News & Articles

Filter by

Refine your search more:

Results

SWA 2011: CRITICS' CHOICE

01-05-2011 | Category: France Germany Italy Spain USA Red only White only Sparkling Australia New Zealand

The Sommelier Wine Awards doesn’t give out trophies per category because we’re worried that tasters will feel under pressure to dispense extra awards in categories where they may not believe the wines are up to it. Instead, in keeping with the whole ethos of the competition, we leave the judgement up to the sommeliers…

» More

SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - SEMILLON & BLENDS

01-05-2011 | Category: Australasia White only Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

A wide variety of styles, with Australia dominating from East Coast to West. But no Golds this year

» More

The Greatest Riesling on Earth

01-05-2011 | Category: Germany Italy Chile USA White only Australia New Zealand Alsace

Riesling is making itself at home in more and more countries, but where is it performing best? Clinton Cawood joins an eager sommelier panel for a top-notch tasting that pits Old World against New World and some acknowledged masters against hungry, young upstarts

» More

SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - RIESLING

01-05-2011 | Category: Chile White only Australia New Zealand Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

Entries of this much-favoured grape may well have been more or less evenly split between Australia and New Zealand, but this year the latter definitely came out on top

» More

SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - PINOT GRIS

01-05-2011 | Category: White only New Zealand Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

The Gris-style, rather than Grigio-style, wines took the honours here, offering value for money and also an impressive food friendliness at a decent price

» More

SWA 2011: GOLD LIST

01-05-2011 | Category: France Germany Italy Spain Argentina Chile USA Red only White only Sparkling

Over 1,500 wines can be boiled down to this: the hallowed Sommelier Wine Awards Gold List for 2011...

» More

SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - GEWURZTRAMINER

01-05-2011 | Category: White only New Zealand Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

With steady rather than spectacular results in 2011, the New World still seems to be struggling to get its head around this most polarising of aromatic grape varieties

» More

Notes of the Hunter

01-05-2011 | Category: Australia

How many wines can genuinely stake a claim to being alternatives to both Sancerre and aged white Burgundy? Sarah Ahmed tours Australia to get to grips with the many faces of the country’s magnificent Semillons

» More

SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - VIOGNIER

01-05-2011 | Category: Chile White only Australia New Zealand Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

Still no Golds for Viognier, though certainly lighter, fresher, more food-friendly wines than in previous years

» More

SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - CABERNET SAUVIGNON - MERLOT & CABERNET FRANC - THE REST OF THE WORLD

01-05-2011 | Category: Argentina USA Red only Australia South Africa Cabernet Sauvignon Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

More ambitious pricing but some decent wines too, with Australia, Argentina and South Africa leading the way

» More

SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - SYRAH - SHIRAZ & GRENACHE - THE REST OF THE WORLD

01-05-2011 | Category: Chile Red only New Zealand South Africa Grenache Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

Good wines, good prices and a variety of styles, Syrah was one of the stand-out varieties for the New World

» More

SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - PINOT NOIR - THE REST OF THE WORLD

01-05-2011 | Category: Argentina Chile USA Red only Australia Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

A good selection of medals from across the New World shows this is a category with real strength in depth

» More

SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - PINOT NOIR - NEW ZEALAND

01-05-2011 | Category: Red only New Zealand Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

A big improvement on last year’s medal haul, although with nothing under a tenner, it came at a price…

» More

SWA 2011: VARIETAL CLASSICS - AUSTRALIAN SHIRAZ

01-05-2011 | Category: Red only Australia Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

Consistent only in its inconsistency, this year’s Aussie Shiraz category was all about the lower price points

» More

Register Forgotten password? Sign In

Subscribe Imbibe Magazine