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2019 Finalists

Huge congratulations to all our finalists in each of our unique categories.  We had many fantastic wines submitted which meant the competition was fierce!  Here are the results from the judging panel.

The winners will be announced at the our awards ceremony on 25th February 2019 at The Comedy Store, Manchester. Thank you to all suppliers who submitted wines this year, we love you for it!

GIRLS’ NIGHT IN

  • Invivo Wines: Graham Norton’s own SaviGNon Blanc (2018)
  • Iceland: Chateau de Champteloup, Brut
  • Fitz wine: FITZ (2017)
  • Treasury wine Estates: Blossom Hill, Pale Rosé

OUT OF THE ORDINARY

  • South East Wineries Ltd: Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard, Rosé Brut (2013)
  • Waitrose: Villa Blanche Terret Blanc (2017)
  • The BIB Wine Company: Weingut Sraka Blaufränkisch (2017)
  • Concha y Toro: 1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel Fermented Zinfandel (2016)

 

BOXING CLEVER

  • Off-Piste Wines: Most Wanted Sauvignon Blanc Bag in Box
  • The Wine Society: Domaine Jaume Côtes-du-Rhône (2016)
  • Concha y Toro: Isla Negra Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz (2017)

 

FABULOUS FIZZ: BEST CHAMPAGNE

  • ASDA: ASDA Extra Special Louis Bernard Vintage Champagne (2007)
  • Champagne Jacques Chaput: Jacques Chaput Blanc-de-Noirs (2010)
  • The Wine Society: The Society’s Champagne Brut NV

FABULOUS FIZZ: BEST SPARKLING WINE UK

  • Waitrose: Leckford Estate Brut (2013)
  • The Wine Society: The Society’s Exhibition English Sparkling Wine
  • Lyme Bay Winery: Lyme Bay Winery Sparkling Rosé (2014)

FABULOUS FIZZ: BEST SPARKLING WINE REST OF WORLD

  • Simonnet-Febvre: Cremant de Bourgogne Brut
  • Rude Wines: Rude Prosecco Brut DOC
  • Seckford Agencies: Bird in Hand Sparkling Pinot Noir (2017)

FOOD FRIENDLY WINES: RED FOR LIGHT MEALS

  • Wakefield/Taylors Promised Land Shiraz (2017)
  • Rude Wines: Albert Bichot Coteaux Bourguignons  (2015)
  • The Wine Society: The Society’s Beaujolais-Villages (2017)

FOOD FRIENDLY WINES: RED FOR EASY WEEKDAY MEALS

  • Iceland: Rabo de Gallo
  • Ian Botham Wines: The Botham All Rounder Cabernet Sauvignon (2017)
  • Treasury Wine Estates: Lindeman’s Bin 50 Shiraz (2017)

FOOD FRIENDLY WINES: RED FOR HEARTY MEALS

  • Berkmann: Masi Campofiorin (2014)
  • ASDA: Orbitali Amarone Della Valpolicella (2013)
  • The Wine Society: The Society’s Exhibition Rioja Reserva (2011)
  • Seckford Agencies: The Boxer Shiraz (2016)

FOOD FRIENDLY WINES: WHITE FOR LIGHT MEALS

  • Invivo Wines: Invivo Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (2018)
  • Iceland: Doubtful Sound Sauvignon Blanc
  • Seckford Agencies: The Edge Pinot Gris  (2017)
  • Benchmark Drinks: The All Rounder Chardonnay (2017)

FOOD FRIENDLY WINES: WHITE FOR AROMATIC & ASIAN CUISINE

  • The Wine Society: The Society’s Exhibition Alsace Gewurztraminer (2013)
  • Aldi: Exquisite Collection Clare Valley Riesling (2017)
  • Concha y Toro: Cono Sur Bicicleta Gewurztraminer (2017)
  • Wakefield/Taylors: St Andrews Chardonnay (2017)

FOOD FRIENDLY WINES: WHITE FOR LIGHT MEALS WITH SAUCES

  • Rude Wines: Michel Fonné Riesling Tradition (2015)
  • Concha y Toro: Cono Sur Bicicleta Viognier (2017)
  • Treasury Wine Estates: Wolf Blass Yellow Label Chardonnay (2017)

 

BLOW OUT

  • Il Colle Srl Azienda Vitivinicola: Colle Baio
  • Berkmann: Famille Brocard Chablis (2017)
  • Treasury Wine Estates: Wolf Blass Gold Label Riesling (2017)
  • Wakefield/Taylors: The Pioneer Shiraz (2014)
  • The Society’s Exhibition Barolo (2014)

HEAVY DUTY

  • The Wine Society: Blind Spot Rutherglen Muscat
  • Raymond Reynolds: Vinhos Barbeito-Malvasia 5yr old Reserva Madeira
  • Raymond Reynolds: Sivipa-Moscatel de Setubal (2015)

 

PARTY CENTRAL

Off-Piste Wines: Most Wanted Pinot Grigio Pink Fizz

Treasury Wine Estates: 19 Crimes Red Blend

Rude Wines: Escada Touriga Nacional (2016)

 

BARGAIN BUYS

Concha y Toro: Isla Negra Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon (2017)

Concha y Toro: Vina Maipo Merlot (2017)

The Wine Society: Viña Santico Carmenère (2017)

ONE MAN AND HIS BBQ

  • Domaine of the Bee: Grenaschista Cotes Catalanes (2016)
  • Wakefield/Taylors: St Andrews Shiraz (2016)
  • Wakefield/Taylors: Jaraman Shiraz (2017)
  • the Wine Society: The Society’s Exhibition Pinotage, Stellenbosch (2015)

SWEETS FOR MY SWEET

  • Gem Wines: Eleganza (2016)
  • Seckford Agencies: Stanley Noble Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc (2014)
  • The Wine Society: The Society’s Exhibition Sauternes (2015)

 

WAR OF THE ROSÉS

  • Invivo Wines: Graham Norton’s Own Pink by DesiGN Rosé (2018)
  • BIB Wine: Domaine of the Bee ‘Bee Pink’ (2017)
  • Rude Wines: Domaine de Pellehaut Family Réserve Rosé (2017)
  • Concha y Toro: Adorada (2017)

PIZZA NIGHT

  • ASDA: ASDA Extra Special Primitivo (2016)
  • Cellier des Dauphins: Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône Reserve Red (2017)
  • The Wine Society: The Society’s Barbera d’Asti Superiore (2015)

 

BEST INDEPENDENT WINE MERCHANT: ONLINE VOTE

  • The Whalley Wine Shop, Whalley, Lancashire
  • Lancaster Wine Company, Lancaster
  • The English Wine Collection, Devon

BEST SUPERMARKET: ONLINE VOTE

  • Aldi
  • Waitrose
  • Morrisons
  • Booths