Sommelier Wine Awards 2020

Despite the current closure of the on-trade, the list of winners from this year’s Sommelier Wine Awards has been published, and we are delighted that seventeen wines from our portfolio have received gold medals, including two trophies. While we cannot enjoy these in our favourite restaurants and bars right now, we raise a toast to the team at Imbibe for publishing the results and to the sommeliers and buyers who helped with the judging.

We hope it will not be too long before we are enjoying a bottle of one of these in our on-trade customers.

Congratulations to all the winning wines! If you would like any more information on these wines, please contact your sales representative.


Trophy Winners

Pieropan, `La Rocca` Soave Classico, 2017 - By The Glass Trophy

Curatolo Arini , Zibibbo, 2018 - Food Match Trophy

Gold Medal Winners

Pieropan, `La Rocca` Soave Classico, 2017

Curatolo Arini , Zibibbo, 2018

Capezzana, Ugo Contini Bonacossi, 2016 (Available later in 2020)

Poggio al Tesoro, `Il Seggio` Bolgheri, 2017

Franz Haas, Manna, Vigneti delle Dolomiti, 2018 (Available later in 2020)

Alpha Zeta, `A` Amarone della Valpolicella, 2016

Alpha Zeta, `Terrapieno` Pinot Grigio, 2019

Justino's Madeira, 10-Year-Old Malvasia, NV

Amalaya, Malbec, 2019 (Available later in 2020)

Kaiken Ultra, Mendoza Malbec, 2018

Azamor, Vinho Regional Alentejano Tinto, 2016

Valdespino, Oloroso `Solera 1842` VOS, NV

Contero, Moscato d'Asti di Strevi, 2019

Piper-Heidsieck, Rosé Sauvage, NV

Contero, Brachetto d'Acqui, 2019

Shaw + Smith, `Balhannah Vineyard` Adelaide Hills Shiraz, 2016

Trinity Hill, Gimblett Gravels Syrah, 2018


The Sommelier Wine Awards is an on-trade wine competition with all wines tasted blind and awarded accolades based on food-friendliness, versatility, typicity, personality and value for money. Judges for the awards are a mix of sommeliers and buyers who are currently working for restaurants and hotels. For more information on the Sommelier Wine Awards, please visit the competition website.