Swirled, Sniffed and Sipped!

Introducing the Gilmours International Wine Competition Top 20 Wines

Gilmours launched its inaugural International Wine Competition to recognise quality, affordable international wines in New Zealand.

The Top 20 Wine Selection

A panel of expert judges swirled, sniffed, sipped, tasted, and then debated to bring you the Gilmours Top 20 Wine Selection. This competition was developed for Gilmours members – so you can feel confident adding a new wine to your existing wine list.

A two-day judging event took place in March and the Top 20 winning wines were awarded gold medals. Emma Jenkins MW chaired the event with an independent panel of wine judges experienced in International Wine.  This was made up of Sam Kim (Wine Orbit) and Simon Nunns (Consulting Winemaker) and was run by Chief Steward Jo Gear.

This year 188 wines entered the inaugural competition, made up of 25 wine varieties from 8 Countries. All wines had to wholesale for under $25 wholesale a bottle.

The Top 20 wines were then celebrated at the new Foodstuffs home at The Landing. Wines were sampled and paired with canapés while guests were able to speak to suppliers and learn how to create a memorable wine list.

Check out all the action from the Top 20 event below.

Plus, you can read our interview with Master of Wine, Emma Jenkins here.

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