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The World’s Best Chardonnay

Such a title always needs to be taken with a pinch of salt. In any competition it is only those who enter that compete. In any case, the competition Chardonnays du Monde recently awarded medals to the best wines. Here are the ten top scoring wines: – Chardonnay Morillon Trocken 2008, Weingut Johann Schneeberger – […]

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BKWine judges Coup de Coeur des Femmes Journalistes 2010

The wine cooperatives play an important role in the Languedoc-Roussillon. 25,000 growers belong to a cooperative and La Fédération Régionale de la Coopération du Langudoc Roussillon works hard to help, advice and enthuse its members. One of their initiatives is a yearly wine competition open to the various cooperatives. The wines that are best placed […]

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Prize winning Graves wines

Each year the Graves appellation organises a competition for its wines to select the wines that for the coming year will be used as examples and that will be put forward in the marketing of the appellation. This year 60 wines participated in the competition. The winning wines were: – Château Langlet 2007, Vignobles Kressmann […]

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World’s first malbec competition

It’s very popular with varietal wine competitions so for the first time in world history (!) there was recently an International Malbec Competition. Malbec perhaps not the world’s most wide-spread variety but you can find it in several different countries. These are the plantings: – Argentina 24,310 ha – France 6,630 ha – Chile 1,020 […]

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World’s best syrah

Syrah du Monde is the competition for wines made from the syrah grape. It is of course held in the Rhône valley. This year’s top ten wines included syrahs from South Africa, Australia, Canada, Chile, France, Switzerland (!), USA and Italy. Not bad. You can find the full list of winners here:

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More wine prizes : women journalists’ trophy

Coup de Coeur des Femmes Journalistes is the name of another competition where we recently were part of the judging panel. The competition is run by the wine cooperatives in four of the départements in southern France: l’Hérault, Aude, Pyrénées-Orientales and Gard. In other words, it covers Roussillon, Languedoc and parts of the southern Rhône […]

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Manjari chocolate on Brittany sablé with black figs – gold medal winner

That delicious sounding desert was the winner in the Roussillon Dessert Trophy, served together with AOC Rivesaltes Domaine Gauby Caricia 2005. The winning entry was created by Thibaut Panas and Anne Coquellin from Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saison in England. They beat teams from e.g. Belgium, Germany, France and Denmark. The competition wants to promote successful […]

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Mediterranean meeting for muscat with pudding promotion

Excuse us the heading – it is question of the third annual rencontres for Muscat VDN wines (vins doux naturels) together with the ‘Le Roussillon Dessert Trophy’ that will take place in Perpignan on January 31 to February 2, 2009 in Roussillon. It is an occasion for professionals, for wine buyers, and for the public […]

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Scandinavian Grand Slam in chef-Olympics Bocuse d’Or

This year, for the first time ever, the Bocuse d’Or competition (the “World Cuisine Contest”) was held outside of Lyons in France. It took place in Stavanger in Norway. The Bocuse d’Or is a competition for professional chefs from all over the world. The winner in this year’s competition was Geir Skeie from the Sovold […]

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Norwegian wins Nordic sommelier trophy

Meret Bøe took first place in the Nordic Sommelier Championship recently held in Norway. She is working as sommelier at the Bagatelle restaurant in Oslo. Second and third place was won by Sören Polonius (Sweden, Restaurant F12) and Susanne Berglund Krantz (Sweden, Gondolen). More info

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Ten best Syrah wines

The top ten highest scoring wines in the competition Syrah du Monde was: – Australia Witchmount Estate Shiraz 2004 Witchmount Estate – Canada Pillitteri Estates Shiraz Icewine 2006 Pillitteri Estate Winery – South Africa Hartenberg the Stork Shiraz 2005 Hartenberg Estate – France Saint Joseph AOC – L’Arzelle 2006 Les vins de Vienne – France […]

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World’s best Chardonnay

The competition The World’s Best Chardonnay was recently held in Burgundy. 60 wines were awarded gold medals and 202 had silver out of 953 contestants. The gold medals were well spread out over the world: South Africa, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Chile, Spain, Canada, Greece, Israel, Italy, Moldova, Romania, and Switzerland. The full results here.

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Nordic sommelier champion: Thilde Maarbjerg from Denmark

Thilde Maarbjerg from the Kong Hans restaurant in Copenhagen won the title in the Nordic Sommelier Championship in Helsinki. It is the third year in a row that Denmark wins the title. This year it was a very feminine team of professionals: second place went to Susanne Berglund-Kranz (Sweden) and third place to Pia Peltoperä […]

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The world’s best Pinot Noir

The tenth vintage of the world championship of Pinot Noir saw 1050 contestants – wines from many countries: France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Argentina, Chile, the United States, New Zealand,… Four wines were awarded Great Gold Medal: Vina Casa Marin, Le Abarca Hills Vineyard San Antonio 2004 from Chile; Domaine Philippe Bouzereau, Château de Citeaux Auxey-Duresses […]

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Danish sommelier-chef-duo wins Sherry prize

Chef Jakob Mielcke Hansen and sommelier Alexander Berntsen, both from the restaurant Jan Hurtigkarl in Denmark won first prize in a recent competition in Jerez, the capital of Sherry, on the best combination of sherry with wine. The Danes won in the dry sherry category. Read more in

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