The Halliday Awards are coming

By Amelia Ball

New awards, a collaborative tasting process and a chance for wine lovers to have their say. Here’s everything you need to know about the coming Halliday Wine Companion Awards.

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When all seven members of the Halliday Wine Companion tasting team recently met, together they judged the wines that each panellist had put forward as the best of the best from their respective regions. In doing so, a new collaborative system was introduced for deciding the varietal category winners. Lengthy discussions – and debates – over three days of tastings also formed the foundation for determining the major award winners.