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‘The wine women want’
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This year the Brisbane Fine Wine Festival, a showcase of Australian wines and coordinated by Paula Tewksbury, announced a new trophy – ‘the wine women want’.
Amidst the celebrations of Queensland Week a cross-section of local women gathered at the Sofitel to conduct a blind tasting of medal winning wines from the top 16 highest scoring gold medals scored at the recent Brisbane Fine Wine Festival judging of 540 wines. Government, journalists, mothers, medical professionals, winemakers, food critics, restaurateurs and marketers — all with a passion for wine set about this judging exercise.
The idea came from Manda Duffy, owner of Wine North and Director of Sales & Marketing for Barambah Wines, after reading about the first women’s wine competition in California earlier this year.
In an impressive line up of wine the top 4 revealed themselves as the 2005 Tapestry Chardonnay, 2004 Josef Chromy Pinot/Chardonnay and the 2005 Robert Channon Reserve Chardonnay. The 2007 winner of ‘the wine women want’ is the 2005 Château Tanunda ‘Terroirs of the Barossa’ Lyndoch Shiraz.