Earlier this week, Combined Wines & Foods, Winestock, and World Wine Estates hosted its annual The 3 Winos Trade Show in Sydney.

Celebrating its 15th year, The 3 Winos gave attendees the opportunity to sample a selection of premium wines, Champagne, spirits and craft beer, along with culinary delicacies from around Australia and the world.

National Liquor News caught up with Paul Stenmark from Winestock and Joe Molinari from Combined Wines & Food for a quick chat at the event.

“We’ve been at it for 15 years now and it just keeps getting bigger and better,” they said.

“I think it’s a unique event in Australia. There aren’t too many events where you get 400-500 people, who are quality trade members, at 3 in the afternoon. And it’s put on by three quality companies who come together, and we haven’t had a fight in 15 years.”

In terms of highlights, the pair pointed out the broad selection of food and beverages that were on display at the 2023 show.

“We’ve got a big selection of French and Italian wines alongside some great Australian wines. We’ve had beer, there’s been a pasta cook up, and we’ve had a stand doing vodka martinis, Italian Amaro digestif, we’ve had caviar – it’s just a great day out.”

When asked for their thoughts on the products that are going to be big for the upcoming Australian summer, the pair joked “whatever we can get out there”.

“We’ve got a Limoncello Spritz coming, rose is still big and Pinot Grigio is selling the house down. Lighter reds are big – those lighter Grenache’s that can take a bit of a chill. And Fiano is getting some popularity.”

Deborah Jackson

Deb joined Intermedia in 2015 as Editor of National Liquor News and Deputy Editor of The Shout. Since then, she has also worked as the Editor of Beer & Brewer and the New Zealand title, World of Wine....

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