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Sommeliers Choice Awards 2023 Winners

2022 Sommeliers Choice Awards Winners Announced!

The Ehlers Estate 1886 Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 has been named wine of the year at the Sommeliers Choice Awards in 2022.

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08/06/2022

The Sommeliers Choice Awards provide renowned on-premise buyers and top sommeliers a valuable benchmark for understanding which wines would make a compelling addition to a wine list. These awards were first given out in 2019 with a Double Gold, Gold, Silver, and Bronze medal along with special awards. Medals will be awarded to those wines that meet very specific judging criteria, with a goal of identifying wines that should become additions to restaurant wine lists. Wines are judged by Food Parability, Typicity, Value, Quality, and Package. The formula used to allot points at the Sommeliers Choice Award is: 

F (Food Parability Score) + T (Typicity Score) + Q (Quality Score) + Value Score (V) + Package Score (P) = Sommeliers Choice Awards Final Score.

A separate weighted score is given for each of the parts of the judging process. The scores will be added up to give a final score from which individual prizes will be awarded. Judges will also mark 'By The Glass' if they think the wine is a good fit for By The Glass. On a scale of 70 to 100, wines with a score of 96 points and above win a Double Gold Medal, 90-95 points win a Gold Medal, 80-89 points win a Silver Medal, and 70-79 points win a Bronze Medal.

2022 Sommeliers Choice Awards’ Winner ‘Ehlers Estate 1886 Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, United States’ by Ehlers Estate

2022 Sommeliers Choice Awards’ Winner ‘Ehlers Estate 1886 Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, United States’ by Ehlers Estate. 

The 2022 Sommeliers Choice Awards have been a grand success and here are some big winners:

2022 Double Gold Winners

Ehlers Estate 1886 by Ehlers Estate - 97 Points

Beresford Grand Reserve Shiraz by Vok Beverages - 96 Points

Grand Ardèche Chardonnay 2019 by Louis Latour - 96 Points

Marchese Manodori by Venturini Baldini - 96 Points

Special Category Winners

Wine of the Year: Ehlers Estate 1886

White Wine of the Year: Grand Ardeche Chardonnay 2019 

Red Wine of the Year: Ehlers Estate 1886 

Sparkling Wine of the Year: Marchese Manodori 

Rose Wine of the Year: Pure The Winery Sparkling Rose NV

Wine of the Year - BTG (By The Glass): Grand Cru Syrah ASV

White Wine of the Year - BTG (By The Glass): Ducado De Hoja Blanco 2020

Red Wine of the Year - BTG (By The Glass): Grand Cru Syrah ASV

Sparkling Wine of the Year - BTG (By The Glass): Torbato Spumante Brut

Rose Wine of the Year - BTG (By The Glass): Baron De Ley Rosado Lagrima

Wine of the Year by Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon: Ehlers Estate 1886, United States

Chardonnay: Grand Ardeche Chardonnay 2019, France 

Shiraz: Beresford Grand Reserve Shiraz, Australia 

Malbec: Kaiken Ultra Malbec 2019, Argentina 

Merlot: Merlot, Trefethen Family Vineyards, United States 

Pinot noir: Pinot Noir Anderson Valley, United States 

Tempranillo: Sara Rivera Tempranillo 2018, Spain

Riesling: Terragena Wiley Vineyard Riesling, United States

Sauvignon blanc: Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Moldova

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