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SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - OTHER REDS

01-05-2011 | Category: Argentina Chile Red only Australia South Africa Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

Not a vast amount in the way of bargains, but there were some decent, unusual wines here, proving that the New World still knows how to innovate

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SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - SYRAH - SHIRAZ & GRENACHE - THE REST OF THE WORLD

01-05-2011 | Category: Chile Red only New Zealand South Africa Grenache Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

Good wines, good prices and a variety of styles, Syrah was one of the stand-out varieties for the New World

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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: 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: 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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Sommelier Wine Awards 2009: New World - Other Reds

02-02-2010 | Category: South America North America Australasia Red only South Africa Sommelier Wine Awards 2009

The usual mixture of styles, and a mixed bag of results too, with harsh criticism from the judges, but also more Gold Listed wines than ever before

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Sommelier Wine Awards 2009: New World - Pinot Noir

02-02-2010 | Category: South America North America Australasia Red only South Africa Sommelier Wine Awards 2009

New World Pinot’s strongest showing yet – and heartening signs of winemakers finding their feet with the grape as big fruit gets replaced with a more restrained style

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Sommelier Wine Awards 2009: New World - Syrah & Grenache

02-02-2010 | Category: South America North America Australasia Red only South Africa Sommelier Wine Awards 2009

Some very good wines here, with our tasters generally favouring those from the cooler climates and the mid-price points over expensive blockbusters

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Sommelier Wine Awards 2009: New World - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc & Carmenere

02-02-2010 | Category: South America North America Australasia Red only South Africa Sommelier Wine Awards 2009

Chile, again, was the country to catch, with Gold Listed wines throughout the price points. On this evidence, the Kiwis and Aussies need to pull their socks up

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Que Syrah, Syrah: Tasting New World Shiraz

11-01-2010 | Category: South America North America Australasia Tastings Red only Asia Africa

New World winemakers love Syrah, so it was a surprise to find such scepticism among our sommelier tasters beforehand. But was there foundation for their fears? Clinton Cawood reports

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Wine Matching Masterclass, Part II: How to match wine and meat

17-12-2009 | Category: Germany Burgundy Rhone Argentina Chile Matching Red only White only Sparkling New Zealand

In the second of our three-part series on the basics of food and wine-matching, Hakkasan’s wine buyer Christine Parkinson tells us how to go about pairing wines with meat

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