awarded to Bodegas Ayuso - Estola Gran Reserva 2014
awarded to Misty Cove - Misty Cove Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Brilliant orangy-pink. Focused, crisp nose of red fruits. The palate is lively and fruit-forward. The finish is zippy with citrus suggestions. This is a clean, balanced, effective rosé Champagne that would work with fruit tarts. Rating 84/100
Beautiful light gold. Focused, endearing nose of white fruits accented by apple and pear. More of the same familiar aromatics on the palate where a fairly lively attack quickly flows into a softer finish. An easy-going, accessible Champagne for the aperitif. Rating 84/100
awarded to Bodegas Ayuso - Estola Reserva 2014
Highest Distinction - Great Gold Medal
Judges Notes: The nose has plenty of yeasty aromas, with apricots and baking apples. It is creamy and mineral on the palate with a nice balance and a fine mousse.
awarded to Apaltagua - Gran Reserva Envero 2017
awarded to Apaltagua - Reserva Pinot Gris 2018
awarded to Apaltagua - Coleccion Blanc 2018
Trophy for best white wine
Berlin International Wine Awards
Awarding each year for "Gran Oro", "Oro", and "Plata", "Pisco" categories, the Catad'Or wine awards recognise exceptional Chillian wines.
Each spring, more than 5,000 wines from 37 countries are tasted over two days in Bordeaux - France by some 700 wine professionals and expert wine-loving consumers. The Challenge International du Vin is the longest running major international wine competition. It is also the largest international wine competition held in France and certified to ISO 9001 (version 2008), a certification which testifies to its established high-quality approach and the application of rigorous technical standards to its organization.
China Wine and Spirits
Annual wine competition held in Macon
For 148 years, the Concours Général Agricole has been defending the taste and quality of products from the French regions' sectors of excellence.
Concours International De Lyon
The Concours Mondial is an international, professional competition whose aim is to reward the best wines and spirits produced worldwide. Since 2006, the Concours Mondial decided to reinforce its International character by going beyond its borders. After a first and successful experience in Portugal, the organisers decided to continue with this idea and in 2007 took the event to Maastricht, one of the foundation blocks of the construction of Europe. Bordeaux, Valencia, Palermo, Guimarães, Bratislava followed. In 2014, the Concours will take place in Brussels. Despite these peregrinations the Concours nevertheless remains faithful to its ‘AO’ and link with Bruxelles, the capital of Europe. The Concours is open to all wines, special wines and mistelles with the exception of table wines without geographic indication.
The Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is a large and influential wine competition. Judged by the world’s wine experts, the results provide a comprehensive list of wine recommendations.
Effervescents du Monde
Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge
Now in its 48th year, the International Wine & Spirit Competition remains as relevant today as it did when wine chemist Anton Massel founded ‘Club Oenologique’ in 1969. Massel had the idea of creating a wine and spirit competition which was based not just on organoleptic judgement but where all entries also had to undergo chemical analysis. In 1978 the name was changed to the ‘International Wine & Spirit Competition’ and the disciplines of the Competition were refined into what we know the competition to be today. Technical controls were tightened to ensure the highest quality standards were achieved and maintained to a consistent standard year after year.
The International Wine Challenge (IWC) in its 31st year is a meticulously judged wine competition which assesses every wine blind and judges each for its faithfulness to style, region and vintage. Throughout the rigorous judging processes, each medal-winning wine is tasted on three separate occasions by at least 10 different judges and awards include medals (Trophy, Gold, Silver, Bronze) and Commended and Great Value awards.
A recommendation seal for consumers of Hong Kong, that covers all wines from around the world created by Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve, two French wine specialists.
London Wine Competition
Dusseldorf's Mundus Vini was founded by Meininger Verlag seventeen years ago and has a particular focus for exhibitors attending ProWein exhibition.
The so called 'Price Pleasure' wine awards, a competition issuing a prescription label for consumers, open to all French and foreign wines, sold between 2 and 18 euros, and all champagnes for less than 30 euros.
San Francisco International Wine Competition
SA Terroir Wine Awards 2019
silver Medal awarded June 2019
The Sommelier Wine Awards is Britain’s only ontrade wine competition focusing entirely on wines aimed at the on-trade. The SWA judges work in the on-trade, or are leading consultants. Wines with general distribution in the high street are not permitted to enter, except for sparkling and fortified wines, or merchants' online-exclusive wines. The Gold List is the defining objective of this competition, to put together the ultimate wine list for the UK on-trade – the Gold List – from about 2,500 wines sent in. This list covers everything from great value wines to trophy quality bottles..
TEXSOM was founded in 2005 as the 'Texas Sommelier Conference' by Sommeliers James Tidwell and Drew Hendricks to help promote professional wine service standards and raise public awareness about professional standards and certifications for sommeliers.
The best wines from independent winegrowers across France.
Gold Medal / Trophy
Food and Wines from Spain awards, funded by the European Regional Development Fund and judged by trade professionals.
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