Hot 100 2013

The Adelaide Review’s Hot 100 South Australian Wines celebrates the unique history and modern, creative pragmatism of South Australia and its people.

Our simple goal is to find South Australia’s most drinkable and exciting wines. It’s how we do this that makes the Hot 100 SA Wines a wine show like no other. To tap into the cultural energy of South Australia and find the wines that truly sing the song of their day, The Hot 100 surrounds our guest judges with some of the state’s most exciting farmers, foragers, cultural institutions, musicians, chefs and providores. In 2013 this will include nourishing lunches prepared by Tom Reid of Maximilians in Verdun, Tim Webber of Holler Patch in BasketRange and students from TAFE SA.

The Apothecary 1878 will open its doors for a feastful evening and our cultural forays will include a degustation and lecture on edible macro-algae (seaweed) of South Australian waters, presented by University of Adelaide PhD candidate Gareth Belton at the Central Market Kitchens. This will tie in with a Sake lecture from Sake Master Andre Bishop of Izakaya and Sake Bar Kumo, an evening tour of the Museum of Economic Botany at the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide, which will introduce the judges to the pioneering agriculture and botany in our state. The final link to place is Ross McHenry of the Shaolin Afronauts, one of South Australia’s visionary musical lights who will curate the music over the four days of wine tasting.

Entries are now open for the 2013 Hot 100 SA Wines. Each wine entered will be assessed by wine style and region. The top 100 wines will make it through to the Hot 100 SA Wines publication and the winning wine’s producer will be awarded return flights for two to anywhere in the world thanks to Singapore Airlines. Winners will be announced at the InterContinental Adelaide on Thursday, November 7. The launch event will include performances by The Adelaide Youth Orchestras and State Opera SA, as well as a display from SAs Farmers’ Markets. The MC for this year’s event is Channel 9’s Will McDonald.

Alex MacKenzie – Chief Winemaker Annie’s Lane (SA)
Gill Gordon-Smith – Lecturer Wine and Spirits Education Trust (SA)
Mike Bennie – Wine journalist Gourmet Traveller and The Wine Front (NSW)
Necia Wilden – Food Editor, Weekend A Plus and Personal Oz, The Australian (Vic)
Samantha Connew – Manager – Hunter Node,
The Australian Wine Research Institute (NSW)
Eric Semmler – Winemaker 919 Wines (SA)
Julian Forward – Owner, Ministry of Clouds (SA)
Andrea Frost – Wine journalist and author (Vic)
Banjo Harris-Plane – Manager/Sommelier Attica Restaurant (Vic)
Sharon Romeo – Owner/Operator Fino Restaurant (SA)
Peter Dredge – Winemaker Bay of Fires (Tas)
Pablo Theodoros – East End Cellars (SA)
Anton van Klopper – Lucy Margaux Vineyards – Winner Hot 100 2012 (SA)
Mike Ellis – The Wine Punter Blog (QLD)
Matt Wallace – Wine Direct (SA)
Alessandro Ragazzo – Sommelier InterContinental Adelaide (SA)
Vanessa Altmann – Winemaker Switch wines and Temple Bruer (SA)
Andre Bishop – Sake Master and Restaurateur (Vic)

James Erskine, Coordinator of Judges



Le Cordon Bleu
Le Cordon Bleu is proud to again support The Adelaide Review Hot 100 South Australian Wines as a major sponsor. Le Cordon Bleu offers a comprehensive range of culinary, gastronomy and management programs, from vocational to higher education and understands the important connections between food and wine.
We support people of all ages who are passionate about the culinary arts, and innovative initiatives like the Hot 100 SA Wines are the perfect partner for us. We offer programs like the new Bachelor of Business (Wine Entrepreneurship) to be delivered here in Adelaide and the Wine and Management Diploma offered in Paris that comprehensively covers the wine business, marketing, communication and technology. Le Cordon Bleu supports and promotes quality and innovation in education and is proud to be aligned with this highly successful wine show.
Derrick Casey, COO, Le Cordon Bleu

Fox Tucker Lawyers
Fox Tucker Lawyers is a full-service commercial law firm headquartered in Adelaide servicing clients locally, nationally and internationally. With a team of more than 70 people and a specialist wine group, Fox Tucker not only understands legal issues affecting the wine industry, we will again present on these issues in a number of wine regions in SA this year. With our clear focus on the wine industry, we are thrilled to be able to partner with Hot 100 SA Wines.
Janet Miller, CEO Fox Tucker Lawyers

Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines is proud to have been involved with the Hot 100 SA Wines for the last six years. When the world’s most awarded airline gets together with one of the state’s most successful, traditional and awarded industries the partnership can only be a success. Additionally this demonstrates our commitment to the South Australian wine industry, which we are also supporting by serving numerous SA wines on board of our flights as well as in our Adelaide Lounge. With more seats and more flights that any other international airline in Adelaide, SIA is the natural partner of choice for the South Australian wine industry.
Hugh Chevrant-Breton, Manager Singapore Airlines

South Australian Tourism
Commission South Australia’s wine culture is far from the stuffy overtones once associated with glass-swirling, wine-swilling wine buffs. That’s why the South Australian Tourism Commission is proud to once again be a sponsor of the Hot 100 SA Wines. Wine is to be enjoyed with food, friends, music and laughs and thanks to the Hot 100, we have a list of the best to work our way through. So, with guide in hand, get exploring SA’s regions and try the top drops for yourself. Intercontinental Adelaide InterContinental Adelaide is proud to align our brand with the Hot 100 SA Wines as a major sponsor and we will continue to work hard to ensure the event celebrates and supports the best of South Australia’s wine industry. InterContinental Adelaide effortlessly blends luxury with comfort and guests at The Adelaide Review Hot 100 South Australian Wine awards will be immersed in our five-star hotel offering.”
General Manager James Allen, InterContinental Adelaide

Hot 100 SA Wines is as an outstanding initiative, which showcases one of South Australia’s most important industries. PwC is proud to partner with The Adelaide Review in supporting our wine sector and contributing to the broader business community.
Micheal Browne, Associate Director PwC