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The following panelists have all contributed to a drinks trade tasting
more than once.

Rob Geddes

MW, wine writer, author of Australian Wine Vintages
and A Good Nose and Great Legs

Angus Hughson

Sales and Marketing Manager
Cracka Wines

Sandy McKenzie

Porter's Liquor

Clive Hartley

Course Director and Senior Wine Teacher
Sydney Wine Academy

Neil Hadley

MW, Export Manager
Taylor's Wines

Tom Mazzei

West Pymble Cellars

Ashley Pini

drinks trade Editor
HIP Media Publisher - Publishers of Masterchef LIVE,
Better Homes & Gardens LIVE, Grand Designs
Australia LIVE, Taste of Sydney, Taste of Melbourne,
Barfly, BYO, Premier Magazine.

Aaron Brasher

Business Manager - wine education
Fine Wine Partners/ Lion

Peter Nixon

National Fine Wine Manager
Dan Murphy's

Scott McWilliam

McWilliam's Wines

Ian Cook

Five Ways Cellars

Craig Johnson

Cellar Club Director
Wine Ark

Philippa Whitting

General Manager

Travis Fuller

Senior Brand Manager
Casella Wines

Mike Bennie

Consultant, Wine Writer

Stephen Knight

Educator, Tasting Judge, Writer,
Industry Consultant

Deb Pearce

The Journeyman Restaurant

Sarah Crowe


Special Guests

Ed Carr

Senior winemaker
Accolade Wines

Jonathan Lord

Senior Brand Manager, New Product Development
Taylor's Wines

Philip Shaw

Philip Shaw Wines

Tim Schwilk

Sydney Wine Centre

Jayne Powell

Wineworks International

Christian Rosero

Castlecrag Wines

Bas Hegge

Owner of

Roland Wahlquist

General Manager
Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard

Michael Davey


Karen MacAllister

Wine Academy Manager
McWilliam's Wines

Melissa Parker

The Mod Comms Group

Csilla Swain

Fine Wine Consultant
Wine Odyssey

Robert Black

Bunnamagoo Wines

Lisa Johnston

Wine Writer, Educator and Wine
Business Consultant

Chris Morrison

National Wine Ambassador
SIGNE - Pernod Ricard Australia

Hamish Black

Classic Oak Products

Tom Rikard-Bell

Wedding Cellars


drinks central

Home of the drinks Association. Drinks industry trade Association specialising in service provision to its member companies and the wider Australian drinks industry.

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drinks guide

An essential business tool for the Australian liquor and drinks industry. Print version produced annually. Online resource available.

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