The 100 Awesome Wines 2016 is available now to download.
The Association of Wine Educators has over 90 enthusiastic and knowledgeable members who are, in the words of Jancis Robinson OBE MW “...some of the most dedicated wine educators in the world.” Once a year they take time out of running trade fairs, wine clubs, wine tours and courses to create this ultimate guide for wine lovers, 100 Awesome Wines
The purpose of the list is to get people to broaden their wine horizons and encourage hem to try something new. This year four of our WES course tutors (Vivienne Franks, Pippa Hayward, John Ducker and Sandy Leckie) have contributed to the list.
There are new categories this year in the form of rose, sherry and sweet wine categories.
Here are a few tasters….
- In the under £10
White Wine Atlas Muller-Thurgau 2014, Germany: Asda £4.75 A really delicious white wine – dry, but not too dry – floral notes with a light, grapey ruitiness. (Trudy Welsh)
- Kuhlmann-Platz Riesling 2014 Cave de Hunawihr, Alsace, France: Majestic £8.99 Clean, precise, citrusy Riesling with the merest hint of sweetness. Alsace is all about balance. This is perfect. (Helen Savage).
- Chateau Malvina 2013 Bordeaux, France: Morrisons £7.00 An easydrinking juicy claret with flavours of red fruits, blackberries, a touch of blackcurrant and darker spice plus a whisper of classic Bordeaux pencil lead. (Sarah Rowlands)
- Sant’Ilia Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Melnik 2013, Thracia, Bulgaria: Waitrose £8.99 Delicious red and black fruit aromas and flavours with a peppery and spicy finish. This wine is suitable for vegans and vegetarians. (Vivienne Franks)
- Rioja ‘Glorioso’, Bodegas Palaccio,
Crianza, 2011, Spain:
The Wine Society £7.95 A soft, silky, fruity Rioja with just a hint of oak. Very modern in style but paying homage to traditional values.
Very moreish as a party drink, but much better with a selection of tapas or chargrilled meat. Amazing value for money – worth joining the Wine Society for a case of this alone.