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Nothing but the Sangiovese

15-09-2011 | Category: Italy Red only News

Rosso di Montalcino sticks to tradition

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SWA 2011: ITALY - CHIANTI

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

With good value evident across the range and a variety of styles on show, there was something for every restaurant in these must-stock medal-winners

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SWA 2011: ITALY - BAROLO - BARBARESCO

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

High quality came hand in hand with high prices, with the best examples combining a strong regional character with a more approachable modernity

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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...

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SWA 2011: ITALY - TUSCANY

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

An interesting and diverse category, Tuscany seemed to have everything from ‘affordable and local’ to ‘blinged up and international’

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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…

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SWA 2011: REST OF ITALY - RED

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

The mid-weight wines of the North-East were the stars, but overall Italy succeeded in providing a wide range of good food-friendly reds at decent prices

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SWA 2011: HOUSE WINES

01-05-2011 | Category: France Germany Italy Spain Chile Red only White only Australia New Zealand South Africa

With screwcaps to the fore, the quality of the whites (particularly) and the reds here was amazing for the price. Rosé was another matter entirely

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SWA 2011: ITALY - AMARONE

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

Huge wines and huge prices, this was a category that seemed to be more about ego than elegance

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Sommelier Wine Awards 2009: Italy - Chianti

02-02-2010 | Category: Italy Red only Sommelier Wine Awards 2009

A good performance from Italy’s most famous region, with the more traditional styles tending to win out over more modern interpretations

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Sommelier Wine Awards 2009: Italy - Barolo

02-02-2010 | Category: Italy Red only Sommelier Wine Awards 2009

It ain’t cheap, but Barolo still has the capacity to make our sommelier tasters drool. And argue about the correct style, of course...

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Pasta masters: Matching pasta and Chianti

17-12-2009 | Category: Italy Tastings Matching Red only

Which style of Chianti is best with food, those with international grapes, or those that are 100% Italian? Chris Losh joins a team of tasters to put Italy’s best-known to the test

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