You Be The Judge is sponsored by the KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show, an initiative of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW. Learn to taste and judge like a professional from Chair of Judges, PJ Charteris. PJ will take you on a journey through a range of Australian award winning wines, defining what it takes to achieve greatness in the art of winemaking and viticulture. Through this interactive tasting of Trophy Winners from the 2019 KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show, you will improve your tasting skills, learn how to identify quality, and find out about the current trends developing in wine making & style definition across Australia. Ultimately you will gain access to how top industry professional think about Australian wine.
The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) is a not for profit organisation committed to supporting agricultural development and rural communities in Australia. It has been an influential force in the direction and development of Australian agriculture through competitions, education and events since its foundation in 1822. The KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show is conducted annually by the RAS and has a long and proud history of recognising the best of Australian wine, dating back to 1826.
Attracting up to 2,200 entries annually from over 370 Exhibitors located across Australia, the KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show allows Exhibitors the opportunity to have their product benchmarked against a cross-section of key Australian competitors, as well as the chance to extend their marketing reach by winning a coveted Sydney Royal Medal or Trophy.
The KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show engages the most experienced and respected Judges in the industry and endorses the development of future judges. The process is overseen by a Chair of Judges (currently PJ Charteris) and includes six separate judging panels. Each panel consists of one Panel Chair, two Senior Judges and two Associate Judges.
These judging panels are selected by the Chair of Judges and the RAS of NSW Wine Committee, who aim to include a combination of wine educators, winemakers, wine marketers, retailers, sommeliers and journalists from across Australia. The integrity of Sydney Royal competitions rests in the hands of our rotating team of accomplished, knowledgeable and, most importantly, independent judges.
More about PJ Charteris
With a national reputation as a skilled presenter and educator, 2019 will be PJ Charteris’ second year in the position of Chair of Judges for the KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show. He follows in the footsteps of industry heavyweights such as Samantha Connew, Iain Riggs, James Halliday, Brian Croser, and Len Evans. He brings a wealth of knowledge of Australian wine, understanding the great regional and sub regional diversity of the industry, as well as an trained palate having being involved in the judging show system for over 20 years across several regional and state Shows. PJ also runs Charteris Wine Consulting as well as his own small label Charteris Wines in New Zealand.
You can join the Royal Agricultural Society for their Wine Education Session during the conference at 2:00 pm on Thursday, October 10th. For a full Agenda, please click here.