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Ten Questions with Milton Wordley

01 January 16

Michael Brajkovich MW : Chairman of Judges Royal Adelaide Wine Show

In an interview early this year, when I asked Chris Carpenter, Kendall Jackson winemaker both here and in the US, what the main differences were between wine drinkers here or in the US, he replied “The big difference is not so much in what wine people are drinking – it is how people are influenced. In the States we are influenced much more by the critics – Robert Parker, James Laube of the Spectator, those sort of people. But in Australia it’s much more by wine show awards.

My favourite award at the Royal Adelaide Wine Show is the the prestigious Gramp, Hardy, Hill Smith Prize for Outstanding Wine of Provenance. This recognises three vintages of one wine that display outstanding lineage, regionality and longevity. McLaren Vale’s Rosemount Estates won it this year for their Rosemount Balmoral Syrah (2012 , 2004 and 2002).

Winemaker for his family winery Kumeu River in New Zealand Michael Brajkovich MW was Chairman of judges – the first non-Australian to be asked the chair the show. Here is his story.

Read the full interview here >
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