The big reveal
Earlier this month, at Imbibe Live, we hosted the very first Imbibe Sommelier Challenge, which saw 65 somms from all over the UK blind taste and attempt to identify four wines in 15 minutes, in a bid to win £1,000. As this was the highest-value cash prize of any UK sommelier competition tensions were high, but Carlos Simoes from Dinner by Heston Blumenthal emerged as victor.
For those entrants who are still curious as to what exactly they tasted, here are the answers...
Wine 1: sparkling
Nyetimber Blanc de Blancs 2007, England
£32.30, Liberty Wines
Wine 2: white
Gaia Wild Ferment 2012, Assyrtiko, Santorini
£13.44, Hallgarten Druitt & Novum Wines
Wine 3: red
Tenuta San Guido, Le Difese 2010, Tuscany, Italy
£11.50, Armit Wines
Wine 4: sweet
Heggie's Vineyard Botrytis Riesling 2010, Eden Valley, Australia
£9.84, Negociants UK
News item from Imbibe.com, 19-07-2013