Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Amanda Toasts Top Winemaker

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Amanda Toasts Top Winemaker

Article excerpt

A CHANCE meeting with Granite Belt wine industry stalwart Angelo Puglisi has sparked a career change for one young Queensland wine lover.

Angelo and Mary Puglisi have always encouraged people to participate in the growing Granite Belt wine industry and when the Queensland College of Wine Tourism opened in Stanthorpe, they decided that now would be the perfect time to give young people a boosted opportunity to participate in this vibrant industry and so offered the $3000 Wine Science Award.

The award is designed to recognise a young person who has completed year 12 in Queensland - preferably at a Gateway School - who has displayed an aptitude for wine science through results in the appropriate subjects.

The inaugural winner of the award is Amanda Vidler who is currently studying a Bachelor of Wine Science through the University of Southern Queensland.

During her acceptance speech, she recalled the day she met Angelo at a wine tasting and how his enthusiasm for the industry convinced her that she had made the right decision in pursuing winemaking; little did either of them know that they would meet again at an awards ceremony and that Amanda would be the recipient of the prize. …

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