New head of Marlborough Wine Show

New Zealand’s largest wine region has a new chief judge at its annual wine show with the appointment of Jack Glover, who was announced this month.

The show is now in its eighth year and will take place on 15 to 17 October in the country’s biggest wine region. This year’s judging will take place over three days and will include wine writers Dr Jamie Goode from the United Kingdom, whose wine blog, The Wine Anorak, is one of the most widely read in the world today at

Local wine writer John Saker will also judge this year.

The Marlborough Wine Show was founded by Belinda Jackson and Margaret Creswell in 2011. Wine Marlborough, the regional winegrower representative body, purchased the show in 2017.

It is a key tool to protect the reputation of the Marlborough wine industry, as well as being a strong event to celebrate the winemaking and viticultural talent of the region; the world’s most Sauvignon Blanc focussed region.

Entries for the Marlborough Wine Show open on 27 August and the awards celebration is on 26 October 2018.

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