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2021 USA Wine Ratings Winners Announced

Shottesbrooke Reserve Series 'Eliza' Shiraz named the Wine Of The Year at the 2021 USA Wine Ratings.


The 4th edition of the USA Wine Ratings is pleased to announce the 2021 winners. Wines from 24 different countries were submitted with the United States, Spain, Italy being the top 3 entrants followed by Portugal. There were new additions like Ireland and Brazil. The top 3 varieties submitted were cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, and pinot noir. There was a solid increase in Shiraz and Tempranillo.

The USA Wine Ratings looks to recognize, reward, and help promote wines that have successfully been created to identify with and target a specific wine drinker. For any wine brand to earn its place on a retailer’s shelf or a restaurant’s wine list -  and then vitally stay there - they need to be marketable and consumer-driven and not just produced in the general hope it can find enough people willing to sell and buy it. That is why the USA wine Ratings are different. It will single out and shine the spotlight on those wine brands that consumers really want to buy and have a clear market value for trade buyers.

Shottesbrooke Reserve Series 'Eliza' Shiraz

Shottesbrooke Reserve Series 'Eliza' Shiraz gets the best wine award with 97 points.

Here are the special winners at the 2021 USA Wine Ratings:

Wine Of The Year: Shottesbrooke Reserve Series 'Eliza' Shiraz

Winery Of The Year: Shottesbrooke

Quinta d'Aguieira Red 2017

Quinta d'Aguieira Red 2017 gets top score in Quality winning best wine by quality.

Best Wine By Quality: Quinta d'Aguieira Red 2017

Best Wine By Value: Peaks & Tides Cabernet Sauvignon

Best Wine By Package: Quest One

Best In Show By Country:

Australia: Shottesbrooke Reserve Series 'Eliza' Shiraz

Spain: Murviedro Pasión White


Portugal: Quinta d'Aguieira Red 2017

United States: Diora La Belle Fête Rosé

Moldova, Republic of: Alb de Purcari

France: Louis Latour 2018 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

South Africa: Quest One

Argentina: Cuvelier Los Andes / Grand Vin

Germany: Fontaine de Chocolat

New Zealand: Spy Valley

Chile: Root:1 Cabernet Sauvignon

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