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News posted on Friday, 11 November 2005
Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show
The 2005 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show has delivered another successful year with over 420 wines judged, marketing issues explored, exotic wines tasted and passionate winemakers acknowledged.
Regions shine true for Winestate Awards finalists
The affinity of particular regions for specific grape varieties has shone through in the finalists for the wine world’s equivalent of the Academy Awards, the annual Winestate Wine of the Year Awards.
Nuptial celebrations begin early for young trophy winner
The wedding gifts came early for one young Queenslander. Two weeks before walking down the aisle to marry his university sweetheart, Raymond Costanzo won the coveted trophy for the most successful Queensland exhibitor at the prestigious 2005 Australian Small Winemakers Show (ASWS).
CLARE VALLEYS ANNIES LANE TRIUMPHANT IN THE 2005 VISY BOARD GREAT AUSTRALIAN SHIRAZ CHALLENGE
The Clare Valley secured two of the top three places in Australia’s most prestigious, sought-after and valuable wine awards – the Visy Board Great Australian Shiraz Challenge.
Success brings song
Jimi Charleston from Woodstock Winery has been recognised as the most Outstanding Cellar Door Person in McLaren Vale following the region’s 2005 Cellar Door Award.
Full marks for Buller from Robert Parker
For the second year running, Robert Parker, arguably the world’s most influential wine critic, has awarded Buller’s Calliope Rare Tokay NV a full 100 points in the latest issue of The Wine Spectator.
ALIA Leaders in Liquor 2005
The 12th Annual Australian Liquor Industry Awards (ALIA) 2005 winners were announced at a presentation dinner at the Hilton Sydney attended by 700 industry representatives.