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Wine Champions 2021: Tasting Videos

Get the inside track on some of the best and brightest bottles, thanks to our expert buyers.

What does it take to make a Wine Champion? In these tasting videos, our buyers discuss some of the bottles that rose above the rest in our 700-wine blind tasting.

Red Wine Champions 2021

Including trio of Greek winners, an Austrian star with the name to prove it, fantastic bargains from Australia and Portugal.

Saumur Rouge ‘Les Plantagenêts' Cabernet Franc 2018

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Saumur Rouge ‘Les Plantagenêts' Cabernet Franc 2018 in a nutshell by buyer Joanna Locke MW.

Heidi Schröck & Söhne 'Wine Champion' Blaufränkisch, Burgenland 2020

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Why Heidi Schröck & Söhne 'Wine Champion' Blaufränkisch, Burgenland 2020 stands out, according to buyer for Austria, Freddy Bulmer

Xinomavro Jeunes Vignes Thymiopoulos 2019

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Buyer Matthew Horsley on Xinomavro Jeunes Vignes, Thymiopoulos 2019.

Nemea Grand Cruvee Agiorgitiko Domaine Skouras 2016

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Buyer Matthew Horsley puts Nemea Grande Cuvée Agiorgitiko, Domaine Skouras 2016 through its paces.

Rapsani Terra Petra, Thymiopoulos 2018

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Buyer Matthew Horsley on Rapsani Terra Petra, Thymiopoulos 2018.

Victory Hotel Australian Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

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Buyer for Australia, Freddy Bulmer, puts Victory Hotel Australian Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 through its paces.

Glenelly Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch 2017

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Joanna Locke MW tells us about Glenelly Glass Collection Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch 2017.

The Society's Exhibition Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

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Why The Society's Exhibition Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020 stands out, according to buyer for New Zealand, Freddy Bulmer

d'Arenberg Coppermine Road McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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Why d'Arenberg Coppermine Road McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 stands out, according to buyer for Australia, Freddy Bulmer.

d'Arenberg Coppermine Road McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Australia Cabernet Sauvignon
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Alongside two whites, this bold, structured Aussie red represents a Wine Cham...
Price:£37.00 Bottle
Price:£222.00 Case of 6

Cruz de Piedra Garnacha, Calatayud 2019

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Director of Wine and buyer for Spain, Pierre Mansour, puts Cruz de Piedra Garnacha, Calatayud 2019 through its paces.

Glorioso Reserva, Rioja 2016

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Director of Wine and buyer for Spain, Pierre Mansour, tells us about Glorioso Reserva, Rioja 2016.

Muga Reserva, Rioja 2017

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Muga Reserva, Rioja 2017 in a nutshell by Director of Wine and buyer for Spain, Pierre Mansour.

La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva, Rioja 2012

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Why La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva, Rioja 2012 stands out according to Director of Wine and buyer for Spain, Pierre Mansour.

The Society's Portuguese Red, Península de Setúbal 2020

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Joanna Locke MW on The Society's Portuguese Red, Península de Setúbal 2020.

Aslina by Ntsiki Biyela 'Umsasane', Western Cape 2017

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Why Aslina by Ntsiki Biyela 'Umsasane', Western Cape 2017 stands out, according to buyer Joanna Locke MW.

White Wine Champions 2021

Get a flavour of this year’s winning whites, from show-stealing under-£10 Vinho Verde to fine Margaret River chardonnay.

Ponte de Lima Loureiro Vinho Verde 2020

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Joanna Locke MW puts Ponte de Lima Loureiro, Vinho Verde 2020 through its paces.

Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine sur Lie, Château L'Oiselinière de la Ramée, Chéreau-Carré 2018

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Buyer Joanna Locke MW tells us about Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine sur Lie, Château L'Oiselinière de la Ramée, Chéreau-Carré 2018.

Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine sur Lie, Château L'Oiselinière de la Ramée, Chéreau-Carré 2018

France Muscadet
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A vivid reminder of the unparalleled joys of good Muscadet, a style that dese...
Price:£8.95 Bottle
Price:£107.00 Case of 12

The Society’s Exhibition Sancerre 2020

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Why The Society’s Exhibition Sancerre 2020 stands out, according to buyer Joanna Locke MW.

The Society's Grüner Veltliner 2020

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The Society's Grüner Veltliner 2020 in a nutshell by buyer for Austria, Freddy Bulmer.

Anna's Way Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2020

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Why Anna's Way Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2020 stands out according to our buyer for New Zealand, Freddy Bulmer.

Grove Mill Marlborough Chardonnay 2019

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Buyer for New Zealand, Freddy Bulmer, tells us about Grove Mill Marlborough Chardonnay 2019

Robert Oatley Finisterre Margaret River Chardonnay 2018

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Buyer for Australia, Freddy Bulmer, on Robert Oatley Finisterre Margaret River Chardonnay 2018

Fefiñanes Albariño, Rías Baixas 2020

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Fefiñanes Albariño, Rías Baixas 2020 in a nutshell by Director of Wine and buyer for Spain, Pierre Mansour.

Rosé Wine Champions 2021

Discover two deliciously different styles from the most successful rosé tasting in the 21-year history of Wine Champions.

Rosé de Loire Pure Famille Bougrier 2020

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Rosé de Loire 'Pure Loire', Famille Bougrier 2020 in a nutshell by Joanna Locke MW.

Senorio de Sarria Rosado Navarra 2020

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Director of Wine and buyer for Spain, Pierre Mansour, tells us about Señorio de Sarrίa Rosado, Navarra 2020.

Sparkling Champions 2021

Find out more about four homegrown heroes in a tasting that was full of English sparkling success, along with our great-value Cava.

The Grange, Hampshire Brut

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Buyer Matthew Horsley puts The Grange, Hampshire Classic Brut NV through its paces.

The Grange, Hampshire Classic Brut NV

England Chardonnay
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England’s exceptional showing this year is testament to remarkably speedy pro...
Price:£34.00 Bottle
Price:£204.00 Case of 6

Nyetimber Classic Cuvee 2009

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Why Nyetimber Brut Classic Cuvée, Sussex 2009 stands out according to buyer Matthew Horsley.

Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs 2016

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Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs, Kent 2016 in a nutshell by buyer Matthew Horsley.

Hambledon Premiere Cuvee Brut NV

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Buyer Matthew Horsley tells us about Hambledon Première Cuvée Brut, Hampshire NV.

The Society's Cava Reserva Brut

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Director of Wine and buyer for Spain, Pierre Mansour, on The Society's Cava Reserva Brut NV

The Society's Cava Reserva Brut NV

Spain
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For the second year in a row, some of the loftiest scores were bestowed upon ...
Price:£8.95 Bottle
Price:£53.50 Case of 6

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