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
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