Sommeliers Choice Awards, organized by the Beverage Trade Network, is one of the leading wine competitions in the USA. The competition aims to provide on-premise buyers and sommeliers a valuable benchmark for understanding which wines would make a compelling addition to a wine list.

The judging panel at the competition is one of a kind, composed of some of the top Award-Winning Sommeliers, Master Sommeliers, On-Premise Wine Buyers, and Wine Directors at U.S. restaurants, bars, pubs, and clubs.

The Sommeliers Choise Awards judgement

A winner at the Sommeliers Choice Awards is decided based on the following judging formula and is awarded a score out of 100: 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 a Bronze award.

Top Winners at the 2022 Sommeliers Choice Awards

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.

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

Check the complete list on sommelierschoiceaward.com

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