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Stellar line up in tastings of Sydney International Wine Competition’s Top 1OO

The Sydney International Wine Competition (SIWC) will hold its annual Public Tastings of Award Winners on Saturday 7 February, at The Menzies Hotel in Sydney.  

Attendees will have the opportunity to taste more than 250 of the 2015 SIWC award winners, including the prestigious TOP 1OO.

The 34th year of the competition offers a stellar line up of award winning wines, judged triple-blind, and presented in consumer friendly style categories for easy food matching, making this Australia’s most relevant exhibitions for discerning wine consumers.

Warren Mason, SIWC convener, said the tasting sessions provide an “unparalleled opportunity to taste and take notes on an array of highly credentialed wines in an atmosphere where numbers are restricted to ensure an intimate and relaxed tasting experience”.

Mason said there will be many wine tasting available but from an industry point of view, the event offers a “special experience for anyone involved in wine and hospitality”.

"The tastings provide the 'cream of the crop' from the 2,000 capped entries but what makes our Competition unique in that wines are sorted by fourteen true wine experts into food-friendly style categories, then judged triple-blind alongside appropriate food,” Mason said.

“This means that awarded wines are ideal for restaurant and function menus or for the family table, and come in price points to suit a wide section of the market.”

Mason said with restricted numbers attending, the exhibitors are designed to be more relaxed.

“This way, attendees can make notes and focus on either specific wine styles or taste a wide cross section. In this respect, it is a learning experience — and very enjoyable one."

Event Details:

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Time: Session 1–10.00 am to 12.30 pm, Session 2–2.00 pm to 4.30 pm

Venue: Sydney Ballroom, The Menzies Sydney, 14 Carrington Street, Sydney

Further information and bookings: www.top100wines.com.

For further information and or photography, or phone +61 (0)2 4757 4400.

AB Mauri



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