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Best Wines For Sommeliers and Wine Directors To Stock Up

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14/09/2020 2020 Sommeliers Choice Awards unveils the best wines that USA consumers can drink at restaurants, bars and hotels.

Here is a list of top wines that are chosen by leading sommeliers of the USA that you can buy for your restaurants. These handpicked selections of wines have been chosen by a leading panel of judges that includes top restaurant wine buyers, master sommeliers and lead sommeliers of the USA. The number one question that judges asked while judging was will the customer order this and will they drink a second glass of this for the price it has?

The goal of sommeliers choice awards is to set a benchmark for buying wines in US on-trade for wine directors and sommeliers where especially for small mom and pop restaurants that may not have the luxury for a professional wine buyer or a sommelier.

The wines are judged in five categories: food parability, typicity, quality, value, and packaging.

Here are the top 5 wines to consider if you are looking to add new wines to your restaurants.

Wine of the Year - 2014 Kalaris, Pinot Noir from the United States winning 98 points and double gold medal.

White Wine of the Year - 2018 Château de Lacroux/ Vigne de Maurival, Mauzac from France winning 97 points and a double gold medal.

Red Wine of the Year - 2014 Kalaris, Pinot Noir from the United States winning 98 points and double gold medal and also wine of the year award.

Sparkling Wine of the Year - 2016 Cremant De Loire Chateau from France winning 96 points and a double gold.

Rose Wine of the Year - 2019 Sin Banderas from United States winning 97 points and best rose by the bottle and by the glass along with double gold medal.

Here are the top 5 wines to put in the wine by the glass program.

Wine of the Year - BTG (By The Glass) - 2016 Cuvelier Los Andes, Malbec from Argentina winning 97 points and a double gold medal.

White Wine of the Year - BTG (By The Glass) - 2018 Cannonball ELEVEN, Chardonnay from the United States getting 96 points and a double gold medal.

Red Wine of the Year - BTG (By The Glass) - 2016 Cuvelier Los Andes, Malbec from Argentina winning 97 points and a double gold medal.

Sparkling Wine of the Year - BTG (By The Glass) - 2016 Schlumberger Gruner Veltliner from Austria getting 96 points and a double gold.

Rose Wine of the Year - BTG (By The Glass) - 2019 Sin Banderas from United States winning 97 points and best rose by the bottle and by the glass along with double gold medal.

If you have your wine list by varietals, here are the top wines by varietal that are recommended (Click here)

Cabernet Sauvignon - 2017 Ehlers Estate 1886, Cabernet Sauvignon from United States

Chardonnay - 2018 Cannonball ELEVEN, Chardonnay from United States

Pinot Noir - 2014 Kalaris, Pinot Noir from United States

Merlot - 2013 Cuvelier Los Andes Merlot from Argentina

Shiraz/Syrah - 2018 Kirrihill E.B's The Squire Clare Shiraz from Australia

Sauvignon Blanc - 2019 Chaleur Blanc Sauvignon Blanc from United States

Zinfandel - 2018 Angels & Cowboys Proprietary Red from United States

Riesling - 2017 Long Shadows Vintners - Poet's Leap Riesling from United States

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