Tyson Stelzer is a multi-award winning wine writer, television presenter and international speaker. He was named The International Wine & Spirit Communicator of the Year 2015 in the International Wine & Spirit Competition, The Wine Communicators of Australia Australian Wine Communicator of the Year 2015 and 2013 and The International Champagne Writer of the Year 2011 in The Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards.
As a television presenter, Tyson is the host of the People of the Vines series. He is the author of 16 wine books and a regular contributor to 15 magazines including Wine Spectator, Decanter, Qantas The Australian Way and Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine. He is the sparkling reviewer for the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion and is a contributor to Jancis Robinson’s The Oxford Companion to Wine. He is a consultant to Qantas Airways First Class and Business Class champagne selection.
As an international speaker, Tyson has presented at wine conferences in the United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. He is a regular judge and chairman at wine shows throughout Australia and is a co-creator with UK wine writer Matthew Jukes of The Great Australian Red Competition and The Great New Zealand Pinot Noir Classification.
He is a winner of the Award for the Best Food and Wine Writing in The Australian Food Media Awards and a finalist for the Best Wine/Food Guide Book in The Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards.