Plumm score official judging glass at Royal Melbourne
The glassware used for judging at major wine shows is better than ever these days, most shows having years ago graduated from the dire XL5, which was the gold standard in the 1990s. However, the Australian designed Plumm glass has scored a coup: it will be the judging glass at the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards (formerly the Royal Melbourne Wine Show) this year – the first major show to use the Plumm glass. Its most famous award is the Jimmy Watson Trophy for young reds.
The deal will cover at least the next three years. The glass to be used is the universal Plumm glass, the Plumm REDorWHITE (pictured).
“We are committed to showcasing Australian producers and businesses through our world-class awards programs, so it is a pleasure for us to welcome Plumm on board as a trophy sponsor of the 2016 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards,”
Said Mark O’Sullivan, CEO of the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria.
“We are delighted that Plumm’s high-quality, Australian designed glassware will be used for tasting this year’s award-winning wines during judging, and at the presentation dinner and exhibitor trade tasting”.
Plumm is the only Australian owned and designed premium stemware, made from the highest quality European crystal.
The judging will take place over five days from 10 October.