Filters used:Sommelier Wine Awards 2011 (Tastings) and Australasia (Location) and North America (Location)
Sparkling Wine & Champagne: Under £14
Plenty of medals again for Chile, although the judges were most impressed stylistically with Australia and South Africa
A good selection of medals from across the New World shows this is a category with real strength in depth
More ambitious pricing but some decent wines too, with Australia, Argentina and South Africa leading the way
Over 1,500 wines can be boiled down to this: the hallowed Sommelier Wine Awards Gold List for 2011...
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…