The final round of tasting for the Sommelier Wine Awards has kicked off in St Mary’s Church, Marylebone.
Over 60 sommeliers gathered in spring sunshine for the first of two days of tasting to decide which wines would be awarded Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals.
Following a record entry, with a 20% increase in wines, 1,350 wines are in the running going into the medal stages, and the teams are expecting a slew of wines on the Gold List.
‘North-east Italy – both red and white, Chardonnays from South Africa and Australia, and Greek whites have all been standout categories so far,’ said head of judging, Christine Parkinson. ‘We’re expecting to see some terrific wines on the final Gold List.’