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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: www.syrah-du-monde.com

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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. www.chardonnay-du-monde.com

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The World’s best Tempranillo

More and more grape varieties get their own competition. This year is the third for Tempranillo. The judgment took place in Shanghai (!) at the end of June. Two Great Gold Medals were Awarded: Carmelo Rodero TSM 2005 Bodegas Rodero, Ribera del Duero and Amarén 2002 Bodegas Luis Cañans, Rioja. enologo.com/tempranillo/and the results can be […]

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World’s best Syrah

The wine competition Syrah du Monde recently honoured 36 wines with the Gold Medal. Wines from all over the world participated in the competition. Here is the list of winning wines: syrah-du-monde.com

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