State of bounty

The Advertiser - - LETTERS -

THE rise to fame at the Royal Ade­laide Wine Show of a $15 red wine from one of South Aus­tralia’s prized wine re­gions says a lot about how for­tu­nate we are to be sur­rounded by such a bounty of fine re­gional pro­duce.

You might ex­pect the win­ner of the Max Schu­bert Tro­phy for the Most Out­stand­ing Red Wine of the show to cost an arm and a leg, given the pre­mium na­ture of many of the en­tries, but for such a bar­gain to come up trumps points to a cul­ture where tra­di­tion, ded­i­ca­tion and loy­alty of grow­ers and wine­mak­ers to their land, their vines and their end prod­ucts means more some­times than the almighty dol­lar gouged from con­tin­ual pre­mi­u­mi­sa­tion.

The judges at the Royal Ade­laide Wine Show are to be praised for their ob­jec­tiv­ity in re­ward­ing across their spread of tro­phies bar­gains as well as lux­ury wines.

The ever ex­pand­ing wine show sys­tem in Aus­tralia may have come un­der scru­tiny in re­cent years, but our tra­di­tional re­gional and cap­i­tal city shows un­der the aus­pices of the Royal Agri­cul­tural So­ci­eties are the heart and soul of our ru­ral in­dus­tries that must be pre­served for the ben­e­fit of all.

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