and White Rabbit Saloon. Calabria Family Wines partnered with ‘La Festa’ and sponsored the celebrity chef marquee over the Easter weekend that saw famous chefs including Miguel Maestre and Rocco from My Kitchen Rules. Accolades Winemaker Peter Dredge was awarded the Dr Gilbert Phillips Memorial Trophy for the Best Red Wine of Show, along with the Geoffrey Crundall Perpetual Trophy for Best Varietal Wine, Pinot Noir. Nick Selvadurai from Cookie in Melbourne took out the 2013 Disaronno Mixing Star competition, with a cocktail that was inspired by the film “The Prestige”. By winning the competition, Nick gained entry to the Disaronno Mixing Star Global Finals in Amsterdam, in July. Julia Sewell, a sommelier from Melbourne, was awarded the Petaluma Scholarship 80 | drinks yearbook for Dux of the year. As the first woman to ever receive the scholarship, Julia also received funding from Petaluma to attend the Advanced Sommelier Level of the Court examinations in either the USA or the UK. Bay of Fires took home the Best Australian Pinot Noir trophy in London at the 2013 Decanter World of Wine Awards for its 2011 Bay of Fires Pinot Noir. Taylors Wines won Australian Wine Producer of the Year at the China Wine and Spirit Awards held in Hong Kong, along with ‘Australian Winery of the Year’ and ‘Shiraz of the Year’ at the New York International Wine Competition. The Kilchoman Machir Bay 2012 was named ‘Whisky of the Year 2013’ at the International Whisky Competition, beating out 50 other whiskies. In addition to this accolade, Kilchoman’s Anthony Wills was named ‘Master Distiller of the Year 2013’. For the second year running, Calabria Family Wines was awarded the Gourmet Traveler ‘Top Cellar Door’ for the Riverina region.
drinks yearbook 2013
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