Wine Show / Judges

Wine Shows

  • 2021 Associate Judge

James Parham

James Parham

I’ve been in the hospitality industry for over 20 years really started my career at Chinati, learning front of house from the impeccable Maria Favaro. I gained my Sommelier qualifications in 2012 (WSET and CMS).

Since 2018 I have been based at Skycity and am now the Venue Manager of Sol Bar & Restaurant and oversee the Skycity Cellar of more than 2,000 wines.

I was the 2016 State Finalist for the Working with Wine Fellowship, the 2016 Restaurant & Catering Sommelier of the Year, the 2017 and 2019 Maître’d of the Year and have just recently Sol has won Restaurant of the Year and Best Contemporary Australian (Formal) In 2015 I was an opening partner of 2KW Bar & Restaurant and won Best New Restaurant of the Year