The Qantas Wine Show was last week and what a big week. I volunteer my time and steward there in return for professional development, experience and networking. Monday we set the whole event up. Un packing lots of boxes and organising wines. Followed by a stewards BBQ at Galafrey Wines. Tuesday is day one. Each day starts at 8am to 5pm. Over 100 wines and some classes as large as 50 wines per tasting. Each night is theme wine and food paring and we all learn lots. Followed by Friday. The exhibitors tasting and lunch. A Big Week!
The Mount Barker Rec Centre is set up for the wine show. Lots of Bottles of Wine.
Pouring of the red wine
Red Wine set out on the judges tables
The job you don't want- Polishing glasses. Thankfully a fundraiser by the local tennis club
Quick study break. I was able to do a judging tutorial with chief judge Nick Bullied MW. Great professional development.
Galafrey Wines 2012 Riesling narrowly missing out on Gold.
Protavin exhibitors luncheon. A great way to finish the week.
A cleasing ale after a weeks worth of wine tasting.
The exhibitors Lunch.