We had a fabulous time at this year's WineGB Awards presentation lunch and tasting! It's been dubbed "the BAFTAs of the UK wine world" and did not disappoint. Held at Vintners’ Hall, the "spiritual home of the international wine trade", as described Simon Robinson, WineGB's Chairman, it was the perfect celebration of award winning English & Welsh wines.
The judging team was headed up by Susie Barrie MW and Oz Clarke, and included Sam Caporn MW, Pierpaolo Petrassi MW, Richard Hemming MW, Sue Daniels, Phil Tuck MW, Christine Parkinson, Nik Darlington, Jane Parkinson, Matthieu Longuere MS and Simon Field MW.
A total of 254 English/Welsh wines were submitted and a total of 39 gold, 53 silver and 124 bronze medals were won. Still wine wins were higher than sparkling wines wins at 56% to 44% and were particularly singled out for praise. However, the sparkling wines dominate in the top awards winning 26 out of the 39 gold medals. See the full list of award winners here.
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Bacchus were the highest performing varieties amongst the still wine wins and Chardonnay was the principle variety in the sparkling blend wins.
The trophy winners were announced at the ceremony (see below) and we were pleased to hand out the trophy to Ridgeview for the Best Classic Cuvée which we sponsored
Clickhere for full details of the wines (variety/vintage).
The award winners, many of which are key customers of ours, included …
Click here for a full list of the award winners.
We warmly congratulate all the winners of this year's WineGB Awards – they are a true testament to the high quality of English & Welsh Wine.
Meanwhile, we look forward to next year’s #WineGBAwards …
Banner image & image of Oz Clarke judging courtesy of WineGB
Published Jul 31, 2019
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