Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards open for entries today (Feb 9) in a bid to seek out the leading wine and beverage lists from around the country.

Fine Wine Partners and Gourmet Traveller WINE have again combined to run the program, which is expected to draw more than 300 entries from restaurants, wine bars, clubs, pubs and international hotels.

Last year’s winner of Australia’s Best Wine List and the inaugural Judy Hirst Sommelier of the Year award, Lincoln Riley — sommelier at Melbourne’s Taxi Dining — will join the 2009 panel of Australian and international wine experts.

Chaired by Peter Forrestal, the panel will judge entries with one, two and three glasses — the highest ranking signifying their ability to compete with the world’s best.

Results will be published in the August/September edition of Gourmet Traveller WINE and entries close on April 17.

For more details, click here.

The Shout Team

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