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.
Clos Marey-Monge Monopole 2016: Silver medal
‘Bright, briary fruit, with real concentration,’ began team leader Andres Ituarte, who thought that this was ‘a lovely wine, but it’s just not ready to drink yet’. ‘A very smart wine for a few years’ time,’ agreed fellow team leader Martin Lam.
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.