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8/03/2016

Sydney Royal Wine Show changes to benefit industry

As entries draw to a close for the Sydney Royal Wine Show, the event has announced two major changes this year, with KPMG pouring in its support as the new major sponsor, while the show will be held in July for the first time.

Samantha Connew, chair of Judges, said she was not only thrilled about the new sponsor but was encouraged by the show’s demand and expected to see entries reach capacity once again.

“For the first time, we’re judging wine at Sydney Royal in July, which is very exciting,” Connew said. “We’re attracting new exhibitors and varieties due to the season change, and with only a short remaining time for producers to enter, we’re again anticipating a full list of entries in 2016.

“Rosé and sparking red are two trending varieties, so we’ll expect to taste many of them in addition to fortified wines, which remain a strong area of the Australian wine industry.

“The Wine Show will again be accompanied by a panel of expert judges, including famed Canadian judge, Michelle Bouffard, who will bring top quality international experience for 2016,” Connew said.

Lyndey Milan, chair of KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show, said he was delighted to bring KPMG on board, matching its class and reputation with the Show.

“KPMG is a world-wide brand, and were thrilled to have partnered with a company that has so much prestige. We’re looking forward to growing the relationship with them in 2016 and beyond.”

Sydney Royal Wine Show Entries close Thursday 10 March at 5pm. For further information, online applications and to download the Wine Show schedule please visit www.sydneyroyal.com.au/wine

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