For the 18th time, wines from all over the world were judged by the leading wine experts at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA). The number of wines examined this year is once again impressive, a total of 18,094 drops were tasted, of which over 3,300 wines from Italy alone.
The Decanter was founded in London in 1975. The best-known authors, some of them Masters of Wine, write for the opinion-forming medium, including Jancis Robinson, Peter Mc Combie or Michael Broadbent. Italy is covered by several authors, recently led by Ian D'Agata and Chris Mercer, as well as some wine journalists based in Italy. In addition to various regional rankings and the election of the Top 50 Wine-People, the annual Decanter World Wine Award is one of the most prestigious wine competitions in the world.
Numerous tasters from all over the world, including many Masters of Wine and Master Sommeliers and often the leading experts in their field in their country, blind taste more than 18,000 wines each year in this high-profile competition. Judging is divided into categories, initially based on region – for example, Champagne is judged by a panel of Champagne experts.
The tasters know the region, the style and the price range, but they do not know the winemaker. They then compare notes on the wine and come to a consensus with their colleagues on the points and medals for each wine. The medal categories correspond to the 100-point rating system used by Decanter and many of the world's top wine critics.
The Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) are undisputedly among the most influential wine competitions in the world and the tasting notes are considered must-reads, not only among enthusiasts. In this section you will find a selection of the best wines from this year's competition, which not only caught the eye of the jury. SUPERIORE.DE