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Adelaide Wine Show winners announced
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A Riesling made by McGuigan Simeon Wines has taken out top honours at the 2008 Royal Adelaide Wine Show.
The 2005 McGuigan Earths Portrait Riesling received the Adelaide Trophy for most outstanding red or white wine in show at the Declaration of Awards ceremony held last Friday at the Adelaide Showground.
Made from Lyndoch fruit, the wine also took out The F Miller & Co Trophy for best white wine in show, The J B MacMahon Trophy for best white wine under $20 and The Australian Wine Research Institute Analytical Services Trophy for best Riesling in show. The company’s winemaker Thomas Jung won The Malaysia Airlines and Venture Holidays Prize for the winemaker of the most outstanding red or white wine in show.
The Max Schubert Trophy for best red wine in show was awarded to the 2006 Starvedog Lane Shiraz Viognier. This wine also won The Radoux Australia Trophy for best dry red blend.
The 2008 Adelaide Wine Show attracted 2598 entries from more than 370 Australian wineries. A total of 25 trophies, 140 gold medals, 217 silver medals and 716 bronze medals, across 62 classes, were awarded.
The President of the Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society, Charlie Downer, said the society, who own and manage the Royal Adelaide Wine Show, was delighted with this year’s event.
“The high calibre of entries, wine judges and the overwhelming support of sponsors is testament to the wine show’s continued success and superior reputation within the industry and the wine-loving public,” Downer said.
Following the Declaration of Awards ceremony, over 2000 winemakers, wine and hospitality industry staff will attend an invitation-only tasting of wines entered in the show.