WA wines exceed expectations of Wine Show of WA international judge


Jane Parkinson judging in Mt Barker.
Jane Parkinson judging in Mt Barker.

WEST Australian wines exceeded the expectations of Wine Show of WA international judge Jane Parkinson.

The UK-based wine journalist, author and broadcaster was in WA for two weeks as part of the 16-person panel of judges for this year’s annual event.

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Parkinson said her expectation of high quality wines was “more than met”.

“It was my first experience judging in a state show – I have been the international judge at a city show in Australia before – and I really enjoyed focussing on the wines from that particular state, especially when we don’t see as many WA wines in the UK as we do wines from other Australian states,” she said.

“I think the general UK palate – as with many countries these days – is leaning towards wines that are more elegant and this is something that WA can deliver from many of its sub-regions.

“Continued and greater success with exporting wines to the UK in the future is entirely possible.”

Parkinson travelled to Mt Barker for the official judging earlier this month.

The 22 trophy winners will be announced at the Hyatt on October 29. For tickets, visit www.wineshowwa.com.au.