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Sydney Wine Competition 09:20  
One of the main aims of the Competition is to offer consumers independent information to help in their choice of wines more likely to enhance the pleasures of the daily dining experience and, by so doing, to add enjoyment and contentment to their everyday lives. This is the main service the Competition offers. View Video ... >
Winesave 4:18  
winesaveTM keeps opened wine at its peak for weeks after it has first been opened. Oxidation and the resulting spoilage of opened wine is now a thing of the past. View Video ... >
Oakfield Estate 02:38  
Belinda Moon speaks to Michael Hatcher about the lifestyle she now enjoys living at Oakfield, an historic homestead in Mudgee NSW. Belinda talks about her passion for the garden and the history that surrounds her including some life-size sculptures made by her late father Tom Bass. View Video ... >
Oakfield Olives 05:52  
Rebecca Sutton talks to owner Belinda Moon about the types of olives and olive oil being produced at Oakfield, some of the techniques used in production and the difference between these boutique produced olives and the types of olives found in your local supermarket. View Video ... >
Hungerford Hill Winery 07:05  
A Hunter Valley icon for several generations of Australian wine drinkers since its founding in the 70's.Under the ownership of the Kirby family and with Michael Hatcher as chief winemaker, Hungerford Hill embraces state-of-the-art wine making blended with history, talent and experience. View Video ... >
Bangers & Mash 10:43  
Rebecca takes a gourmet approach to the way she cooks bangers & mash. Using free range pork sausages wrapped in streaky bacon Rebecca demonstrates her recipe of baking the sausages & serving with onion jam made with porter beer served on a bed of freshly sautéed rocket & fluffy mashed potato with kalamata olives. View Video ... >
Robert Stein Winery 04:04  
Stein's Wines and the Robert Stein Vineyard trace the family history to the earliest days of Australia's pioneers. Brought out from Germany by the Macarthur family (of sheep-breeding fame) in 1838, Johann Stein carried with him the first cuttings of Rhine Riesling to survive in Australia. Under his supervision the Camden Park vineyard flourished as one of the earliest wineries in Australia. Later, his brother Jacob established his own vineyard called "Sandal Farm" on Prospect Creek near Carramar, in Sydney's South-West. View Video ... >
Pieter Van Gent's Fortified Wines 01:39  
The van Gent family tree can be traced back to 1790 and reveals a family of distillers and winemakers. It was Johannes Hermanus van Gent (1817 to 1859) ship owner, merchant, distiller of spirits, member of the Municipal Council, Chamber of Commerce and world traveller. View Video ... >
Italian Varieties - with Food 03:00  
Rob Fairall, owner of di Lusso Estate, takes the viewer through his philosophy of matching food with Italian varietal wine. Di Lusso's wines are filmed in the best possible setting - under the di Lusso estate winery pergola overlooking the vineyard, with each wine featured alongside the chosen food match, prepared in the winery's restaurant kitchen. View Video ... >
DiLusso Estate 03:59  
From the di Lusso cellar door on the northern outskirts of Mudgee, all of the wines, olive oil and figs are available for tasting seven days a week. The winery and Cellar Door in Mudgee is a popular venue for weddings, anniversaries and corporate functions. Guests are now enjoying the house-prepared aperitif on the patio overlooking Lago di Lusso, then proceeding to an Italian banquet in the Winery among the wine barrels. View Video ... >
The Judges - Sydney Wine Competition 06:29  
This will be Kym's 10th appearance on our Panel, and fifth as Chief Judge and Chairman of Judges. Australian by birth and education, Roseworthy Graduate and Master of Wine, Kym first made his mark as Chief Winemaker for Villa Maria Estate in New Zealand . View Video ... >
The Cellar Door 05:00  
Get the most out of your Cellar Door visit. As you enter the tasting room head for the tasting bar. A host will greet you and get you started with wine glasses and explain what wines are available for tasting and if there are any tasting fees. View Video ... >
Russell Cody Interview 07:55  
Michael Hatcher speaks to McWilliams senior winemaker Russell Cody about Shiraz, the type of regions that it is produced from in Australia and the characteristics that makes our Shiraz stand out from similar styles grown in other parts of the world. View Video ... >

The Judges - Sydney Wine Competition

Kym Milne MW (AU)
This will be Kym's 10th appearance on our Panel, and fifth as Chief Judge and Chairman of Judges. Australian by birth and education, Roseworthy Graduate and Master of Wine, Kym first made his mark as Chief Winemaker for Villa Maria Estate in New Zealand . He went on to lead a successful group of UK based Flying Winemakers, with wine consultancy projects all over the world. His Master of Wine qualification is marked by him being one of just a handful of candidates passing all phases of this notoriously difficult set of exams in one year at his first attempt. He now heads his own International Wine Consultancy from a base in the Adelaide Hills.

Adrian Atkinson (ENG)
This will be Adrian's fifth consecutive appearance with our panel. He is the Wine Development Director for Pernod Ricard with responsibilities that include overseeing wine development for Orlando Wyndham (AU), Montana (NZ), Palacio de la Vega (Spain), Etchart (Argentina), Wines from Georgia etc. He judges extensively internationally.

Lisa Perotti-Brown MW (SIN)
American born Lisa, with a first degree in English Literature moved to London in 1989 with an ambition to become a playwright. Reality forced her to take a paying job in a wine bar and so began her career in wine. She soon found herself managing the wine bar and, with an increasing desire for more wine knowledge, she enrolled in a course of studies at the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, soon achieving their Diploma. This led to various sales and marketing roles in the London Wine Trade for the next twelve years. In 2002 she moved to Tokyo for a position as buyer for a leading importer, also lecturing at the Academie du Vin. Lisa subsequently relocated to Singapore, opening the Perotti-Brown Wine Consultancy Pte Ltd. Lisa achieved her Master of Wine qualification in 2008. Lisa is the Asian wine correspondent.

Steve Flamsteed (AU)
A qualified chef, also keen skier, Steve skied Europe extensively, paying his way chefing at ski lodges and small Cafes. He discovered wine during a stagiaire stint in Beaujolais. Returning to Australia, he enrolled in the winemaking course at Roseworthy. Also a qualified cheesemaker, Steve is now Chief Winemaker/General Manager with Yarra Valley's Giant Steps/Innocent Bystander. This is his fourth appearance with our Panel.

Ken Dobler (AU)
Ken's interest in food and wine evolved whilst a Sydney Uni medical student. Ken is one of a long line of doctors involved in the wine industry. His practice is in the Hunter Valley, amongst the vines. Ken's Show judging began in the early 1990s. As time permits, as well as the Sydney International, Ken still judges the Canberra National Wine Show and RAS Sydney Show. This will be Ken's fourth appearance for SIWC

Neil Hadley MW (AU)
Making his ninth appearance on the our Panel, international wine marketer Neil is formerly international Brand Manager for Penfold's Grange, currently Export Manager for Taylor's Wines of Clare Valley, South Australia.

Chuck Hayward (USA)
Chuck is the Managing Wine Buyer for the Jug Shop, San Francisco's largest independent wine and spirits retailer. Starting his career as a wine writer, he has been in the industry for over twenty years and is now regarded as one of the leading American experts of the wines of Australia and New Zealand. Both he and the retailer he manages have been recognised by the wine media as one of the nation's best resources for wines from these growing segments of the American market. Chuck judges, lectures, and serves on tasting panels widely. His latest venture is Tasman Wine Selections the aim of which is to showcase wines of exceptional quality from Australasian small producers whose wines deserve exposure in the American market place.

Martin Williams MW (AU)
After studying Chemistry and Biochemistry at University of Sydney, Martin completed a Masters degree in Oenology and Viticulture at University of California, Davis. Subsequently, he travelled widely working in various wine regions in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the United States, accumulating broad winemaking experience on three continents before settling in Victoria's Yarra Valley.

His work with Domaine Tollot-Beaut and Domaine Anne Gros in 1988 and 1989 influenced him deeply, infusing him with a passion for the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varieties of that region. He established his Metier Wines in the Yarra Valley in 1996, co-founding the contract winemaking consultancy, Master Winemakers, in 2000. Martin sat and completed his Master of Wine qualification in 1999.

Food & Wine - current videos

  • Sydney Wine Competition
  • Winesave
  • Oakfield Estate
  • Oakfield Olives
  • Hungerford Hill Winery
  • Bangers & Mash
  • Robert Stein Winery
  • Pieter Van Gent's Fortified Wines
  • Italian Varieties - with Food
  • DiLusso Estate
  • The Judges - Sydney Wine Competition
  • The Cellar Door
  • Russell Cody Interview