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South Coast Wine Show 2008

The 2008 South Coast Wine Show judging will take place at the Milton Showground, Milton, NSW, on Friday, 25 January 2008. This event, sponsored by Bawley Liquor Barn and Hazcorp Pty Ltd, is a showcase for wines from the South Coast Zone which incorporates the Shoalhaven Coast and Southern Highlands wine regions of New South Wales.

A public tasting will take place between 6–8pm on Saturday 26 January, 2008, at the Milton Show Ground.

This is a casual, interactive evening, enabling the public to taste all wine show entries including the medal winners. The entry fee of $15 per person includes Unicorn cheese and delicious finger food. For people wishing to order wines, price lists/order forms will be available on the night.

The judging panel of three will be chaired by David Morris of Morris Wines, Rutherglen. He is highly qualified and experienced with an enviable reputation and has judged at the National Small Winemakers, Rutherglen, Cowra, Griffith, Swan Hill and Melbourne Wine Shows.

Russell Cody is the Group Senior Red Winemaker at McWilliams Wines at Yenda NSW, and has judged at many wine shows, including Melbourne, Rutherglen, Cowra, Small Winemakers and Griffith.

David Lowe has judged in many shows since 1982, including Cowra, Canberra, Hunter Valley and NSW Wine Experience. He is the owner and winemaker of Lowe Family Wines at Mudgee and Pokolbin and is President of the NSW Wine Industry Association. In 2007, two hundred people including locals and visitors to the area for the Australia Day weekend attended and tasted 155 entries from 25 vineyards and wineries. 77 medals comprising 6 gold, 14 silver and 57 bronze were awarded.

In 2006 a total of 5 gold, 11 silver and 45 bronze medals were presented from a field of 136 entries.

Trophies and Medal Certificates will be presented at a wine dinner on Friday, 8 February, 2008 at the Vineyard Kitchen at Cupitt’s Winery, 60 Washburton Road, Ulladulla, NSW.

For more information visit www.southcoastwineshow.blogspot.com

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