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Master of fizz at premier national wine show

Australia’s sparkling winemaking supremo Ed Carr has reconfirmed his position as the country’s most awarded winemaker of the past decade taking out his 10th consecutive Trophy at one of the nation’s most prestigious wine shows.

The Hardy Wine Company’s Group Sparkling Winemaker won the National Storage Wine Cellars Trophy for the Best Sparkling White in Show for the 2004 Starvedog Lane Chardonnay Pinot Noir Pinot Meunier — one of the top awards at the 2007 Royal Melbourne Wine Show.

The win also keeps unbroken Mr Carr’s record of 19 consecutive Trophies for Best Sparkling Wine of Show at capital city wine shows dating back to 2004.

Mr Carr and his sparkling winemaking team have now won more than 100 Trophies at Australian capital city wine shows over the past decade.

Show organisers were today scouring their record books to confirm whether back-to-back Trophy wins for one style of wine over 10 years was a record for the Royal Melbourne Wine Show, or any other capital city wine show in Australia.

“I am truly proud and honoured to lead such a committed and talented group of winemakers that consistently produce excellent sparkling wines,” Hardy Wine Company Group Sparkling Winemaker, Mr Ed Carr, said.

“To win a Trophy at any capital city wine show is an achievement, but to do so for 10 consecutive years – particularly at a show as prestigious as the Royal Melbourne Wine Show — is something incredibly special,” he said.

“It recognizes the absolute commitment to winemaking perfection from the entire sparkling winemaking team, and the quality of our sparkling wines over a long duration of time.

“However, you don’t become a winemaker to win Trophies – you do so because of the challenges involved in making the very best wines you can.”

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