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Jim is a former wine/food/travel commentator on Sydney Radio 2UE and syndicated stations around the country”.


Jim regularly writes for leading industry magazines Food Service and Club Life. Click on articles to read more.

CURRICULUM VITAE
Jim McMahon (JP, Dip Teach, B. Ed)


Jim McMahon travels and lectures widely in the area of food and wine. He was a member of the National Council of the Australian Society of Wine Education representing Queensland and then NSW from 1990-1999, and is sought after for writing/speaking and wine judging engagements worldwide.

Jim McMahon's book Australian Wines Regions & Rituals, published by RMIT Publishing and launched by Len Evans OBE in October 1995, was a sell out. As a wine and food consultant in the area of hospitality, Jim advised for the 1995 Papal visit of John Paul II and has lectured aboard Silversea Cruises and many of Cunard/Seabourn Cruise Lines, most notably Cunard's legendary QE2 from 1990 to 2008.


Jim's professional qualifications include:

Southport UK, City & Guilds London Institute, Hotel Catering.

British Wine & Spirit Education Trust Certificate and Higher Certificate.

University of Adelaide Basic and Advanced Certificate in Wine Sensory Evaluation.

University of Technology, Sydney Diploma of Teaching; Bachelor of Education in Technical Education (Double Major in Human Resource Management & Communications).
Cert 4 Training & Assessment in Adult Education

New South Wales Food Authority, Food Safety Supervisors Certificate, and Right Way Service Skills Australia Accredited Training & Assessor.

Jim is a national and international wine show judge and has judged at the following wine shows:

- Mudgee Wine Show (Associate) 1999
- Cowra Wine Show (Associate) 2000 & 2001
- Griffith Wine Show (Associate) 2000
- Bathurst Wine Show (Associate) 2000,2001 & 2002
- Perth Hills Wine Show (Judge) 2002
- Stanthorpe Small Winemaker's Wine Show (Judge)
2002 to 2004 & 2012
2013

- Brock University, St. Catherine's Ontario Canada- Alumni (Judge) 1999
- London International Wine Challenge (Judge)
2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2013
- Singapore (Judge) 2005, 2006 & 2007 2008 Wine for Asia
- Riverland Wine Show, SA - Associate (2003)
- Canberra National Show, ACT - Associate (2003)
- Japan International Wine Challenge, Tokyo - Judge 2003 & 2005
- Camden Agricultural Wine Show -Inaugural Wine Show (NSW), Judge (2004).
- Attended Vinitaly in Verona in 2001 & 2005
- Conducted Australian Wine Masterclasses for “Australia Week” Austrade Moscow
- May 2005.
- Judged at San Francisco International Wine Challenge 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.

‘Judged at 2014, 2015, Les Grands Concours Du Monde – Strasbourg, France’.


- Judged (panel chair) at Sha
nghai International Wine Challenge 2007.

- 2015 Mondial des Pinots, Sierre, Switzerland

- 2015 Challenge du vin Bourg & Blaye- Bordeaux, France

- 2016 Les Grands Concours Du Mond, Alsace

- 2016 Challenge du vin Bourg & Blaye

- 2016 San Francisco International Wine Challenge

- 2016 Central Coast Wine Show – Paso Robles, California

 


Jim McMahon visits wine regions and writes articles on food, wine and travel on behalf of vineyard associations within Australia and overseas.

 
 





Jim McMahon travels and lectures widely in the area of food and wine. He was a member of the National Council of the Australian Society of Wine Education representing Queensland and then NSW from 1990-1999, and is sought after for writing/speaking and wine judging engagements worldwide.
Photo QE2 2006





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