SWA is the only competition to be aimed solely at the on-trade. Judged by a top panel of leading sommeliers and on-trade drinks buyers, the competition rewards the best wines available to restaurants, bars and hotels in the UK and beyond. SWA judges are required to be working in the on-trade, whether it’s as a sommelier or wine buyer in a restaurant/hotel, or as a consultant developing wine lists.
Famille Carabello-Baum Bourgogne Chardonnay 2015: Silver medal
According to Gymkhana Restaurant’s Valentin Radosav, there was ‘good, ripe fruit here, with some melon and pineapple, along with a nice honeyed richness on the mid-palate’, adding that this was ‘drinking now’.
About 2019 Sommelier Wine Awards
Sommelier Wine Awards is Britain’s only on-trade wine competition, focusing entirely on wines aimed at the on-trade. Judges include Master Sommeliers and Masters of Wine, and all are involved with either buying or serving wine, or consulting to the industry.