The WineGB Awards 2020 has been a little different this year... but just as exciting as ever!
Showcasing one of the world’s most exciting wine regions, the calibre of judges and competition partners make the WineGB Awards the major competition for Great Britain’s wines and wine producers.
The judging took place in July, with a reduced judging panel comprising Co-Chairs Susie Barrie MW and Oz Clarke MBE, and Rebecca Palmer, wine buyer of Corney & Barrow, tasting through a record number of wines and in very different circumstances to the normal tasting set up. With strict COVID-19 measures in place the three judges deliberated all 281 entries over 5 days.
Whether a wine qualifies for a medal depends on how many points it is ultimately given by the judging panel. Find out what each medal means on our WineGB Awards 2020 highlights 💥
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Co-Chair, Susie Barrie:
“There are some very strong winners, both sparkling and still wines, in all categories. It was particularly pleasing to see new producers competing alongside long-established ones, proving that the UK is an ever-growing and hugely exciting region to watch. Congratulations to every single medal winner, you can feel very proud of what you have achieved.”
Co-Chair, Oz Clarke:
“For once Susie and I had the chance to taste every wine. It made such a difference to our understanding of what is happening north to south, east to west. I feel I have learned so much about our exciting and vibrant Great British Wine world from this week of judging.”
We have also been generously supported by the following who have sponsored our Trophies: