First-class judges for 2013 challenge
The 2013 Canberra International Riesling Challenge (CIRC) has once again secured a first
class line up of judges, which includes three world renowned international judges.
US-based wine writer Dan Berger and Alsace-based wine manager and judge Valérie
Dirringer, will join Alexander Kohnen, Managing Director of the International Wine Institute in
Germany who returns to judge this year.
Australian members on the Judging Panel are Don Young, Senior White Winemaker at Orlando
Wines, Anna Pooley, Winemaker at Pooley Wines Tasmania and Kerri Thompson, Director/
Winemaker at Wines by KT in South Australia.
More details are HERE.
Chief Minister to open 2013 challenge
The 2013 Canberra International Riesling Challenge will be launched by the Chief Minister at 10am on Tuesday 8 October 2013 at the Albert Hall, with judging beginning immediately after the launch.
The challenge will run to 12 October 2013.
Public can taste
Members of the public will be able to taste this year’s entries and winning wines at the Public Tasting on Saturday, 12 October from 11.00am to 3.00pm.
The main winners in the 2012 Canberra International Riesling Challenge are HERE
Full results catalogue of the 2012 Canberra International Riesling Challenge can be downloaded in PDF. Click here
Entries open on 1 June 2013 and close on 28 July 2013.
The 14th Canberra International Riesling Challenge will be held from 7 to 12 October 2013 at the historic Albert Hall and Hyatt Hotel.
Media inquiries: Ken Helm AM, CIRC Chair 0418 619 186
CIRC Secretariat 02 6290 1505
How to enter details are HERE.
Details of classes for the 2013 challenge are HERE.
Conditions of entry are HERE.
The Canberra International Riesling Challenge, attracting wines from Riesling producing countries around the world, is the most significant event of its type in the southern hemisphere.
Judging is conducted on a regional basis and is designed to promote and explore the regional differences that Riesling so well expresses.
The challenge uses the internationally recognised 100 point judging system which aligns the CIRC with other major international wine events.