Winepilot launch Mid-Low-No Alcohol Wine Awards

April 14, 2023
By Rachel White

Australia’s first-ever mid, low and no alcohol wine show returns as the Mid-Low-No Alcohol Wine Awards (MLNA) with a new format and two new categories.

Angus Hughson, Founder of Winepilot, said expanding the awards to include categories for mid and low-alcohol wines will further promote the quality and diversity of this flourishing segment both on a local and international stage. 

“As consumption habits continue to evolve, growth across the mid-low-no alcohol sphere will be fundamental to the future of the wine industry. We wanted to give winemakers a dedicated space to showcase the quality of their product, as well as highlight the top production styles. 

“We have a highly credentialed panel of judges taking part in 2023 and look forward to celebrating the best of the best at the awards night in June, where we will have international guests in attendance,” said Hughson. 

The panel of judges include winemaking consultant and MLNA 2023 Chairman Mike DeGaris, Shanteh Wale of the Halliday Wine Companion Tasting Team, Owner of One Penny Restaurant and Co-Creator at Lyre’s Spirit Co. David Murphy and Winepilot Founder and Publisher Angus Hughson.

The MLNA Awards 2023 is calling out for submissions from all creators, innovators and winemakers, big and small and requesting submissions of their mid, low and no-alcohol wines under the show’s three categories:

  • Zero Alcohol (0.00% – 0.49%) – Sparkling, White and Red
  • Low Alcohol (0.5% – 6.9%) – Sparkling, White and Red
  • Mid Alcohol (7% – 11%) – Sparkling, White and Red

Judging will be held in Sydney on Monday, May 29, followed by an invitation-only ‘consumer’s choice’ judging event on June 17 at The Winery in Sydney. All results will be announced on Thursday, June 29, at an invitation-only event at The Winery.

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