Adeline Zimmerman

Hailing from Alsace, Adeline has been immersed in the wine industry from an early age, learning integral aspects of the business through the family Domaine.

After 6 months working in a family estate in Burgundy, Adeline moved to London to work with Wine Australia, a movement marketing body tasked with promoting Australian wine across Europe. It was here that she became truly immersed in Australian wine.

She completed her Masters in International Business in China where she focused on Chinese perception of French wines. Keen to continue her wine education, Adeline is currently studying her WSET Diploma.

Today, Adeline is the Victoria Sales Manager for World Wine Estates. This role provides her with the opportunity to share her passion for wine with Australian trade and consumers.

Philip Rich

Philip has been actively involved in the wine industry since the mid-1980s when he began working part time at Crittenden’s Fine Wine Merchants. After spending two years as the imported wine manager for Philip Murphy Wine & Spirits, Philip joined The Prince of Wales and Stokehouse in Melbourne in 1996 where he was responsible for all the wine buying, wine lists and sommelier training.  With the van Haandels he started Prince Wine Store and then with new partners, Bellota wine bar.  Philip sold his shares in Prince Wine Store and Bellota in 2015. 

He is now the General Manager Wine for The Lucas Group which owns a number of restaurants in Melbourne including Chin ChinHawker Hall, Baby and Kong with a new Japanese restaurant due to open in Melbourne in May and Chin Chin due to open in Sydney in August.

From 1999 – 2016 Philip wrote a monthly wine column for The Australian Financial Review Magazine and has just joined the James Halliday Wine Companion team.  Philip judges at various wines shows every year and is the current chair of the Yarra Valley Wine Show and James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge and this year will chair the inaugural Australian Pinot Noir Challenge.

Nick Stock

Nick Stock is a leading Australia-based wine critic with a highly regarded international profile. His experience in front of the camera spans almost two decades and includes several series for major Australian free-to-air television networks. Awards include the 2012 Born Digital Award for Best Wine Tourism Feature and a Silver Award from the Australian Cinematographers Society in 2013. He is currently Creative Director for wineLENS and an active contributor to ACP Magazines.