by Ken Banks
The 16th annual South Coast Wine Show judging took place on Thursday 22nd January 2015. Wines from the South Coast Zone which includes the Shoalhaven Coast and Southern Highlands wine regions were on show.
The judging panel of three was chaired by David Morris of Morris Wines, Rutherglen. He is highly qualified and experienced, with an enviable reputation and has judged at the National Small Winemakers, Rutherglen, Cowra, Griffith, Swan Hill and Melbourne Wine Shows. David has been the chief wine judge since 2003. The judging panel also comprised Nicole Esdaile and Nick O’Leary.
82 Entries were received from 16 Vineyards and Wineries: Comprising of 5 from the Southern Highlands Wine Region, 6 from the Shoalhaven Coast Wine Region, 3 from the Sydney Vignerons area and 2 from the South Coast Zone.
Medals Awarded: 9 Gold 8 Silver 26 Bronze. Total: 43 medals. All trophy and medal winners listed at bottom of post.
With forecast wet weather on the Monday, the Mollymook ocean swimmers have brought there Australia Day swim forward one day to the Sunday January 25. Those planning to swim the length of the beach both ways have scheduled a 7.00 am start. Those planning to swim from the north end to the south end (one way) will begin wandering up the beach from the surf club at about 7.15 am.
An Australia Day BBQ breakfast is planned at the conclusion of the swim. So remember to bring some snags etc.
Following on from his wildly successful national tour and the release of his much-lauded new album Gon’ Boogaloo, CW Stoneking is all set to bring his tunes to the Milton Theatre’ February 6, 2015.
Gon’ Booglaoo released on October 17th, 2014, has been praised by critics as –
“A masterpiece.” The Saturday Paper
“The most joyously primitive album you’ll hear all year, and the most authentic.” Stack Magazine
“Guaranteed to have bare feet slapping the bar-room floor” The Age (4 stars)
“A raucous party album… a total joy to listen to.” Speaker TV (9/10 stars)
Gone are the sepia-toned tales of marooned adventures in the tropics of his last release, the ARIA Award winning Jungle Blues, this time replaced with the latest invention in the world of C.W. Stoneking, electricity! C.W. has stashed his afore-favoured vintage National guitar and banjo combo for a shiny gold Fender and an extra large helping of rock ‘n’ gospel dancehall blues to deliver 12 tracks recorded directly to tape with his full band, his very own hokum wall of sound.
Don’t miss your chance to catch this enigmatic and charismatic performer live!
CW Stoneking at the Milton Theatre – Fri Feb 6. Tickets $40
phone: 4455 3056 or Website: Milton Theatre