Tasting Australia

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Part of the festival, food and wine stalls at Elder Park on the bank of the River Torrens

Tasting Australia is a South Australian wine and food festival held in the capital city of Adelaide.[1] It was first held in 1997 and managed by Marina Libia and event management company Consuming Passions, run by Ian Parmenter and David Evans.[2] Each year the event attracts more than 200 national and international journalists and around 50,000 visitors.[3]

The festival has been held biennially for 15 years and will become annual from the 2016 event. The next event will be held from Sunday 1 May to Sunday 8 May 2016.[4]

The 2014 event hosted over 80 ticketed and free events throughout South Australia.[1]

Creative Directors[edit]

In February 2015, South Australian Minister for Tourism Leon Bignell announced the two Creative Directors and Event Patron for the 2016 Tasting Australia event.[5]

Simon Bryant[edit]

Simon Bryant is one of two Creative Directors for Tasting Australia.[6] Simonworked with the Hilton Adelaide for more than ten years, culminating in becoming executive chef.[7] He has worked alongside South Australian cook Maggie Beer, co-hosting more than 150 episodes of The Cook and the Chef on the ABC.[8]

Paul Henry[edit]

Paul Henry is a wine writer and marketer, and one of two Creative Directors of Tasting Australia.[6] Paul established Winehero Australia in January 2011,[9] a company specialising in strategic planning, brand development and communication, where he acts as a director.

Maggie Beer AM[edit]

Maggie Beer acts as the Patron for Tasting Australia.[6] Maggie has appeared as a guest judge on Masterchef Australia and runs Maggie Beer's Farm Shop in the Barossa with a range of products sold throughout Australia and overseas.[10] Maggie was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2001 for service to Australian society through cooking and writing,[11] and was named Senior Australian of the Year in 2010. In the Australia Day Honours of 2012, Maggie Beer was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) "for service to the tourism and hospitality industries as a cook, restaurateur and author, and to the promotion of Australian produce and cuisine."[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Commission, South Australia Tourism. "Tasting Australia - 2014 Event - Tasting Australia". tastingaustralia.com.au. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  2. ^ "Consuming Passions - Our Events". www.consumingpassions.com.au. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  3. ^ Commission, South Australia Tourism. "Tasting Australia - Tasting Australia to be an annual event from 2016". tastingaustralia.com.au. Retrieved 2015-07-27. 
  4. ^ Commission, South Australia Tourism. "Tasting Australia - Creative team and dates confirmed for Tasting Australia 2016". tastingaustralia.com.au. Retrieved 2015-07-27. 
  5. ^ Commission, South Australia Tourism. "Tasting Australia - Creative team and dates confirmed for Tasting Australia 2016". tastingaustralia.com.au. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  6. ^ a b c Commission, South Australia Tourism. "Tasting Australia -". tastingaustralia.com.au. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  7. ^ "about me | simon bryant". www.simonbryant.com.au. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  8. ^ "ABC TV: The Cook and the Chef". www.abc.net.au. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  9. ^ "Who We Are | winehero". www.winehero.com. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  10. ^ "My products - Maggie Beer". Maggie Beer. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  11. ^ "It's an Honour - Honours - Search Australian Honours". www.itsanhonour.gov.au. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 
  12. ^ "It's an Honour - Honours - Search Australian Honours". www.itsanhonour.gov.au. Retrieved 2015-07-28. 

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