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Plenty of medals again for Chile, although the judges were most impressed stylistically with Australia and South Africa
Some good-value wines but the relatively low ratio of entries to medals suggests a lot of bandwagon-jumping, too
Iconic it might be, but Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc is not without its detractors. James Lawrence asks two industry experts whether it’s time for the country to shed its Sauvignon obsession
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
The customers’ love of Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc shows no sign of abating, and the strong performance of this category shows why they may have a point
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…
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
Italy has emerged triumphant at this year's 42 Below Cocktail World Cup in New Zealand.
New Zealand winery Felton Road is doing its part to help in the aftermath of the recent Christchurch earthquake.
Metis is a Sauvignon Blanc dubbed by its producers as ‘the finest in New Zealand’ and an ‘icon’ for the future.
New Zealand wine brand changes its name.
News from 42 Below: Plans for new reduced-height bottles, and this year's thyme-related Cocktail World Cup winner.
Team Belfast took top honours in the 42 Below Cocktail World Cup 2010 national final at Shoreditch House on 15th February.
Solid, rather than great wines, and a return to dominance for South Africa
Arguably the best performance from Kiwi Sauvignon since the start of the Sommelier Wine Awards, with variety and decent value too