Qantas dismisses wine selection panel
Len Evans must be turning in his grave. Qantas has dismissed the wine selection panel he instituted and replaced it with a chef. Neil Perry, who seems intent on being the all-round wine guy as well as a restaurateur and chef, is the new wine consultant for Qantas, replacing the panel of three of Australia’s most highly regarded winemakers, Steve Pannell, Vanya Cullen and Tom Carson, who have done the job for more than 10 years. No doubt Perry will be relying on his teams of sommeliers in his various restaurants to do the hard yakka of tasting massive numbers of wines.