What wine do women want?

With 72 percent of all wine purchases made by women, you would think there would be more effort put into finding out what we want. Well Paula Tewksbury of All About Wine has taken the task onboard and is awarding a trophy for the wine most wanted by a panel of women from government, business, media, wine and food promotion, sport and the arts, including me.

The selection process is simple. The masked tasting by two panels will be of 18-20 wines awarded Gold Medals and trophies. From a short list, a re-tasting will arrive at one wine with the most votes.

Paula says the competition, now in its second year, was a first for Australia and Queensland and marks a unique female involvement in Government and the wine industry. Queensland has a female Governor, a female Premier and Paula coordinates the Brisbane Fine Wine Festival.

The identity of the preferred wine will be released at the conclusion of the tasting and the trophy will be presented at the Presentation of Trophies Dinner to be held at the start of the Brisbane Wine Festival on 25 June.