Wine of­fer­ings im­press UK judge

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Business -

WEST Aus­tralian wines ex­ceeded the ex­pec­ta­tions of Wine Show of WA in­ter­na­tional judge Jane Parkin­son.

The UK-based wine jour­nal­ist, author and broad­caster was in the state for two weeks as one of the 16 judges for this year’s show.

Parkin­son (pic­tured) said her ex­pec­ta­tion of high-quality wines was “more than met”.

“It was my first ex­pe­ri­ence judg­ing in a state show – I have been the in­ter­na­tional judge at a city show in Aus­tralia be­fore – and I re­ally en­joyed fo­cus­ing on the wines from that par­tic­u­lar state, es­pe­cially when we don’t see as many WA wines in the UK as we do wines from other Aus­tralian states,” she said.

“I think the general UK palate, as with many coun­tries th­ese days, is lean­ing to­wards wines that are more el­e­gant and this is some­thing that WA can de­liver from many of its sub-re­gions.

“Con­tin­ued and greater suc­cess with ex­port­ing wines to the UK in the fu­ture is en­tirely pos­si­ble.”

The 22 tro­phy win­ners will be an­nounced at the awards din­ner at the Hy­att on Oc­to­ber 29.

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