Andre Bondar has been awarded the Basil Sellers Prize for Dux of the 2023 LET, as part of the presentation ceremony held at the conclusion of the 2023 LET.For the full press release please CLICK HERETo view the 2023 LET Wine List CLICK HERE
Twelve Australian wine professionals have been announced as the next participants of the Len Evans Tutorial, to be held in the Hunter Valley from 30 October to 3 November 2023. The 12 successful scholars were selected from over 180 candidates, the most ever received in the 21-year history of the Tutorial, and will attend what is said to be ‘the greatest wine school on earth’. The 2023 scholars are: Steve Baraglia – Chief Winemaker, Pikes Wines, Pike & Joyce Wines, Naked Run, SA Andre Bondar – Owner and Winemaker, Bondar Wines, SA Emma Farrelly – Director of Wine, The State Buildings, Como The [...]
Andrea Pritzker MW is awarded the Basil Seller Prize for Dux of the 2022 Len Evans Tutorial Full press release here A full list of wines tasted is here
The LET is back on track in 2022 after quite a gap, and will finally be celebrating it's 20th year. As the LET is a totally not-for-profit enterprise, none of this is possible without the support of the industry, in particular our incredible Principal Sponors: Brokenwood, De Iuliis, Deep Woods, Dr Edge, Eden Road, Handpicked Wines, Jackson Family Wines, Leeuwin Estate, Merivale, Mount Pleasant, Oakdene, Riedel, Shaw & Smith, Singapore Airlines, Sydney Royal Wine Show, Tahbilk, Tapanappa, TarraWarra, Torbreck, Tyrrells, Vinomofo, Yalumba, Yarra Yerring, Trevor Drayton Scholarship Fund, Dan Pontifex Memorial Trust, and of course our patron Basil Sellers. [...]
Twelve Australian wine professionals have been announced as the next participants of the Len Evans Tutorial, to be held in November 2022. The 2021 Len Evans Tutorial has been cancelled due to uncertainly around national travel restrictions.
The LET Foundation has partnered once again with the Sydney Royal Wine Show and the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) to offer a scholarship to attend the AWRI’s AWAC course in 2022. Applications are open until 1st November 2021. Details can be found here or visit www.rasnsw.com.au/foundation. Nicole Bilson was the successful recipient of the 2021 RASF/LET AWAC scholarship.
The 12th annual Len Evans Tutorial has named Ned Goodwin MW as Dux for 2012. Ned is Wine Director for the Global Dining organisation based in Tokyo. It was a bit of a home coming as Ned's father's family are from Cessnock. Ned also consults to ANA (All Nippon Airways) for First and Business Classes. Ned is a regular visitor to Australia and isn't too far off moving his young family back home. He is also in demand as a wine show judge and the Len Evans Tutorial has finely tuned what is an exceptional palate. Ned was pushed all [...]
The 12 successful applicants for the 12th Len Evans Tutorial, to be held in the Hunter Valley, 5-9 November, have been announced with an extraordinary caliber of scholars including a Master of Wine, a Master Sommelier and last year’s Jimmy Watson Trophy winner. Each year, the Len Evans Tutorial welcomes some of the most elite wine professionals from across Australia and the world to develop their wine appreciation with the nation’s top wine experts at Tower Lodge in the Hunter Valley Many of the greatest, rarest and oldest wines are opened, tasted and scrutinised in one extraordinary week when 12 [...]
Some of the best and brightest talent of the Australian Wine Industry gathered in the Hunter Valley last weekend to do two very important things. Firstly, celebrate the birthday of Len Evans with a reunion of past scholars of the respected Len Evans Tutorial (LET) and secondly to discuss the future of the Australian Wine Show System in the 21st century. With much debate and challenge to the status quo, the resounding outcome of the TalkFest was that Australian Wine Shows have played a critical role in shaping Australia's wine styles and trends and the best regional and capital city [...]
The 10th annual Len Evans Tutorial has named Melbourne Sommelier and aspiring winemaker Liam O'Brien as Qantas Dux for 2010. Liam O'Brien has held a number of Head Sommelier jobs in Melbourne, most recently at Circa/The Prince. O'Brien has now expanded into wine production with a 2009 Macedon Ranges Pinot Noir in bottle and is co-partner in the 'Athletes of Wine' business that also includes wine list consulting and staff education. He can occasionally be found on the floor at Libertine Restaurant, North Melbourne. O'Brien was pushed all week by a strong field that included Giant Steps/Innocent Bystander winemaker David [...]