Internationally acclaimed wine expert, wine author, TV host and speaker Tyson Stelzer, is hitting the airwaves as the resident wine expert for the Travel Writers Radio Show.
An initiative of the International Food Wine Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA), the show is aired, across central Melbourne, on 87.8FM – Melbourne’s newest FM radio station and runs from 5-7pm every Wednesday afternoon.
Co-hosted by Peter Watson and Graeme Kemlo, who jointly have more than 70 years experience in the industry, the show features both a travel and culinary segment each week, offering information from the best things to do, and see, as well a top tips and advice plus stories on the downright quirky and unusual.
Stelzer, who was just recently named International Wine & Spirit Communicator of the Year 2015 at VinItaly, one of the world’s leading wine events, will feature in a dedicated wine segment each month.
Stelzer has 14 wine books to his name (including The Champagne Guide – the benchmark global reference to champagne), is a regular judge at wine shows; co-creator with UK wine writer Matthew Jukes of The Great Australian Red competition and host of the groundbreaking new television series, People of the Vines.
He will cover everything from what life is really like when you ‘live in the vines’, to his latest wine discoveries and how the world of wine is evolving. Co-host Peter Watson says it’s a privilege to have someone of Tyson’s calibre on the show. “Our mantra on the show is to do the very best we can to ensure we are entertaining, engaging and informing our listeners with the most credible authoritative figures in the industry. To have Tyson on the show, who has been described as the next James Halliday, is the absolute epitome of this, and verification of where we have positioned our radio segment.”
Launched in Australia in 2011, the International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association (Australasia) sits under the global Association of the same name, which was established in the 1950s, and has a growing global membership base in North and South America, Europe and the UK. IFWTWA Australasia has members in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Its focus is on offering skills development, story angles and leads and the Travel Writers Radio Show is an integral part of that process, says Graeme Kemlo Australasian Chair and Co-Host of the program.