Sydney International Wine Competition Judges Announced


JUDGES ANNOUNCED AS JUDGING OF THE 2017 COMPETITION APPROACHES (10th – 14th  October 2016)

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The Sydney International Wine Competition are pleased to announce the 2017 SIWC Judging Panel.

This year the panel includes three new Masters of Wine (MW):

Stephen Wong (NZ)
Eugene Mlynczyk (Canada)
Robin Kick (American based in Switzerland)

Along with returning judges:

Chairman of Judges – Kym Milne (SA)
Mark Robertson (SA)
Warren Gibson (NZ)
Ken Dobler (NSW)
Meg Brodtmann (VIC)
Sue Bastian (SA)
Jo Burzynska (NZ)
Brent Marris (NZ)
Stuart Halliday (NSW)
Andrea Pritzker (NSW)

Resumes for our judges can be found online HERE.

We are looking forward to our Greeting Luncheon for our panel of judges – this is where first-time Judges meet/bond with fellow Panellists.

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JUDGING – THE FINALISTS PANELS AT WORK

The serious work begins. Judging is conducted in

natural daylight and a comfortable, warm environment. Each Judge has his/her own table. No discussion. Completely objective.  Each of the Judges marks the finalists according to his/her own perceptions of the wines qualities and his/her comments are recorded for the Award winner’s own website page accordingly. Unanimous praise is unusual. Even Judges palates are personal and individual. The 2,000 capped Entries are whittled down to plus/minus 400 Finalists which are rejudged in Style Categories with food appropriate to that style of wine. Their aggregate scores determine the 300 food-friendly Award and Trophy Winning wines. In each Style Category, only 15%, plus or minus, ie 300 wines in total, receive recognition. Consumers understand the significance of these numbers.

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SIWC COMPETITION HOUSEKEEPING MATTERS

Competition Entry Forms: To enter your wines in the 2017 Competition: Click Here

Judging Samples: Competition’s Warehouse is open for receipt of Judging samples

SIWC Storage, 49 Somme Avenue, Wentworth Falls NSW 2782.

Samples must be received no later than Friday 23rd of September

Judging Samples Labels

Conditions of Entry 15: Labels – The Competition does not supply entrants with Competition’s own, special judging-sample label. Fully dressed sample bottles are preferred. Your Entry Form must show exactly the same name as appears (or will appear) on the entered wine’s label. Judging samples with laboratory labels are acceptable. Samples of Solera wines must be submitted in fully dressed bottles.

WINE: FINE PARTNERS

Jo Burzynska suffers gladly for the cause of wine-matching, At times it felt more like a competitive eating contest than a wine competition, given the hundreds of wines that passed across the panel’s palates were also accompanied by food…. Read More Here

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