A stellar line up of wines from the 2016 Sydney International Wine Competition (SIWC) will be available for two public tastings on Saturday 6 February at the Menzies Hotel Sydney.
The public tastings from the 36th Sydney International Wine Competition feature a record diversity of wine regions and wine varieties, with 100 different grape varieties and blends represented in this year’s Competition.
Wine lovers will be able to taste over 280 wines awarded TOP 1OO™, Blue Gold, and Gold medals, including 31 trophy winners.
The Sydney International Wine Competition is unique amongst wine shows in that wines are judged alongside food, making it the most relevant wine competition for consumers.
An international panel of 13 judges, led by Chairman of Judges Kym Milne, initially blind-tasted all the entrants, and then tasted the 400 leading wines alongside appropriately matched food to decide the award winners.
Chairman of Judges, Kym Milne praised the quality of this year’s entrants, singling out the impact of cool climate wines across a wide range of wine styles, particularly Riesling, Chardonnay and Shiraz varietals.
“This wine competition is all about providing the consumer with a range of wine options for a range of different dining situations, and I believe the competition has once again achieved this,” said Mr Mylne.
“A real diversity of wine styles, produced from an ever increasing range of grape varieties, has attracted Top 100, Blue Gold, Gold or Highly Commended status. It is pleasing to see not just diversity between the classes, but also within the classes, providing the consumer with some really interesting options of wines with which to experiment.”
Public tastings of the 2016 Sydney International Wine Competition award winners will be held on Saturday, 6 February 2016 at the Menzies Hotel, Carrington Street Sydney.
Session 1: 10.00 am to 12.30 pm. Tickets: AU$44.00.
Session 2: 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm. Tickets: AU$55.00.
Bookings and full details of the Competition and its background: www.top100wines.com