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SWA 2011: ROSE

01-05-2011 | Category: France Spain Australia Rosé only Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

While the kick-out rate was high, the wines left at the end served as a blunt reminder to sub-standard also-rans of just how good the pink stuff can be

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SWA 2011: SHERRY

01-05-2011 | Category: Spain Sherry Sommelier Wine Awards 2011

Some great wines and amazing prices. In fact, it was only the category’s persistent (and troubling) lack of fashionability that prevented more Golds being awarded

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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: 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: 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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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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New from Iberia

23-03-2011 | Category: Spain Wines News

Iberica Food and Culture has listed 28 wines not previously available outside Spain.

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The death of decanting?

11-01-2011 | Category: Spain Wines News

A 'revolutionary' new bottle reportedly stops wine sediment from being poured into the glass.

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Diversity Challenge: Navarra

01-01-2011 | Category: Spain Tastings Wines

From lusciously sweet to bone dry, from indigenous to international varietals and from whites through rosés to reds, the region of Navarra has the lot. Richard Woodard follows a group of Hotel du Vin sommeliers as they try to make sense of it all

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Five-star world beer

06-12-2010 | Category: Beers Spain News

Spanish beer Mahou 5 Estrellas is now available exclusively to the on-trade in the UK.

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Distribution deal for Bodegas Chivite

25-11-2010 | Category: Spain Wines News

The Navarran wine dynasty has signed a new on-trade distribution agreement for the London area with Wine Studio.

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Cava in the mix

13-07-2010 | Category: Spirits & Cocktails Spain Sparkling News

Freixenet has launched its latest summer on-trade promotional initiative: Mix With Freixenet.

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Psychic sommeliers predict World Cup outcome

12-07-2010 | Category: Spain Wines News

Who needs a clairvoyant octopus? A panel of sommeliers accurately predicted a Spanish triumph in this year's World Cup.

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Copa Jerez

17-06-2010 | Category: Spain Competitions Sherry

Copa Jerez aims to demonstrate Sherry's tremendous versatility as a wine to pair with food.

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