New COVID-safe measures to judge the 2021 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) remains optimistic that judging of the 2021 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards (RMWA) will proceed in November at the Melbourne Showgrounds. First held in 1884, the RMWA is one of Australia’s oldest and most respected wine shows recognising and rewarding excellence in Australian winemaking. The show is overseen byContinue reading “New COVID-safe measures to judge the 2021 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards”

Pietro Gallus Estate wins ‘Grappa of the Year’

Competing against distillers and winemakers from around the world Pietro Gallus Estate has won ‘Grappa of the Year’ and multiple medals at the prestigious China Wine Spirit Awards (CWSA).  The 2021 CWSAs attracted entries from the world’s most influential and esteemed vineyards and distilleries; and saw the largest number of entries for the competition (inContinue reading “Pietro Gallus Estate wins ‘Grappa of the Year’”

Gelatissimo takes home the gold!

It’s one gold and four silver medals for the team at Gelatissimo! The results of the annual Dairy Industry Association Awards are in, with Gelatissimo proudly taking home the gold for their amazing Hazelnut gelato along with four silver medals for other great flavours. This is the second year in a row that Gelatissimo hasContinue reading “Gelatissimo takes home the gold!”

Xanty Elías wins the Basque Culinary World Prize 2021

Spanish chef Xanty Elías has won the Basque Culinary World Prize 2021 for his initiative “Los Niños se Comen El Futuro”, which works to educate the next generation about healthy eating. Xanty has immersed himself in social projects to benefit the region. In 2017 he co-founded “Fundación Prenauta” with other local businesspeople, a non-profit thatContinue reading “Xanty Elías wins the Basque Culinary World Prize 2021”

Entries open for the 2021 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards

A new trophy in honour of an Australian wine industry icon, and innovative new state-based trophies lead a number of changes as The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) announce that entries are now open for the 2021 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards (RMWA). The RMWA annually celebrate and recognise the best wines across Australia withContinue reading “Entries open for the 2021 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards”

Entries open for 2021 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) is pleased to announce that entries are now open for the 2021 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards (ADSA).  The ADSA is the largest national awards program recognising excellence in Australian distilled spirits, liqueurs, and aromatics. RASV CEO Brad Jenkins is thrilled to have entries open for the 2021 AustralianContinue reading “Entries open for 2021 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards”

Entries open to determine the world’s best roasters at the 2021 Australian International Coffee Awards

The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) is pleased to announce that entries are now open for the 2021 Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA).  First held in 2013, the AICA are recognised as Australia’s premier international coffee roasting and cold brew competition, seeing support from across the globe. Now in its ninth year, the AICAContinue reading “Entries open to determine the world’s best roasters at the 2021 Australian International Coffee Awards”

2021 Winners ~ NSW SOMMELIER’S WINE LIST AWARDS

On Monday, 24th May, the top winners in the 2021 NSW SOMMELIER’S WINE LIST AWARDS (run by NSW Wine with strategic partners Destination NSW, WINEDEPOT and the Restaurant & Catering Association) were announced at Government House Sydney at a ceremony hosted by the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley ACContinue reading “2021 Winners ~ NSW SOMMELIER’S WINE LIST AWARDS”

2021 NSW Sommelier’s Wine List Awards

Supporting restaurants for a brighter future.  The 2021 NSW SOMMELIER’S WINE LIST AWARDS launched last week with a new look and a revitalised aim of showcasing and rewarding the very best ‘NSW Wine Stars’. A ‘NSW Wine Star’ is a sommelier/beverage manager or venue that offers their customers a great NSW wine experience and aContinue reading “2021 NSW Sommelier’s Wine List Awards”

Murray River local wins world best

Cobram Estate has been awarded one of the best oils in the world by the International Olive Council at the Mario Solinas 2020 awards.  Mario Solinas is undoubtedly the most stringent and highly regarded of all olive oil competitions in the world – the “Oscars” of the olive oil industry. Almost 160 samples of Extra VirginContinue reading “Murray River local wins world best”

Australia’s best wine venue revealed

Wineslinger Awards announce 2020 trophy winners. On Monday night, the Wineslinger Awards, the wine guru’s guide to the best haunts in Australia right now, crowned the 2020 Wineslinger trophy winners – as voted on by over 100 of the country’s leading sommeliers, winemakers, hospitality tastemakers and journalists – in a virtual awards presentation. The four trophies presentedContinue reading “Australia’s best wine venue revealed”