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3/07/2017

Geographe and WA Alternative Varieties Wine Show

Lots of exciting things are happening in the background as planning for this year’s Geographe wine show rolls out. With the aim of continuing to showcase wines nationally care is taken to select a judging team suitable to this brief. This year the team will be led by Life & Leisure columnist Tim White.

Tim’s extensive career has seen him write for a number of significant publications, notably the Australian Financial Review from 1993 to 2016. Tim White is an experienced wine show judge having served as a panel chair at the Royal Melbourne and Adelaide wine shows. He was also the inaugural chief judge of the Australian Alternative Wine Show (AAVWS) and remains committed to the ‘alternatives’ cause.

Tim will be supported by Eloise Jarvis, owner of Margaret River Wine Solutions and a passionate winemaking consultant with over 20 years’ experience in the Margaret River and south-west regions.

Wrapping up the senior position is one of Australia’s most awarded sommeliers Dan Wegener. He was Head Sommelier at Quay in Sydney and penned Australia’s most awarded wine list at Perth’s Print Hall. He is also a recent recipient of the elusive Grand Award by Decanter Magazine in 2015.

Since relocating to the West in 2011 as Director of Beverage at Print Hall Dan has emerged as a great advocate of Western Australian wine and actively supports the regions.

Associate Judges are Daniel Stocker, Vineyard Manager for Arimia Estate while pursuing a passion for organic farming, and Evan Thompson. Evan has worked 20+ vintages in various parts of Australia, USA, France and Germany.

Key dates

Entries open: Early July
Wine Show Judging: Wednesday 23 August to Friday 25 August
Masterclasses: Thursday 24 August
Wine Show Dinner: Friday 25 August

All enquiries to Jo O’Dea: , 0417097538

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