recommendations on wine show management at the 2004 Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference in Melbourne.

In 2004 he was made a life member of the Wine Press Club of New South Wales, having been President of the Club during 1985/6 and 1986/7.

Nick is a director and shareholder of Brokenwood Wines Pty Ltd and for five vintages shared the winemaking duties.  He currently selects wines for a virtual retailer BackVintage Wines which, within two years, has achieved considerable commercial success.

He believes he has too many interests for his or their own good, including music – in particular singing – trout fishing, wood-working, various sports, gardening and cooking.

24th Tasmanian Wine Show, 13- 16 January 2014

Tasmanian Wine Show Catalogue 2014

TasTAFE Drysdale Trophy – Best LD MV Sparkling Wine
House of Arras Grand Vintage 2004

House of Arras Trophy – Best Vintage Sparkling Wine
Heemskerk Chardonnay Pinot Sparkling 2008

Quest Launceston Trophy – Best NV Sparkling Wine
Pirie Sparkling NV

Tassie Wine Trophy – Best Riesling
Pressing Matters Riesling R9 2012

Wursthaus Trophy – Best Chardonnay
Heemskerk Chardonnay 2012

Pinot Shop Trophy – Best Pinot Noir
Home Hill Kelly’s Reserve 2012

Abel Labels Trophy – Best Other Wine
Waterton Shiraz 2012

Tamar Ridge Cellar Door Trophy – Best Sweet Wine
Craigow Dessert Gewurztraminer 2009

Coal River Storage Trophy – Best Museum
House of Arras EJ Carr Late Disgorged 2000

Hazards Ale Trophy – Chairman’s Selection
Riversdale Estate Crater Chardonnay 2011

The Wine Society Trophy – People’s Choice
Pooley Wines Butcher’s Hill Pinot Noir 2011

Hobart City Trophy – Best 2013 Vintage Wine
Waterton Riesling 2013

Riedel Trophy – Best 3 Year Old Pinot Noir
Laurel Bank Pinot Noir 2011

9/11 Gasworks Cellar Door Trophy – 2014 Pinot Noir Producer of the year
Home Hill Wines

Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research Trophy – Most Successful Exhibitor
Pressing Matters

Wine Tasmania Trophy – Best Wine of the Show
House of Arras Grand Vintage 2004

West End Pump House Trophy – Best Red of the Show
Home Hill Kelly’s Reserve Pinot Noir 2012

2014 Tasmanian Wine Show Dinner and Tastings

Dinner
18:30 for 19:00 start
17th January 2014
Held at Velo Wines.
Cost is $100 a seat and bookings can be made through Velo on 03 6330 3677

Exhibitors Tasting
13:00 – 16:00
17th January 2014
At Velo Wines.

Gold Medal Tasting – Launceston
17:00 – 19:00
16th January 2014
Drysdale Launceston

Gold Medal Tasting – Hobart
17:00 – 19:00
30th January 2014
Drysdale Hobart

23rd Tasmanian Wine Show – 14-18 January 2013 – Trophy Winners

Wine Industry Tasmania – Best Wine of Show
House of Arras EJ Carr Late Disgorged 2000

Riedel Trophy – Best Red Wine of Show
Home Hill Kelly’s Reserve Pinot Noir 2010

Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research Trophy – Most Successful Exhibitor
Accolade Wines

Drysdale Tasmanian Polytechnic Trophy – Best Late Disgorged Mature Vintage Sparkling Wine (Class 1)
House of Arras EJ Carr Late Disgorged 2000

Kosmos Café & Wine Bar Trophy – Best Vintage Sparkling Wine (Class 2)
Velo Dominique Brut 2006

Westend Pumphouse Trophy – Best Riesling
Pressing Matters Riesling R9 2012

Wursthaus Trophy – Best Chardonnay
Riversdale Crater Chardonnay 2011

Tasmanian Estates Trophy – Best Sweet Wine
Craigow Botrytis Riesling 2011

Pinot Shop Trophy – Best Pinot Noir
Home Hill Kelly’s Reserve Pinot Noir 2010

Italian Pantry Trophy – Best 3 Year Old Pinot Noir
Home Hill Kelly’s Reserve Pinot Noir 2010

Gasworks Cellar Door Trophy – 2012 Pinot Noir Producer of the Year
Home Hill

Abel Labels Trophy – Best Other Wine
Glaetzer-Dixon Family Winemakers Mon Père Shiraz 2011

City of Hobart Trophy – Best 2012 Vintage Wine
Pressing Matters Riesling R9 2012

Coal River Storage and Packaging Trophy – Best Museum Wine
Freycinet Riesling 2003

Hazards Ale Trophy – Chairman’s Selection
Abel’s Tempest Traminer 2011

The Wine Society Trophy – People’s Choice
Derwent Estate Pinto Noir 2011

Tas Mania

by Tom Stevenson, 03/12

The last time I judged wines here was 2008, so I was looking forward to tasting 530 wines at the 2012 Tasmanian Wine Show (nearly 100 up on previous years). I’m mad about Tasmanian wine: totally Tasmanian mad. Can’t get enough of the stuff, and the Tasmanian Wine Show provides its privileged judges with a unique snapshot of the current quality and progress of the wine styles and varieties available.

More info here:
http://www.wine-pages.com/guests/tom/tasmania-wine.htm

22ND TASMANIAN WINE SHOW – 23-27 JANUARY 2012 – TROPHY WINNERS

Wine Tasmania Champion Wine of Show
Heemskerk Wines Chardonnay 2010

Riedel Reserve Champion Wine of Show
Home Hill Estate Pinto Noir 2008

Tasmanian Polytechnic Best Sparkling Wine
House of Arras E J Carr Late Disgorged 2000

Australia Post Best Riesling
Pressing Matters R9 Riesling 2010

Wursthaus Best Chardonnay
Heemskerk Wines Chardonnay 2010

Pinot Shop Best Pinot Noir
Home Hill Estate Pinto Noir 2008

Winemaking Tasmania Best 3 Year Old Pinot Noir
Tamar Ridge Kayena Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir 2009

Tasmanian Estates Best Sweet White
Frogmore Creek FGR Riesling 2010

Abel Labels Best Other Wine
Bagdad Hills Shiraz 2010

Quest Apartments Launceston Best 2011 Vintage Wine
Heemskerk Wines Riesling 2011

TIAR Most Successful Exhibitor
Pressing Matters

9/11 Bottle Shops Pinot Noir Exhibitor of the Year
Pooley Wines

Coal River Storage & Packaging Best Museum Wine
Pressing Matters R9 Riesling 2006

Hazard’s Ale Chairman’s Selection
Bay of Fires Pinot Gris 2011

The Wine Society People’s Choice
Pooley Butcher’s Hill Pinot Noir 2009

International Cool Climate Symposium International Judge’s Selection
Coal Valley Vineyard Sparkling Pinot Noir 2009