A Summary of Wine Spectator’s 2022 “Grand Award” Winners

Wine Spectator has been honouring top international restaurants with extraordinary wine programs since 1981 with the “Grand Award.”  This award is granted to restaurants that show extraordinary commitment to wine service. The 2022 winners are profiled and listed alphabetically.  I highly recommend to all wine lovers and foodies that these global dining establishments should be on your wish list as you start travelling again!

Here is the full list of “Grand Award” winners:

https://www.winespectator.com/articles/snapshots-of-wine-spectator-s-grand-award-winners

 

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OIV Book Awards Review

I just finished reviewing a book for the 2022 OIV Awards

What is the OIV and The OIV Awards?

OIV is the “International Organisation for Vine and Wine” an intergovernmental organization for the wine sector with 48 member countries. The OIV Awards have been a reference in the vitivinicultural sector since 1930 and are a distinction set out in the OIV Rules of Procedure by an international Jury.  The Jury is composed of eminent personalities in the vitivinicultural world who represent the OIV Member Countries. There are 12 categories, as follows:

 Viticulture

 Sustainable Vitiviniculture

 Oenology

 Vitivinicultural Economy and/or Law

 History, Literature and/or Fine Arts

 Wine and Health

 Discovering and Presenting Wines

 Wines and Territories

 Wines and Gastronomy

 Monographs and Specialised Studies

 Symposia Proceedings, Dictionaries, Encyclopaedias,

Glossaries, Atlas, Textbooks

 Critical Edition

Stay tuned for the 2022 winners!!

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The “2021 World’s Most Admired Wine Brands” Announced

Now in its 12th year, The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands is a list of the 50 most admired wine producers from around the globe.

Drinks International polled wine professionals, journalists, educators and MWs in 48 different countries and asked them to make three votes from the list of previous winners or to put forward their own suggestions if the name is not on the list.

Some of the factors included:

The wine is of consistent or improving quality;

The wine reflects its region or country of origin;

The wine responds to the needs and tastes of its target audience;

The wine is well marketed and packaged; and

The wine has a strong appeal to a wide demographic.

Here is the list of the “Top Ten” 2021 Most Admired Wine Brands:

RANK/WINE BRAND/COUNTRY

1          Familia Torres – Spain

2          Bodega Cateña – Argentina

3          Vega Sicilia – Spain

4          Henschke – Australia

5          Concha y Toro – Chile

6          Penfolds – Australia

7          Domaine de la Romanée Conti – France

8          CVNE – Spain

9          Antinori – Italy

10        Chateau Musar – Lebanon

Drinks International editor Shay Waterworth states: “The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands 2022 showcases the most iconic, innovative and respected producers in the world.”

For further details:  http://surl.li/brjhd

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17 MW’s inducted to the Institute of Masters of Wine

This week 17 new Masters of Wine were inducted to the Institute of Masters of Wine at an awards ceremony in London.

Six MWs from the 2020 vintage inaugurated were, Beans Boughton MW (UAE), Jacqueline Cole Blisson MW (Canada), Heidi Iren Hansen MW (Norway), Annette Lacey MW (Australia), Geoffrey Moss MW (Canada) and Ross Wise MW (Canada).

Elevent MWs from the 2021 vintage were Claire Blackler MW (UK), James Doidge MW (UK), Gabriele Gorelli MW (Italy), Susan Lin MW (US), Moritz Nikolaus Lüeke MW (Germany), Álvaro Ribalta MW (Spain), Tze Sam MW (UK), Melissa Saunders MW (US), Kryss Speegle MW (US), Clare Tooley MW (US) and Siobhan Turner MW (UK). Michael Henley MW and Sophie Parker-Thomson MW, both based in New Zealand, were unable to attend.

Individual Awards:

Tze Sam MW received the Villa Maria Award for outstanding knowledge and understanding of viticulture.

Álvaro Ribalta MW received the Madame Bollinger Medal for outstanding tasting ability.

Sophie Parker-Thomson MW received The Quinta do Noval award for the best research paper “What is the relationship between the use of sulphur dioxide and biogenic amine levels in wine?”

Kryss Speegle MW received four awards: the IMW chair’s award for top performance in the business of wine paper; the Taransaud Tonnellerie award for excellent knowledge in the production and handling of wine; the Robert Mondavi Winery award for the best performance across all the theory papers; and the Austrian Wine outstanding achievement award for overall performance in all areas of the MW exam.

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Liz-palmer.com named one of the “22 Best Wine Blogs and Influencers to follow in 2022”

Absolute Winery “THANK YOU” for including me [www.liz-palmer.com] as one of the

“22 Best Wine Blogs and Influencers To Follow In 2022”

Full list here: https://www.absolutewinery.com/best-wine-blogs/

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