• CSWWC Virtual Awards 2021: Best in Class Medal Winners

    The Buyer has once again teamed up with the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships – the only global event dedicated to the two categories – to announce the winners for the 2021 event. Throughout the week we will be revealing the different medal and trophy winners starting today with the Best in Class certificates that represent the stand out Gold medal winning entries in their category. Over the course of the next few days we will also be announcing Regional Trophy winners, National Trophy awards and World Champion and Special Trophy winners.

    The Buyer has once again teamed up with the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships – the only global event dedicated to the two categories – to announce the winners for the 2021 event. Throughout the week we will be revealing the different medal and trophy winners starting today with the Best in Class certificates that represent the stand out Gold medal winning entries in their category. Over the course of the next few days we will also be announcing Regional Trophy winners, National Trophy awards and World Champion and Special Trophy winners.

    mm By November 22, 2021

    The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships (CSWWC) kicks off its Virtual Ceremony week with the announcement of the Best in Class winners that are awarded to the best performing wine from their respective category.

    It has been another record breaking year for the CSWWC with over 1,000 Champagnes and sparkling wines entered into the competition from 30 countries around the world. It makes judging the awards harder every year as the quality and range of wines entered goes up every year too.

    That job goes to awards founder Tom Stevenson, Essi Avellan MW, who has been with the competition since it started, George Markus, Hungary’s leading expert on Champagne and this year’s reserve judge chef and expert wine consultant, Roger Jones. Between them they have awarded 139 Gold and 268 Silver medals to producers in 19 countries.

    Stevenson says seeing a marked increase each year in entries is vital to the success of the awards programme, this is not because he wants to simply increase the number of entries, but as he explains: “It is not only our mission to promote world class wines, but also to discover and reward new and exciting wines from established and emerging regions across the world, for example, we were particularly pleased to see entries from Japan this year with one producer winning a silver medal.”

    He adds: “Last year was memorable for obvious reasons, but who could have imagined at the start of 2020 that we would still be battling a pandemic in 2021, even though we were even less sure of finding a single working vaccine. Yet we have attracted more than 1,000 entries of extraordinary quality into our niche competition for the second year running.”

    Best in Class Medal Winners 2021

    You can watch the awards ceremony for the Best in Class awards here.

     

    Best in Class Medal Winners 2021

    Australia

    Best in Class Australian Blanc de Blancs
    Bream Creek Vineyard 2015 Blanc de Blancs

    Best in Class Australian Non-Vintage Brut
    Swift NV Cuvée

    Best in Class Australian Vintage Brut


    Chandon 2015 Vintage Brut

    Best in Class Australian Magnum
    House of Arras 2008 Grand Vintage in Magnum

    Best in Class Australian Rosé
    Clover Hill 2016 Exceptionnelle Vintage Rose

     

    New Zealand

    Best in Class New Zealand Blanc de Blancs
    No.1 Family Estate NV Cuvee No.1

    Best in Class New Zealand Vintage Brut
    Hunter’s Wines 2016 Mirumiru Reserve

     

    Bulgaria

    Best in Class Bulgarian Blanc de Blancs

    Midalidare Estate Non-Vintage Gold in Magnum

    Best in Class Bulgarian Magnum

    Midalidare Estate Non-Vintage Gold in Magnum

     

    California 

    Best in Class Californian Non-Vintage Blanc de Blancs
    Chandon NV By The Bay

    Best in Class Californian Non-Vintage Rosé
    Chandon NV Rose Signature

    Best in Class Californian Vintage Rosé
    Caraccioli Cellars 2015 Brut Rosé

     

    Canada 

    Best in Class Canadian Rosé

    Two Sisters Vineyards Non-Vintage Lush Sparkling Rosé

     

    Hungary 

    Best in Class Hungarian NV

     Sauska NV Brut

     

    Romania 

    Best in Class Romanian Blanc de Blancs
    Carassia NV Blanc de Blancs in Magnum

    Best in Class Romanian Magnum


    Carassia NV Blanc de Blancs in Magnum

    Best in Class Romanian Non-Vintage Brut
    Carassia NV Classic in Magnum

    Best in Class Romanian Rosé
    Carassia NV Rosé

     

    Italy

    Best in Class Alto Adige Vintage Brut
    Kettmeir 2015 Pas Dosé

    Best in Class Alto Adige Brut Nature
    Kettmeir 2015 Pas Dosé

    Best in Class Lambrusco Red Frizzante Non-Vintage Secco
    Cantina Settecani NV Vini del Re Grasparossa

    Best in Class Lambrusco Red Frizzante Vintage Secco
    Chiarli 1860 2020 Villa Cialdini Grasparossa

    Best in Class Lambrusco Red Frizzante Semisecco
    Cantine Riunite NV Biologico “Righi”

    Best in Class Organic Lambrusco
    Cantine Riunite NV Biologico “Righi”

    Best in Class Lambrusco Red Frizzante Amabile
    Cantina Settecani NV Tradizione Amabile

    Prosecco

    Prosecco’s reputation grows every year

    Best in Class Prosecco Vintage Brut
    Andreola 2020 Dirupo Brut

    Best in Class Prosecco Non-Vintage Brut
    Valdo NV Cuvée di Boj

    Best in Class Prosecco Non-Vintage Extra-Dry

    Le Fade NV Extra Dry

    Best in Class Prosecco Vintage Extra-Dry
    Follador di Rossi 2020 Extra Dry

    Best in Class Prosecco Dry
    Andreola 2020 Vigna Ochera Rive di Rolle

     

    Spain

    Best in Class Corpinnat Vintage Brut
    Gramona 2015 Imperial

    Best Corpinnat Organic Sparkling Wine
    Gramona 2015 Imperial

    Cava

    Cava again performed well in CSWWC

    Best in Class Cava Non-Vintage Brut
    Freixenet NV Cordon Negro Brut in Magnum

    Best in Class Cava Magnum
    Freixenet NV Cordon Negro Brut in Magnum

    Best in Class Cava Non-Vintage Rosé
    Vilarnau NV  Rosé Delicat Brut Reserva Organic

    Best in Class Organic Cava
    Vilarnau NV Rosé Delicat Brut Reserva Organic

    England

    Best in Class English Blanc de Blancs
    Squerryes 2016 Squerryes Blanc de Blancs

    Best in Class English Vintage Brut
    Squerryes 2016 Squerryes Brut in Magnum

    Best in Class English Rosé


    Digby Fine English Non-Vintage Leander Pink

    Trentodoc

    Best in Class Trentodoc Non-Vintage Rosé
    Ferrari Non-Vintage Maximum Rosé

    Best in Class Trentodoc Vintage Rosé
    Maso Martis 2014 Rosé  in Magnum

    Best in Class Sicilian Blanc de Blancs,
    Azienda Agricola G. Milazzo Non-Vintage Nature – V1

    Best in Class Sicilian Brut Nature
    Azienda Agricola G. Milazzo Non-Vintage Nature – V1

    Best in Class Organic Sicilian
    Azienda Agricola G. Milazzo Non-Vintage Nature – V1

    Best in Class Sicilian Blanc de Noirs
    Azienda Agricola G. Milazzo 2011 Federico II in Magnum

    Best in Class Sicilian Magnum
    Azienda Agricola G. Milazzo 2011 Federico II in Magnum

    Best in Class Trentodoc Non-Vintage Blanc de Blancs
    Ferrari Non-Vintage Brut

    Trentodoc offers cool cllimate sparkling wine from northern Italy

    Best in Class Trentodoc Vintage Blanc de Blancs
    Ferrari 2014 Perlé in Magnum

    Best in Class Organic Trentodoc
    Ferrari 2014 Perlé in Magnum

    Best in Class Trentodoc Magnum
    Ferrari 2014 Perlé in Magnum

    Best in Class Trentodoc Blanc de Noirs
    Ferrari 2012 Perlé Nero in Magnum

    Best in Class Trentodoc Brut Nature
    Ferrari 2012 Perlé Nero in Magnum

    Best in Class Trentodoc Vintage Brut
    Borgo dei Posseri 2017 Tananai

     

    Franciacorta

    Franciacorta is one of the world’s leading sparkling wine regions

    Best in Class Franciacorta Non-Vintage Blanc de Blancs
    Fratelli Berlucchi NV Brut 25 in Magnum

    Best in Class Franciacorta Vintage Blanc de Blancs
    Ugo Vezzoli 2015 Extra Brut Limited Edition

    Best in Class Franciacorta Brut Nature
    Vigneti Cenci NV Zero Pas Dosé

    Best in Class Franciacorta Non-Vintage Brut
    Lantieri de Paratico Non-Vintage Extra Brut

    Best in Class Franciacorta Vintage Brut
    Ca’ del Bosco 2011 Annamaria Clementi in Magnum

    Best in Class Franciacorta Brut Nature
    Ca’ del Bosco 2011 Annamaria Clementi in Magnum

    Best in Class Franciacorta Non-Vintage Rosé
    Guido Berlucchi NV 61 Rosé in Magnum

    Best in Class Franciacorta Vintage Rosé
    Ca’ del Bosco 2011 Annamaria Clementi Rosé

    Best in Class Blanc de Blancs
    Bouvet Ladubay 2019 Blanc de Blancs Crémant de Loire Brut

    Best in Class Non-Vintage Brut
    Bouvet Ladubay Non-Vintage Excellence Crémant de Loire Brut

    Champagne 

    Best in Class Non-Deluxe Champagne Blanc de Blancs
    Palmer & Co Non-Vintage Blanc de Blancs in Magnum

    Best in Class Non-Deluxe Champagne Magnum
    Palmer & Co Non-Vintage Blanc de Blancs in Magnum

    Best in Class Non-Deluxe Champagne Vintage Blanc de Blancs
    Ayala 2014 Le Blanc de Blancs

    Best in Class Deluxe Champagne Vintage Blanc de Blancs
    Dom Ruinart 2009 Blanc de Blancs

    Best in Class Non-Deluxe Champagne Non-Vintage Blanc de Noirs
    Palmer & Co Non-Vintage Blanc de Noirs

    Best in Class Non-Deluxe Champagne Vintage Blanc de Noirs
    Thiénot 2010 Cuvée Garance in Magnum

    Best in Class Non-Deluxe Champagne Non-Vintage Brut
    Louis Roederer NV Collection 242

    Best in Class Non-Deluxe Champagne Vintage Brut
    Louis Roederer 2013 Brut Vintage in Magnum

    Best in Class Deluxe Champagne Vintage Brut
    Rare Champagne 2008 Brut

    Best in Class Single Vineyard Champagne
    Pommery 2004 Clos Pompadour in Magnum

    Best in Class Non-Deluxe Champagne Non-Vintage Rosé
    Henriot NV Rosé in Magnum

    Best in Class Non-Deluxe Champagne Vintage Rosé
    Louis Roederer 2012 Brut Rosé in Magnum

    Best in Class Deluxe Champagne Vintage Rosé
    Dom Ruinart 2004 Rosé in Magnum

    Best in Class Deluxe Champagne Magnum
    Dom Ruinart 2004 Rosé in Magnum

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