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SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - SAUVIGNON BLANC

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

Some good-value wines but the relatively low ratio of entries to medals suggests a lot of bandwagon-jumping, too

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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 - VIOGNIER

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

Still no Golds for Viognier, though certainly lighter, fresher, more food-friendly wines than in previous years

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SWA 2011: VARIETAL CLASSICS - PINOT GRIGIO

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

A frankly disgraceful showing by Italy was largely redeemed by a surprise hit from an unexpected quarter

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SWA 2011: NEW WORLD - TORRONTES

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

No Golds but an encouraging performance from a grape that is still largely finding its feet in the on-trade

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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 - RIESLING

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

Entries of this much-favoured grape may well have been more or less evenly split between Australia and New Zealand, but this year the latter definitely came out on top

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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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Sommelier Wine Awards 2009: New World - Other Whites

03-02-2010 | Category: South America North America Australasia White only Sommelier Wine Awards 2009

The New World’s emerging white wine categories have been patchy in previous SWAs. But this year, there were some genuinely impressive – and cheap – wines

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Sommelier Wine Awards 2009: New World - Riesling, Gewurztraminer & Pinot Gris

03-02-2010 | Category: South America North America Australasia White only South Africa Sommelier Wine Awards 2009

A smallish but dynamic section, our sommeliers found some really good, food-friendly wines here at prices that make them all well worth a look

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Sommelier Wine Awards 2009: New World - Sauvignon Blanc & Semillon

03-02-2010 | Category: South America North America Australasia White only South Africa Sommelier Wine Awards 2009

Lots of wine, plenty of freshness, but not, for the most part, enough ambition. New World Sauvignon Blanc is a category that is rather treading water at the moment

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Sommelier Wine Awards 2009: New World - Chardonnay

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

Plenty of decent bottles and very few dogs meant that our tasters were positive about New World Chardonnay, though genuine excitement was in short supply

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More than a Malbec: Matching Argentine wines with food

21-12-2009 | Category: Argentina Tastings Matching White only Chardonnay Malbec Viognier

There’s more to dining out in Argentina than rare steak and big reds. Our sommeliers pick out some of the food and wine matches that caught the imagination on their recent trip

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