Winemaker Tim Perrin awarded Dux of AWAC 36

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Coldstream, Australia – June, 2016 – Tim Perrin, winemaker at Oakridge Wines, named dux of the Advanced Wine Assessment Course (AWAC) 36. 

The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) announced the winners of the dux of three recent Advanced Wine Assessment Courses (AWACs). Tim Perrin was named dux of AWAC 36.

Oakridge congratulates Tim with this outstanding achievement. This achievement also grants Tim an associate judging position at the next (2016) Royal Adelaide Wine show.

Tim, who joined Oakridge at the start of the 2016 vintage, said “Completing AWAC has been one of the best exercises I have undertaken for sharpening up my own palate and has allowed me to look at wines with greater focus and precision.”

Oakridge Chief Winemaker, David Bicknell congratulated Tim and commented that “It is a great result for Tim, personally. We look forward to him having a lasting contribution to our winemaking.” 

The AWAC, presented by the AWRI, puts participants through a grueling and intensive four-day program of wine sensory education and assessment. It aims to prepare potential new wine show judges and develop the sensory analysis capabilities and vocabulary of Australian wine professionals at an elite level. Twelve leading wine show judges, journalists and winemakers contribute to the delivery of the course, alongside AWRI staff.

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