The 2016 New World Wine Awards Top 50 wines are more popular than ever, with several already close to selling out just 10 days after the results were announced.
Jim Harré, chair of the independent expert judging panel, says each wine entered in the competition must have at least 5,000 bottles available for sale, so there is good availability of the award-winning wines.
“Given that all wines entered must also be priced under $25, and the increasing recognition among wine lovers of the calibre of this influential wine show, it’s not surprising that these award-winning wines are proving so popular,” says Harré.
The Champion Chardonnay, Clearview Estate Beachhead Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2015 and the Champion Single Red Varietal, Sandalford Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 and five other Gold Medal-winning wines are now very low in stock nationwide.
This year there were 1,319 entries in the New World Wine Awards. The 13-strong independent panel of wine experts who judged the wines using the same internationally recognised points system as all other major wine shows, awarded 88 Gold, 192 Silver and 499 Bronze medals. The best wines in each category were then re-tasted to determine the Champion wine of each key varietal.
See the November edition of The Shout in FMCG Business for more information on the 2016 New World Wine Awards.