The delight in tasting wine

Residents given a taste for wine at show

RESIDENTS whose wine knowledge is scrapping the bottom of the barrel can pick up tips to choosing the best drop at this weekend's Wine Show.

Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland CEO Damon Phillips said the event encouraged people to step out of their comfort zone and use the show as a way to sample almost 200 wines being judged in 18 classes.

Mr Phillips said the RASQ Wine Show and Mediterranean Challenge would pit our region's wineries up against national producers.

The annual wine show is on this weekend at the Toowoomba Showgrounds. USQ student, Luke Cavanagh, studying wine science doing wine assessment as part of their course. June 3, 2016
The annual wine show is on this weekend at the Toowoomba Showgrounds. USQ student, Luke Cavanagh, studying wine science doing wine assessment as part of their course. June 3, 2016 Bev Lacey

Guest judge is Sue Bell from Bellwether Wines in Coonawarra.

She will accompany two other judges and three associate judges to pick winners.

Judges will test the entries tomorrow.

 

The annual wine show is on this weekend at the Toowoomba Showgrounds. USQ student, Ash Rummenie, studying wine science doing wine assessment as part of their course. June 3, 2016
The annual wine show is on this weekend at the Toowoomba Showgrounds. USQ student, Ash Rummenie, studying wine science doing wine assessment as part of their course. June 3, 2016 Bev Lacey

The event is both an educational and sensory opportunity with USQ Wine Science lecturer Ursula Kennedy guiding a tasting tour.

"I will run a few tastings for the public and I'll teach them what we look for in a wine show," she said.

A presentation lunch is also held from 12.30pm on Sunday to announce the grand champion wine.

The event is held at the Toowoomba Showgrounds.

Tickets for Sunday's public tasting from midday until 4pm are $17 or $50 with lunch.

Book in for the lunch via 46347400.

The annual wine show is on this weekend at the Toowoomba Showgrounds. USQ student, Steven Boden,  studying wine science doing wine assessment as part of their course. June 3, 2016
The annual wine show is on this weekend at the Toowoomba Showgrounds. USQ student, Steven Boden, studying wine science doing wine assessment as part of their course. June 3, 2016 Bev Lacey

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