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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 - CABERNET & SHIRAZ

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

There was little to excite the judges in this new category. Here’s hoping for better things from the pair in 2012

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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 - 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: NEW WORLD - MALBEC

01-05-2011 | Category: Argentina Chile Red only Malbec Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

A successful haul for this must-list variety, with Chile achieving a bit of a David versus Goliath giant-slaying

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SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - CABERNET SAUVIGNON - MERLOT & CABERNET FRANC - CHILE

01-05-2011 | Category: Chile Red only Cabernet Sauvignon Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

Astonishing value for money from the Chileans, as you’d expect, but not enough wines with the wow factor

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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: VARIETAL CLASSICS - ARGENTINIAN MALBEC

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

Plenty of entries, and plenty of ambition, too, for this hot, new category. Just not quite enough balance in the wines

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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: BY THE GLASS AWARDS

01-05-2011 | Category: France Spain Chile USA Red only White only Rosé only Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

In the past, a By The Glass award has gone to wines that match specific dishes – the theory being that they could be served by the glass as ready matches with a meal.

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SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - CARMENERE

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

After a shocking first year in the SWAs, Carmenère found its feet with some style this year, delivering some great wines

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Steak and Identity

01-03-2011 | Category: Argentina Matching Red only Venues

Themed food-and-wine evenings can be a great way to sell Argentinian wine... and pack out your venue at the same time. Chris Losh talks to five places about what they did and why it worked

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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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