At the 4th edition of the London Wine Competition, which took place in London on March 17th 2021, Deux Six Wines’ portfolio won a total of 8 medals, an ultimate seal of approval in the global wine industry. 8 of our Champagnes scored highly in the judging criteria of quality, value and packaging to receive this honour.
Philippe Glavier came out on top with an outstanding Gold Medal for Folie d’Cramant 2012 but also the revered award of Best Chardonnay Wine and Best French Wine. An incredible result with a stunning 95 points scored, just 1 point off the overall winner and 1 of only 6 wines that scored 95 or above. It was also the only sparkling wine to feature in those 6 highest scores too.
We entered 8 cuvées in to the competition and all 8 were awarded a silver medal or higher. A huge congratulations and thanks to our producers who participated and well done on the following medals.
Philippe Glavier – Folie d’Cramant 2012 – GOLD MEDAL
Voirin Jumel – Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs NV – GOLD MEDAL
Voirin Jumel – Cuvée 555 – SILVER MEDAL
Philippe Glavier – Genesis – SILVER MEDAL
JP Secondé – Blanc de Noirs Grand Cru NV – SILVER MEDAL
Salmon – AS – SILVER MEDAL
Gamet – Rive Gauche – SILVER MEDAL
Gamet – Caractéres – SILVER MEDAL
The London Wine Competition intends to commend and award those wines that drinkers would enjoy drinking either from the wine list of a London restaurant or from a retail wine store. To achieve this the London Wine Competition looks at wines as a whole. Judges score wines for their quality, the expertise and capability they are made with. They also include two other essential factors - the value the wine offers and its packaging. It is this combination that gives wines peer, buyer and sommelier accreditation adding a feather in the cap for winners.
Sid Patel, CEO of event organiser Beverage Trade Network, says, “A wine is more than just a drink, it is a whole experience. That is why the London Wine Competition is designed for Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and experienced buyers to evaluate wines the way wine drinkers do. Yes, they analyse the quality of the wines thoroughly; they are then asked to judge and award marks based on the value and packaging of the wine.”
The judging panel at the competition is made up of Masters of Wine, Sommeliers and Master Sommeliers from some of London’s finest restaurants and buyers and traders with extensive commercial buying responsibility. Entrants to the London Wine Competition may be assured that their wines were judged for the whole product, not solely for the liquid inside.
Judges from both restaurants and retail stores indicate that customers like wine not only to taste great but also to look attractive and offer good value. They would like to offer their costumes wines that succeed in all three fronts. No longer does the ‘cellar’ label suffice as a mark of the winemaker’s personal quality.
Wines were judged on the basis of three primary criteria – quality, value and packaging – and then scored on a 100-point scale. Wines that scored 90+ points were awarded Gold medals, those that scored 76 to 89 points are awarded Silver medals, whilst Bronze medals were awarded to wines that score between 65 and 75.
If you would like to contact us about any of our award-winning Champagnes for your establishment please get in touch. We are currently hosting trade tastings across the UK should you wish to get involved!
About the London Wine Competition
The London Wine Competition is one of the leading international wine competitions of its kind that rates wines by quality, value and packaging. The organizers of the event are Beverage Trade Network, which organizes wine industry events around the world. The competition happens annual in London every year. For more information, please see: www.londonwinecompetition.com