Sommelier Wine Awards 2018 - Merchant of the Year

SWA Merchant of the Year award ceremonyOur producers won 25 gold medals at this year’s Sommelier Wine Awards, with 220 awards in total. Judged by leading wine experts and sommeliers, these wines are the cream of the crop and span the Old and New World across 19 different countries. On top of this exciting news we are thrilled to be named this year’s Merchant of the Year.

Andrew Shaw, Bibendum wine buying director, says, “Despite the eventful start to 2018 for Bibendum, our selection of wines has never been better, representing many of the very best producers across the wine producing world. For the Sommelier Wine Awards competition to recognise it once again is a great endorsement to our producers.

“Our business represents a reflection of the very best wines from every corner of the planet, from France and Italy, South Africa and Australia, to Turkey and Slovenia, demonstrating the strength and depth in our portfolio and our buyers' expertise.”

Chris Losh, competition director of the Sommelier Wine Awards, says, “Last year Bibendum powered its way to the front of the pack and stayed there, nearly becoming the first merchant to make it through the symbolic ’50-golds’ barrier. This year was much closer, but Bibendum managed to pick up top medals, with Champagne, the rest of France, Italy, Portugal and a stack of classic New World regions resulting in more than 90 golds and silvers.”


The full list of gold medal winning wines:


France

Palmer & Co Blanc de Blancs NV

Champagne

 

Lanson Pere et Fils Brut NV

Champagne

 

Domaine Paul Nicolle Vieilles Vignes Chablis 2015

Burgundy

 

Clos de Nouys Vouvray Sec 2016

Loire

 

Chateau Maris Brama Grenache Gris 2015

Languedoc

 

Chateau Maris La Touge Syrah/Grenache Minervois La Liviniere 2014

Languedoc

 

Mirabeau Azure Cotes de Provence 2017

Provence

 

Château d'Esclans Garrus Rosé Cotes de Provence 2015

Provence

 

Italy

Alois Lageder Lowengang Chardonnay 2014

Alto Adige

 

Bisol Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Cartizze 2016

Veneto

 

Nicolis Ambrosan Amarone della Valpolicella Classico 2011

Veneto

 

Masseria Li Veli Askos Verdeca Salento 2017

Puglia

 

Spain

La Guita Manzanilla En Rama Limited Batch NV

Sanlucar de Barrameda

 

Luis Caballero Tabanaco Amontillado NV

Jerez

 

Protos Reserva 2012

Ribera del Duero

 

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Portugal

Quinta das Arcas Conde Villar Alvarinho 2016

Minho

 

Austria

Laurenz V Friendly Gruner Veltliner 2016

Kamptal

 

USA

Walter Hansel South Slope Pinot Noir 2013

Russian River Valley, California

 

Chile

Santa Rita Gran Hacienda Pinot Noir 2017 

Aconcagua Valley

 

South Africa

Journey's End Destination Chardonnay 2016

Stellenbosch

 

Journey's End Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Stellenbosch

 

Spier 21 Gables Pinotage 2014

Stellenbosch

 

Spier Signature Chenin Blanc 2017

Western Cape

 

Australia

Fraser Gallop Parterre Chardonnay 2016

Margaret River

 

VineMind Riesling 2016

Eden Valley



To taste any of these wines, give us a call on 0834 263 6924 or contact your Account Manager.



Date:
15th May 2018


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