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PO Box 4222
MANUKA ACT 2603
AUSTRALIA                                                    RECORD ENTRIES FOR
                                                    2007 CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL RIESLING
Phone:   (02) 6161 4222
Fax:     (02) 6161 4224
                                                                 CHALLENGE
Email:    Riesling@webone.com.au
Web:     www.rieslingchallenge.com           A record number of entries have again been received for the
                                             Canberra International Riesling Challenge, to be held from
                                             October 16-20 in 2007.
                     Patron
             Chief Minister of the ACT       The biggest Riesling competition in the Southern Hemisphere has
              Mr Jon Stanhope MLA
                                             attracted a total of 482 entries with good growth in the number of
                                             entries from across Australia, New Zealand and the USA.
   International Riesling Ambassador
             Wolf Blass AM                   This is an increase on the 458 Rieslings entered last year and 328
                                             in 2005.
              Chairman of Judges
                   Louisa Rose
                                             “We are particularly thrilled with the level of interest this year from
                   Chairman                  the United States,” said Chair of the Challenge, Mr Ken Helm.
                    Ken Helm
                                             “Last year we had 14 entries from the States, growing by more
  CANBERRA INTERNATIONAL
                                             than 300 per cent this year to 45 entries.”
    RIESLING CHALLENGE
                                             As expected, Australian wineries provide the majority of entries
                                             (293) for the 2007 Riesling Challenge.
             MAJOR SPONSOR
                                             There are 73 German entries, 58 from New Zealand, 10 from
                                             South Africa and three from France.

                                             “There has been enormous interest in the new and prestigious
                                             trophy this year for the Best Riesling in the World,” Mr Helm said.
                  SPONSORS
                 ACT Government              “We have 78 new entrants for the Challenge in 2007 and one of
             Audi Australia Pty Limited      the biggest growth areas has been from Tasmania where we have
             Wolf Blass Foundation Inc       29 entries.”
                       Qantas
                     ActewAGL
           Wolf Blass Wines International    The 2007 Challenge will again be hosted by Canberra’s premier
                   Australia Post            Hyatt Hotel.
             Australian Capital Tourism
                    Helm Wines               Yalumba’s Louisa Rose will again chair the judging panel and will
            Jim Murphy Market Cellars
               Hardy Wine Company
                                             be joined by top European judge Alexander Kohnen from the
                     Lallemand               German Wine School, John Belsham from New Zealand’s
                  Prime Television           Marlborough region, David O’Leary from South Australia’s Clare
               Wine Industry Journal         Valley, Sommelier Sally Harper from The Bathers Pavilion in
                The Canberra Times           Sydney and wine writer Ken Gargett.
         School of Wine and Food Sciences,
              Charles Sturt University
               Shaw Vineyard Estate          In 2006, the Tim Adams 2006 Riesling won the major prize against
               De Vine @ Kamberra            a high-quality Australian and international field.
           Tamar Valley Wine Route Inc
                   McMillanPrint
                   Quantum Ideas
          Riedel The Wine Glass Company      Media contact: Ken Helm on 0418 619 186

				
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