Meet the Halliday Wine Companion Tasting Team

Philip Rich

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Meet the members of the Halliday Tasting Team.

Philip Rich

Philip Rich

Philip has more than 25 years’ experience as a wine retailer, educator, show judge and writer. In 1996, Philip joined the van Haandels at The Prince of Wales and Stokehouse in Melbourne, where he was responsible for the wine buying, developing award-winning wine lists and sommelier training. Philip also co-founded Melbourne’s Prince Wine Store and Bellota Wine Bar and wrote the monthly wine column for The Australian Financial Review Magazine for 17 years.

Philip has chaired various wine shows, including the James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge, Yarra Valley Wine Show, Margaret River Wine Show, Mornington Peninsula Wine Show and The Australian Pinot Noir Challenge. In addition to tasting for the Companion, Philip is the new chair for the Limestone Coast Wine Show and divides his time between helping look after France Soir’s 6000 bottle cellar and consulting to MacPhee’s. 

Regional focus: Yarra Valley, Geelong, Henty, VIC.

Instagram: @psrichebourg

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