Wine Show Judging

Judging and Writing


Phil judges at regional and capital city wine shows in Australia as well as at wine shows internationally.

An experienced show judge Phil is a frequent Guest Judge for the Australian Wine Research Institute’s Advanced Wine Assessment Course: a world-leading course for aspiring wine show judges.

From 2018 to 2020 Phil was Chair of Judges at The Riverland Wine Show.

Classification and Benchmark Tasting

Phil’s wide experience and internationally recognised palate makes him a sought-after taster for benchmarking and classification tastings.  

If you are looking to benchmark your wines against a competitive set Phil can select and set up an informative tasting. 


Looking for customer-relevant text for your back labels or marketing material? Phil’s long experience can help you create informative, accurate and interesting text.

If you are looking for website-ready copy to promote your brand or tasting notes for your wines, Phil can assist. 

Over the course of his career Phil has contributed articles to a range of trade and consumer publications. Commissions are welcomed.

Currently Phil is Editor for Australian Wine Showcase Magazine, a publication which promotes Australian wines in overseas markets.