Some good-value wines but the relatively low ratio of entries to medals suggests a lot of bandwagon-jumping, too
Plenty of medals again for Chile, although the judges were most impressed stylistically with Australia and South Africa
Good wines, good prices and a variety of styles, Syrah was one of the stand-out varieties for the New World
Food Match Awards
Still no Golds for Viognier, though certainly lighter, fresher, more food-friendly wines than in previous years
Over 1,500 wines can be boiled down to this: the hallowed Sommelier Wine Awards Gold List for 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