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 Pinot Noir 2015: Bronze medal
This had, according to Gymkhana Restaurant’s Valentin Radosav, ‘an attractive perfumed nose with a taut palate’.
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.