Category Archives: Wine judging

Wine tasting bunkum?

Following the publication of most of the 2012 wine competitions I took a look at the results for English Wines. Many people had commented to me pointing to discrepancies in results between competitions. Having previously said I’d favour replicated tastings, … Continue reading

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Awards for English Wines 2012 – consolidated

Consolidated English Wine results for 2012. One thing which struck me when studying wine sensory evaluation last year was that to do a tasting properly, surely replicated judgings should be employed. Well, no large competition has yet found itself sufficiently … Continue reading

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SEWOTY 2012 – results

Having been asked to be a judge for this year’s South East Wines of the Year awards, I was seated at the “judges table” for this evening’s awards dinner – all rather odd with the judges sitting in a row … Continue reading

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Awards for English Wines 2012

(Consolidated list with all awards is here. Or see my later post here.) Today saw the announcement of winners by several big international wine awards bodies. English & Welsh Wines won a fair few awards, so I though I’d summarise … Continue reading

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And the South East wine of the year 2012 is . . .

I was lucky enough today to have been asked to judge in the 2012 South East Wines of the Year competition. This was on the basis of my having come top in a tasting exam at college (“better lucky than … Continue reading

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Judgement of Parsons Green

This week Stephen Skelton ran the second annual “Judgement of Parson’s Green” to test some English sparkling wines against a handful of international peers. The results are very interesting and very positive for English Sparkling wine. He’s also written an … Continue reading

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Effervescents du Monde – feedback on my judging

Because it’s a very serious affair, all Effervescents du Monde judges are given feedback on their judging after the event. Such tastings are a tricky affairs: it’s all too easy to assign meaning to results where there is none, for … Continue reading

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