|James Busby Travel confirms Australia 'trip of a lifetime' names|
|Written by Carol Emmas|
|Monday, 03 September 2012 16:08|
The list of overseas visitors has been confirmed for the third James Busby Travel "trip of a lifetime" to Australia.
This year's trip will run from October 13 to 24, and will explore 14 wine regions over two weeks in Victoria and South Australia, with the purpose of providing a detailed insight into the modern Australian wine scene. It will be the most international group of travellers so far, with wine trade professionals from seven countries.
James Busby Travel was set up in 2009, by director Tim Wildman MW, to enable UK sommeliers and retail buyers to experience first hand the regional and artisanal wines of Australia.
For 2012 it has added a series of masterclasses to allow the visitors to explore regional styles The masterclasses are sponsored by the Department of Business & Innovation in Victoria.
The 2012 James Busby Travel group:
Charlie Young, owner, Vinoteca, London, UK
Junior Vianna MW, buying director, Coe Vintners, London, UK
Joao Pires MS, head sommelier, Dinner by Heston, London, UK
Katie Exton, head sommelier, Chez Bruce, London, UK
Richard Kershaw MW, owner, Rikipedia, UK
Jennifer Docherty, buyer, Liberty Wines, UK
Pedro Ballesteros MW, educator, Weinakademiker Austria
Harley Carbery, wine director, Joel Ruberchon, Las Vegas
Richard Harvey, owner, Metrovino, Calgary, Canada
Terry Threlfall, wine director, Hawksworth, Vancouver, Canada
Terje Meling, buyer, Vinmonopolet, Norwegian Monopoly
Arne Ronald MW, journalist, Vinforum, Norway
Aina Mee Myhre, buyer, Moestre Grape Solutions, Norway
Daniel Turpeinen, product manager, Prime Wines, Sweden
Zachary Yu, head sommelier, Langham Place Hotel, Hong Kong
Chris So, founder winelist.hk, Hong Kong
Kent Tsang, executive editor, wine-magazine.cn, Guangzhou, China
Marcus Ford, director, Pudao Wine, Shanghai, China
Plus two additional guests from Japan for the Victoria leg:
Yoshiko Takahashi, buyer, Cellar Door, Tokyo, Japan
Minoru Numata, managing director, Taste & Fun, Tokyo, Japan