25 January, 2020

Entries closing today! Australia's Wine List of the Year 2018

Entries closing today! Australia's Wine List of the Year 2018

Don't miss your chance to shine in the 2018 Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards. 

AWLOTYA welcomes wine lists large and small. In addition to entering for your venue category, there are several specialist areas where you can also win an award, including best lists for beer, champagne, sparkling, digestifs, aperitifs, soft drinks and regional wine showcases.

"Winning one of the most highly regarded awards in the wine industry is a real honour," said Neil Sluiman from Jonas, the 2017 Winner of Australia's Wine List of the Year.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Awards, with media partners Gourmet Traveller WINE and The Drinks Association, together with event partner Electrolux/Vintec/Transtherm joining the celebrations.

“The Drinks Association is thrilled to be the official Trade Communications Partner of Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards as it celebrates its 25th anniversary," said Georgia Lennon, CEO, The Drinks Association. "Our mission is to inform, strengthen and connect the Australian drinks industry and this event is a wonderful opportunity to publicise the achievements of sommeliers and venues throughout Australia. We look forward to celebrating the winners of the Awards across the Drinks Association publications, which reach in excess of 10,000 restaurants, hotels, clubs and bottle shops.”

This year the event will feature masterclasses, a tasting fair and the opportunity to get up close and personal with Australia's Wine List of the Year judges before the presentation of the awards on July 23.

Australia's Wine List of the Year Awards were established in 1994 to recognise and reward the enormous investment by owners and sommeliers in time, skill and resources that go into developing the best quality wine lists and to also recognise and reward the dedicated owners and talented sommeliers creating those lists for Australia's restaurants, hotels, clubs, wine bars, pubs and brasseries - large and small.  

AWLOTYA has an extraordinary, independent panel of local and international judges - Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine and expert commentators all specially selected to maintain the integrity and independence of the awards. The judges will assess each list based on the quality of the wines, the balance of choice, the design and presentation of the list, and the suitability of the wines to the style of cuisine.

Entries close on March 9. Enter via: winelistoftheyear.com.au

Results will be published in the August/September 2018 issue of Drinks Trade and Gourmet Traveller WINE magazines.

For additional information and/or sponsorship opportunities, contact Leone Cruden at leone@winelistoftheyear.com