By Jim Boyce
The results of the China Wine Challenge were announced in a ballroom ceremony last week in Shanghai although the country’s vino-guzzling masses are still waiting for them to be posted on the official bilingual website. Luckily, an acquaintance at the event — who basically said that if the wines had as long a finish as the speeches, it would have caused the 100-point scale to explode — informed me that:
- The trophy for best Chinese red wine went to Silver Heights Family Reserve 2010.
- The trophy for best Chinese white wine went to Grace Vineyard Tasyaâ€™s Reserve Chardonnay 2010.
This was confirmed by a “Trophy Wines Subscription Form” forwarded to me today, which allows people to buy the winners in the China Wine Challenge by the case. Hopefully, the good stuff isn’t all gone before the results are published on the web site. Anyway, the other trophy winners listed:
- New World White:Â Casillero del Diablo Chardonnay 2011
- OldÂ WorldÂ White: ChansonÂ Pernand-Vergelesses LesÂ CaradeuxÂ 1erÂ CruÂ 2008
- NewÂ WorldÂ White: Lawsonâ€™sÂ DryÂ HillsÂ MarlboroughÂ SauvignonÂ BlancÂ 2011
- SweetÂ Wine: PlanetaÂ PassitoÂ DiÂ NotoÂ 2009
- OldÂ WorldÂ RedÂ Wine: RiscalÂ GrandÂ ReservaÂ 2001
- Champagne/SparklingÂ Wine: ChampagneÂ BaronsÂ deÂ RothschildÂ BrutÂ NV
- ValueÂ NewÂ WorldÂ Red: NortonÂ BarrelÂ SelectÂ MerlotÂ 2008
- Value Old World Red: Ruffino Chianti Classico DOCG 2010
- New World Red Wine: Craggy Range Te Muna Road Pinot Noir 2009
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