Sommelier Wine Awards 2018 - Merchant of the Year
Our 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:
Domaine Paul Nicolle Vieilles Vignes Chablis 2015
Clos de Nouys Vouvray Sec 2016
Alois Lageder Lowengang Chardonnay 2014
Sanlucar de Barrameda
Ribera del Duero
Laurenz V Friendly Gruner Veltliner 2016
Walter Hansel South Slope Pinot Noir 2013
Russian River Valley, California
Journey's End Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Spier Signature Chenin Blanc 2017