By Adrian Thomas

For the second consecutive year, Wine Tasmania and the Tasmania Hospitality Association are joining forces to recognise and reward the finest Tasmanian venues promoting the region's wines. 

After a successful introduction last year, The Tasmanian Wine List of the Year Award has re-launched with intention of continually recognising and exposing the region's wine to licensed venues.

Wine Tasmania CEO Sheralee Davies said: "Tasmania's wines are continuing to attract attention right around the world for their quality, and more and more people are visiting Tasmania motivated by our outstanding wine, food and other beverages."

Important criteria for a Tasmania Wine List of the Year Award finalist including offering high quality Tasmanian wines and for at least one third of a venue's glassed wine list be of Tasmanian origin.

Tasmania Hospitality Association general manager, Steve Old, said: "We are very excited to be collaborating with Wine Tasmania once again on this prestigious addition to our Awards for Excellence."

The award is a part of the Tasmanian Hospitality Award's 2015 TasTAFE Awards for Excellence, with Steve Old adding: "Wine is an integral part of the hospitality experience and we want to recognise and commend venues supporting the local Tasmanian wine sector."

After the Tasmanian Wine List of the Year judges announce the winner, the recipient along with the finalists with be in contention for another award voted by the public – The People's Choice Award.  

Information on nominations, details and online applications are available on the THA website.

The Shout Team

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