The categories for the People's Choice Wine Awards 2018 are as follows.
Wines to share with friends and nibbles.
Fun, lively and young wines for easy drinking without food or with light snacks.
We want to celebrate the best in:
- Organic or Bio-dynamic wine making
- Innovative wine making techniques
- Retro wines making a comeback – with good reason
- Emerging countries making great wine
This also applies to producers and suppliers who are breathtakingly different!
Sponsored by The Buyer
The best of Bag in Box wines. This includes 'own brand' bag in box wines.
Sponsored by The Fizz Festival
Fruity red wines that are perfectly matched with light meats, including charcuterie, robust vegetarian dishes and Asian cuisine.
Red wines that are perfectly matched for uncomplicated weekday food such as pasta.
Red wines that compliment rich or complex dishes, including barbecued food, stews and hard, strong flavoured cheese
White wines that match perfectly with salads, light vegetarian, fish and chicken dishes.
White wines that compliment aromatic and Asian cuisine, light meats and pungent cheeses.
White wines which compliment hard cheeses, white meat and fish dishes with buttery or creamy sauces.
Wines for celebrations, treats and impressing the in-laws!
The best in fortified wines.
Covering all types of fortified wines.
Wines for festivals, parties and celebratory occasions.
Uncomplicated and easy drinking wines of all colours which are appropriate for taking to parties and outdoor festivals. This might involve wine in innovative packaging with a focus on the best quality available for an affordable price.
Bargain wines which stand out from the crowd.
Generally wines for £7 and below but still with a focus on quality and style.
Charcoal, man-apron and a glass of the good stuff.
Wines which match well with robust barbequed foods to share with friends.
Delicious dessert wines.
Sweet wines other than fortified wines.
Battle for the best rosés around.
The best wines to match with the most popular pizzas around - everyone loves pizza night!
A consumer vote for their favourite independent wine merchant in the UK
Sponsored by Mid-Week Wines
A consumer vote for their favourite supermarket wine retailer