The event celebrated the 2014 Perth Royal Wine Show judging which took place that morning and it was also the first event of the newly merged WA Press Club and the WA Chapter of the Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA).
The aim was to serve up the award-winning wines at the lunch but because the lunch directly followed the show tasting and judging, there wasn’t enough time to collect the winning wines for serving. Which was a bit of a bugger but…
…We were able to enjoy all the trophy, gold and silver medal winning wines from the previous year whilst hearing presentations from the chief judges. It was definitely a hard Friday afternoon!
You can see the full list of 2014 Perth Royal Wine Show winners here.
Here is the list of vinos we tried:
I particularly enjoyed the 2012 Lamonts Riesling (beautiful crystal clear yellow on the eye, stone-fruit and spiced lemon on the nose with a nice thick, juicy texture), 2012 3 Oceans Chardonnay (such a subtle yellow on the eye but big, buttery and oaky on the nose and the palate was like biting into a juicy fresh apple with an undertone of oak, wonderful!), 2011 Wisdom Cab Sauv, 2010 Deep Woods Cab Merlot and the 2009 De Bortoli Noble One was a lovely way to end the meal.
The event took place in Gershwins Room in the Hyatt Regency, Perth. They put on a lovely 3 course meal which was so tasty that I didn’t even take any pictures after the barramundi entrée, which was absolutely delish and probably my favourite course anyway! Check out the delicious menu:
The lunch was $88 for WCA members or $110 for non-members. I’m not a member of WCA but I was offered a ticket at the $88 price, which was very lovely, thank-you WCA! It was great to go along and do a bit of networking and find out more about the WCA and who can become a member and why you should. Check out the details below and maybe we’ll see each other at the next event!
Who are the Wine Communicators of Australia?
The WCA “is the national organisation for professionals who talk about – and talk up – wine for a living”. Plus of course those who love to drink it!
Who can become a WCA member?
Virtually anyone who is involved with and enjoys wine; winemakers, wine journalists, wine marketers, viticulturists, wine sales execs, wine business managers, wine educators, wine retailers, sommeliers, restaurateurs, wine sector suppliers and passionate wine enthusiasts like you and me!
How much is WCA membership?
Annual membership is $170 inc gst per year.
What do I get being a WCA member?
- Discounted access to high-profile wine events (like the lunch above!) and opportunities to attend industry presentations and networking events
- Member-only resources and e-communications
- Privileged offers through WCA partner networks
You can check out all the details and register on the WCA website here.