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The Results For 2022 Sommeliers Choice Awards Are Now Out!

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24/06/2022 The highly anticipated winners of the 2022 Sommeliers Choice Awards are out now!

The fourth edition of the Sommeliers Choice Awards, organized by the Beverage Trade Network where wines are judged by Award-Winning Sommeliers, Wine Directors and On-Premise Wine Experts, is pleased to announce the Winners of the 2022 Sommeliers Choice Awards Competition. 

The Sommeliers Choice Awards Competition aims to provide on-premise buyers and sommeliers a valuable benchmark for understanding which wines would make a compelling addition to their wine list. The competition prides itself on its unique value offering that it gives wine brands around the world for the American on-premise market. 


The judging panel of the Sommeliers Choice Awards consisted of some of the best Sommeliers, Master Sommeliers, On-premise Wine Buyers, and Wine Directors at U.S. restaurants, bars, pubs, and clubs. The top two questions that sommeliers will be attempting to answer as they judge wines is: “Would we stock this?” and “Will the consumer buy the 2nd glass”.

Michael Bowles, Sake Buyer at Wally's Fine Wine, Spirits & Gourmet Market; Wes Box, Winemaker at All points West, James Bube MS, Wine Director at Hogsalt; Joshua Decolongon, Sommelier and Co-Founder at Endless West, SF; Mark Guillaudeu, Beverage Director at Commis; Luke Kenning, Wine Director at Farallon Restaurant SF; Rachel Lowe, Director of Beverage for Levy Restaurants, Chicago; Tiffany Tobey, Sommelier at Carbone, Dallas, TX; Beki Miller, Sommelier and Production Manager for Master the World; Hunter Hammett, Award-Winning Sommelier, Wine Judge & Wine Educator; Morgan Harris MS, Master Sommelier; Emily Carlson, Award Winning Sommelier at DaVero Farms & Winery, are just a few of the highly regarded names who featured on the judging panel.

The competition’s judging process begins with a blind taste test followed by an effective scoring system and finally awarded a score out of 100. Each winner at the Sommeliers Choice Awards is decided based on the following judging formula:

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

A wine scored 96 points and above is awarded Double Gold, 90-95 points get Gold, 80-89 points get Silver, and 70-79 points get Bronze award.

The Top Winners at the 2022 Sommeliers Choice Awards:

Wine of the Year

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

-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

Best Wines by Country Award Winners:

-United States: Ehlers Estate 1886

-France: Grand Ardeche Chardonnay 2019

-Australia: Beresford Grand Reserve Shiraz

-Italy: Marchese Manodori

-Spain: Carlos San Pedro Perez De Viñaspre 2016

-Argentina: Kaiken Ultra Malbec 2019

-Portugal: Monte Cascas Colheita Douro DOC White 2020

-Brazil: Salton Brut Rosé

-Moldova: Ice Wine Traminer - Muscat Ottonel 2016

-South Africa: Candide

Best Wines by Varietal Winners:

-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

The full list of medal winners can be viewed on the Sommeliers Choice Awards website.

Beverage Trade Network (BTN) is a global media and B2B networking platform servicing suppliers, buyers and beverage professionals in the global beverage industry. BTN also owns BevRoute, a magazine for Importers and Distributors and runs a lineup of trade shows around the world which includes USA Trade Tasting in New York,  IBWSS UK in London, IBWSS USA in San Francisco, IBWSS China in Shanghai, ABID Conference in the USA. Beverage Trade Network also owns and runs the London Wine Competition, London Beer Competition, London Spirits Competition, and USA Wine Ratings. 

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