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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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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

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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: 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

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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

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SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - CHARDONNAY

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

Plenty of medals again for Chile, although the judges were most impressed stylistically with Australia and South Africa

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SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - ZINFANDEL

01-05-2011 | Category: USA Zinfandel Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

A small category, and not exactly a must-stock, but the Zins showed good typicity and matching potential for gutsy food

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Sparkling Schramsberg scholarships

15-04-2011 | Category: USA Wines News

Want to know more about making fizz? Then apply for one of Camp Schramsberg’s scholarships for its ‘spring blending’ session in mid-March 2012.

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Small batch Sierra for UK

12-04-2011 | Category: Beers USA News

Vertical Drinks has secured a small batch of Sierra Nevada’s limited-release Hoptimum IPA.

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Napa cool on climate change

18-02-2011 | Category: USA Wines News

Climate change could make the Napa Valley cooler over time, according to a new in-depth study of the subject.

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Absolut innovation

16-02-2011 | Category: Spirits & Cocktails USA News

Next time you’re in the US check out the latest launch from Absolut – Absolut Wild Tea.

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Wine and dine country

15-11-2010 | Category: USA Business Wines News

The small Napa Valley town of Yountville is claiming the highest per capita concentration of Michelin stars on the planet.

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US/UK fusion from Thornbridge

18-08-2010 | Category: Beers England USA News

This Derbyshire brewer has released the fruits of its latest collaboration with an American craft brewer.

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A parting shot

17-05-2010 | Category: Whisky / Whiskey USA News

All Star Lanes has launched what must surely be the most in-depth American whiskey menu in the country.

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Prime Location

12-05-2010 | Category: USA Bourbon Venues

Mayfair gets a bourbon bar and steakhouse

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