Landmark Australia Tutorial: winners announced
I was delighted to find out that I was one of the 12 selected to take part in the inaugural Landmark Australia tutorial. I'm really looking forward to it. Of the other participants, I know Julia Harding and Tyler Colman, and it will be great to spend time with them, as well as getting to know the other participants, and learning loads from the high-calibre tutors. I'm also really excited by the possibility of tasting some serious old Aussie wines. It will be a craic. Here's the press release issued today:
Issued Monday 15th December, 2008
Super 12 converge on Wine Australia
Twelve of the world’s fastest-rising wine influencers, from across ten different countries, will join leading Australian commentators and winemakers for the Landmark Australia Tutorial in June 2009.
After an exhaustive application process involving over 4000 initial enquiries, the inaugural Landmark Australia Tutorial intake will comprise an exceptional group of media, trade and educators from around the world:
Barbara Philip MW (Canada)
Bell - Pei Tang (China)
Dermot Nolan MW (Ireland)
Essi Avellan (Finland)
Frank Kämmer, M.S. (Germany)
Jamie Goode (UK)
Julia Harding MW (UK)
Lim Hwee Peng, CSW (Singapore)
Rebecca Leung (Hong Kong)
Sean Razee, M.S. (US)
Tyler Colman (US)
Yukari Iwashiro (Japan)
The winning applicants will attend a unique, week-long residential course aimed at exploring Australia’s contribution to fine wine performance, viticultural practice, technical innovation and education from a truly international perspective.
Over 130 formal applications were received, resulting in an extremely competitive selection process for the Tutorial’s executive committee.
The successful applicants will be joined in the Barossa by a distinguished line-up of Australian wine writers and makers who will present an authoritative narrative and a series of context setting tastings of Australia’s fine wines. The June 2009 tutorial aims to be the first in what is hoped will become an annual event, and what the organisers believe can become the world’s most sought-after educational wine experience. To view the Tutorial schedule and to review further information on the 12 participants please visit www.wineaustralia.com/landmark.