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Friday 31 May 2024

For one night only: Australian wine gets cosy with Albo

Just about every day of the year there is a wine show somewhere around the globe. 

And just about every day some wine producers will be rejoicing and sending out press releases saying their winning wine is "the best in the Barossa", "the best in Australia", or "the best in the world". 

It's a lot of fun and nonsense - but effective marketing for the winners. 

Gourmet on the Road does not cover wine show results for many reasons, not the least that many of the best producers in Australia/the world do not enter them.

But last night the winners at the National Wine Show of Australia - arguably the biggest of the year - were presented with their awards by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese at the National Press Club.

Murdoch Hill’s 2022 Rocket Chardonnay from the Adelaide Hills won the Prime Minister’s Trophy for Champion Wine of Show. 

The presence of the PM triggered a flurry of photos from winning producers keen to pose with the main man. 

I wonder if any of them had a word with Albo about his wrong-headedness over the Middle East, AUKUS and other important matters? 

Probably not. 

Anyway, here are some photos from the night. With Albo a ubiquitous presence. 

Should you be so inclined, The full winners’ catalogue can be found at

Images: Studio Vita/Supplied 

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