2017’s Sommelier Wine Awards: The final day

Drinks: Wines
Location: England

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.’



About Author

Chris Losh

After five years working on My Weekly magazine (during which time he learned how to write horoscopes and make things out of mince) in 1995 Chris Losh entered the world of drinks writing and, despite all advice from his doctor – and the wishes of most South African winemakers – has stayed there ever since. He began on Wine and Spirit International, editing it for several years before moving on to edit Wine Magazine. Both publications have since gone the way of the Dodo, but he claims to have nothing to do with their demise, and his alibi appears solid, since he was freelance writing for anyone who would pay him at the time. In 2007, he helped to set up both Imbibe magazine and the Sommelier Wine Awards, and has spent much of the last three years eating, drinking, and listening to French sommeliers talk about minerality. In 2009 he was shortlisted for the Louis Roederer Feature Writer of the Year, but didn’t win. Perhaps he should have stuck to horoscopes. And mince.

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