Bob Campbell MW
During his 33 years in the wine industry, no one has promoted NZ wine globally more significantly than Bob Campbell. Amongst Bob Campbell's many achievements he can list- 17 years as wine editor for Cuisine Magazine, 15 years editor of the Cuisine Wine Annual, regular wine columns or articles for 34 local and international magazines and newspapers, including Decanter and Wine Spectator, and he is currently Group Wine Editor for ACP Media. As a wine judge, his experience is without peer for a Kiwi. 25 years judging at the Royal Easter Wine Show (16 of those years as Chairman of Judges), 11 years Chief Judge at the Liquorland Top 100, 14 years at the Air NZ Wine Awards plus senior judging roles at 29 other wine competitions around the world. With the Bob Campbell Diploma Course, an estimated 19,000 people have attended over the past 18 years and Bob became the second New Zealand born person to achieve the prestigious Master of Wine qualification. Highly respected throughout the wine industry all around the world, Bob Campbell is a most deserving recipient of the 2005 George Fistonich Medal.