• Winners announced in People’s Choice Wine Awards 2023

    It was a busy time in Manchester last night as both the wine and spirits worlds came together to celebrate the best in their respective sectors with the results for both the People’s Choice Wine and People’s Choice Spirits Awards. The event continues to build momentum every year as founder and organisers, Janet Harrison and Judy Kendrick, bring more brands, producers, importers and retailers into the two competitions – the only major drinks awards that involves consumers in the judging process. Here are the full list of finalists and winners. 

    It was a busy time in Manchester last night as both the wine and spirits worlds came together to celebrate the best in their respective sectors with the results for both the People’s Choice Wine and People’s Choice Spirits Awards. The event continues to build momentum every year as founder and organisers, Janet Harrison and Judy Kendrick, bring more brands, producers, importers and retailers into the two competitions – the only major drinks awards that involves consumers in the judging process. Here are the full list of finalists and winners. 

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    For the full set of People’s Choice Wine Awards results see below and click here and for the full set of People’s Choice Spirits Awards see below or click here  .

    This year’s judging for the two awards took place in London and Manchester and involved over 150 people – the majority being wine and spirits consumers who, for the first time, sat alongside professionals to assess all the drinks entered together. This year saw a 20% increase in entries with a noticeable increase in submissions directly from producers, notably from Spain, with many of the country’s wines picking up awards.

    The night’s presenters: one third of The Three Drinkers Helena Nicklin and food and wine writer and presenter Matt White from Steph’s Packed Lunch, Channel 4. Pic copyright Phil Tragen 2022

    The medals are hard fought, as the PCDA only awards one bronze, one silver and one winners prize per category, so to even appear on the shortlist is an achievement in itself.  All the finalist and medal winning wines and spirits will appear on the PCDA’s unique Drinks Finder by the end of March.  This enables consumers to access wines and spirits, via an online search facility, curated by ‘drinking occasion’.  Each page contains an image of the bottle, box, can, consumer and professional judges’ feedback and a direct stockist link.  This year-round marketing tool for entrants is included within the entry fee.

    Highlights from the awards saw strong performances from Waitrose, Benchmark Drinks (particularly for the Kylie range) and Romania’s Cramele Recas, as well as some significant wins for smaller spirits producers, particularly those based in the UK.

    It is the consumer element that gives the People’s Choice Drinks Awards its edge and why its founder, Janet Harrison, believes it continues to grow year after year, becoming more relevant and important for wine and spirits suppliers to enter. Plus it is the only major drinks awards to take place in Manchester and, as she says. “we really do things differently here”.

    People’s Choice Wine & Spirits Awards Winners and Finalists

    Wine: Mindful Drinking: 7.5% or less alcohol

    Martini & Rossi, Asti, NV

    Submitted by: Waitrose

    Kylie Minogue 0% Sparkling Rosé, 2022

    Submitted by: Benchmark Drinks

    Sea Change Free

    Submitted by: 10 International

    Adria Vini, Italia Moscato, 2021

    Submitted by: Boutinot Wines

    Sarah Jessica Parker, ‘Sevenly’ Prosecco, 2021

    Submitted by: Invivo & Co

    Sarah Jessica Parker, ‘Sevenly’ Sauvignon Blanc, 2021

    Submitted by: Invivo & Co

    BRONZE: 

    Martini & Rossi, Asti, NV

    Submitted by: Waitrose

    SILVER:

    Sarah Jessica Parker, ‘Sevenly’ Prosecco, 2021

    Submitted by: Invivo & Co

    WINNER: 

    Kylie Minogue 0% Sparkling Rosé, 2022

    Submitted by: Benchmark Drinks

    The judging takes place for the People’s Choice Wine Awards in London. Photograph Steve Briggs

    Spirits: Alcohol Free Zone: Maximum ABV 0.5%

    Everleaf Forest

    Everleaf Marine

    Warner’s 0% Pink Berry 50cl

    Submitted by:  Waitrose

    Everleaf Mountain

    BRONZE: 

    Everleaf Marine

    SILVER:

    Warner’s 0% Pink Berry 50cl

    Submitted by:  Waitrose

    WINNER: 

    Everleaf Mountain

     

    Spirits: Light With Bite: 0.5-18% ABV

    Quarter G/N

    Savoia Americano Rosso

    Submitted by:  Casa Savoia

    NB No Bronze or silver awarded.

    WINNER: 

    Savoia Americano Rosso

    Submitted by:  Casa Savoia

     

    Back to Nature: Organic & biodynamic white wines

    Reyneke Organic Chenin Blanc, 2021

    Submitted by: Waitrose

    Gary Barlow Organic White, 2021

    Submitted by: Benchmark Drinks

    Cramele Recas, Orange Natural Wine, 2021

    BRONZE: 

    Cramele Recas, Orange Natural Wine, 2021

    SILVER:

    Gary Barlow Organic White, 2021

    Submitted by: Benchmark Drinks

    WINNER: 

    Reyneke Organic Chenin Blanc, 2021

    Submitted by: Waitrose

     

    Back to Nature: Organic & biodynamic red wines

    The Hedonist Shiraz, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 2020

    Submitted by: Waitrose

    Reyneke Organic Cornerstone, 2018

    Submitted by: Waitrose

    Bodegas Alceño, Amalinda Organic Monastrell, 2021

    Bodegas Alceño, My Pet Organic Monastrell, 2021

    Vinchio Vaglio, Organic – Barbera D’Asti DOCG Biologico, 2020

    BRONZE: 

    Bodegas Alceño, Amalinda Organic Monastrell, 2021

    SILVER:

    The Hedonist Shiraz, McLaren Vale, South Australia, 2020

    Submitted by: Waitrose

    WINNER: 

    Bodegas Alceño, My Pet Organic Monastrell, 2021

     

    Vegan Friendly: White and Red Wines 

    The Hidden Sea, Chardonnay, 2021

    Submitted by: Kingsland Drinks

    Wakefield Taylors Wine, Estate Pinot Gris, 2022

    Paso-Primero, Pasotismo Blanco, 2021

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Sauvignon Blanc, 2022

    Submitted by: Invivo & Co

    Yealands, Sauvignon Blanc 2022

    Majuelos de España, Pieza el Caidero, 2020

    Majuelos de España, Pieza el Coll, 2020

    NB – 2 SILVERS AND 2 WINNERS

    BRONZE: 

    Paso-Primero, Pasotismo Blanco, 2021

    SILVERS:

    Yealands, Sauvignon Blanc 2022 AND

    Majuelos de España, Pieza el Coll, 2020

    WINNERS: 

    The Hidden Sea, Chardonnay, 2021

    Submitted by: Kingsland Drinks

    and 

    Majuelos de España, Pieza el Caidero, 2020

     

    Drink Fairtrade: White and Rosé: Sponsored by the Fairtrade Foundation

    Bodega Argento, Artesano de Argento Organic Fairtrade White Malbec, 2022

    Cape Point Vineyards Sauvginon Blanc and Semillon, 2022

    HUN Sauvignon Blanc 25cl can, 2021

    Submitted by: Origin Wine

    Vergelegen, Octagon Sauvignon Blanc, 2022

    Submitted by: John E. Fells & Sons

    Origin Wine,  Stormhoek Moscato Rose Sparkling 5.5%

    BRONZE: 

    Vergelegen, Octagon Sauvignon Blanc, 2022

    Submitted by: John E. Fells & Sons

    SILVER:

    HUN Sauvignon Blanc 25cl can, 2021

    Submitted by: Origin Wine

    WINNER: 

    Cape Point Vineyards Sauvginon Blanc and Semillon, 2022

     

    Drink Fairtrade: Red: Sponsored by the Fairtrade Foundation

    Stellenrust, Waitrose Fairtrade Pinotage, 2021

    Bodega Argento, Artesano de Argento Organic Fairtrade Malbec – Cabernet Franc, 2020

    Submitted by: Grupo Avinea

    Co-op Irresistible Fairtrade Organic Malbec from La Riojana, 2020

    Origin Wine,  Stellenbosch, HUN Shiraz 25cl can, 2021

    Vergelegen, Octagon Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, 2019

    Submitted by: John E. Fells & Sons

    BRONZE: 

    Vergelegen, Octagon Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, 2019

    Submitted by: John E. Fells & Sons

    SILVER:

    Bodega Argento, Artesano de Argento Organic Fairtrade Malbec – Cabernet Franc, 2020

    Submitted by: Grupo Avinea

    WINNER: 

    Co-op Irresistible Fairtrade Organic Malbec from La Riojana, 2020

     

    Easy Weekday: Fizz

    Casa Vinicola Zonin, Waitrose Blueprint Prosecco, NV

    Bowlgrabber Cremant

    Vinchio Vaglio, , Castel del Mago Brut Piemonte DOC Pinot-Chardonnay, 2020

    Simonnet-Febvre, Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Blanc, NV

    Unity, Prosecco Rosé, NV

    Submitted by: Invivo & Co

    BRONZE: Bowlgrabber Cremant

    SILVER:

    Casa Vinicola Zonin, Waitrose Blueprint Prosecco, NV

    WINNER: 

    Simonnet-Febvre, Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Blanc, NV

     

    Easy Weekday: White

    Pontecabaleiros, Aurego, 2021

    Submitted by: Majuelos Iberia

    Howard Park, MadFish Sauvignon Blanc, 2022

    Submitted by: Benchmark Drinks

    Abbotts & Delaunay Chardonnay, 2021

    Submitted by: Badet Clement

    Casal Branco, Peter and the Wolf White, 2021

    Wakefield Taylors Wine, Promised Land Pinot Grigio, 2022

    Cramele Recas, Zana Sauvignon Blanc, 2021

    BRONZE: 

    Abbotts & Delaunay Chardonnay, 2021

    Submitted by: Badet Clement

    SILVER:

    Casal Branco, Peter and the Wolf White, 2021

    WINNER: 

    Cramele Recas, Zana Sauvignon Blanc, 2021

     

    Janet Harrison founder of the People’s Choice Wine Awards with her new partner for the business Judy Kendrick

    New to Market: Easy Weekday White: For Producers seeking UK representation

    Oui Wine, Sparkling White 

    José Maria da Fonseca, Periquita White, 2021

    Bodegas Godelia, Selección Parcela Machado de Godelia, 2019

    Submitted by: Majuelos Iberia

    Majuelos de España,  Val do Avia, 2021

    Sociedade Agrícola Boas Quintas, Morgado de Bucelas, 2021

    BRONZE: 

    José Maria da Fonseca, Periquita White, 2021

    SILVER:

    Sociedade Agrícola Boas Quintas, Morgado de Bucelas, 2021

    WINNER: 

    Majuelos de España,  Val do Avia, 2021

     

    Easy Weekday: Red 

    The Wanderer Malbec, 2021

    Submitted by: Off Piste Wines

    MGM Mondo del Vino, Waitrose Loved & Found Albarossa 2020 Piedmont, 2020

    Submitted by: Waitrose

    Bodegas Aragonesas, Campaneo Old Vines Garnacha, 2020

    Submitted by: Kingsland Drinks

    DFJ Vinhos, Coreto, 2020

    J Portugal Ramos, Marquês de Borba Colheita, 2021

    BRONZE: 

    DFJ Vinhos, Coreto, 2020

    SILVER:

    J Portugal Ramos, Marquês de Borba Colheita, 2021

    WINNER: 

    The Wanderer Malbec, 2021

    Submitted by: Off Piste Wines

     

    New To Market: Easy Weekday Red: For Producers seeking UK representation 

    Brockenchack Wine, Great Scott Sparkling Shiraz, NV

    Majuelos Colección Monte Obispo, 2018

    José Maria da Fonseca, Periquita Red, 2021

    La Magdalena, Rambilla Old Vines Tempranillo, 2019

    Submitted by: Majuelos Iberia

    Bodegas Bastida,Talma Tempranillo, 2020

    Submitted by: Majuelos Iberia

    BRONZE: 

    Majuelos Colección Monte Obispo, 2018

    SILVER:

    Bodegas Bastida,Talma Tempranillo, 2020

    Submitted by: Majuelos Iberia

    GOLD COMMENDATION:

    José Maria da Fonseca, Periquita Red, 2021

    WINNER: 

    La Magdalena, Rambilla Old Vines Tempranillo, 2019

    Submitted by: Majuelos Iberia

     

    Bargain Buys: Wines under £10: Sponsored by Mid-Week Wines

    Tierra de Cubas, Celsum, 2020

    Submitted by: Majuelos Iberia

    DFJ Vinhos, Portada Winemakers Selection, 2021

    Wakefield Taylors Wine, Promised Land Shiraz Cabernet, 2019

    Bodegas Aragonesas, Campaneo Old Vines Tempranillo, 2020

    Submitted by: Kingsland Drinks

    Cramele Recas, Zana Fetească Regală, 2021

    BRONZE: 

    DFJ Vinhos, Portada Winemakers Selection, 2021

    SILVER:

    Tierra de Cubas, Celsum, 2020

    Submitted by: Majuelos Iberia

    WINNER: 

    Cramele Recas, Zana Fetească Regală, 2021

    The closing date for the first standalone People’s Choice Spirits Awards is the end of October

    Rum: Easy Weekday

    Beach House Pink Spiced

    Submitted by:  SPIRIBAM

    Takamaka Extra Noir

    Submitted by:  LX PR

    Takamaka St Andre Extra Noir

    Submitted by:  LX PR

    BRONZE: 

    Beach House Pink Spiced

    Submitted by:  SPIRIBAM

    SILVER:

    Takamaka St Andre Extra Noir

    Submitted by:  LX PR

    WINNER: 

    Takamaka Extra Noir

    Submitted by:  LX PR

     

    Vodka: Easy Weekday

    Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka 70cl

    Submitted by:  Waitrose

    Royal Mash Vintage Vodka 2020

    Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka 

    BRONZE:

    Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka

    SILVER:

    Royal Mash Vintage Vodka 2020

    WINNER: 

    Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka 70cl

    Submitted by:  Waitrose

     

    Whisky: Easy Weekday: under £45 

    Coachbuilt Whisky

    Lighthouse Blended Scotch Whisky – Lightly Peated

    Submitted by:  Brave New Spirits Ltd

    Lighthouse Blended Scotch Whisky – Unpeated

    Submitted by:  Brave New Spirits Ltd

    SUPERBLEND

    Submitted by:  Woven

    BRONZE: 

    Coachbuilt Whisky

    SILVER:

    Lighthouse Blended Scotch Whisky – Lightly Peated

    Submitted by:  Brave New Spirits Ltd

    WINNER: 

    SUPERBLEND

    Submitted by:  Woven

     

    It was another award winning night for Kylie as she won the rosé award and other categories with Benchmark Drinks

    War of the Rosés

    Gary Barlow Organic Rosé, 2021

    Submitted by: Benchmark Drinks

    Kylie Minogue Wines Côtes de Provence Rosé, 2021

    Submitted by: Benchmark Drinks

    DFJ Vinhos, Casa do Lago, 2021

    Wakefield Taylors Wine, Estate Pinot Noir Rosé, 2022

    Cramele Recas, Vara Rosé, 2021

    BRONZE: 

    DFJ Vinhos, Casa do Lago, 2021

    SILVER:

    Wakefield Taylors Wine, Estate Pinot Noir Rosé, 2022

    WINNER: 

    Kylie Minogue Wines Côtes de Provence Rosé, 2021

    Submitted by: Benchmark Drinks

     

    Treat yourself: Sparkling: Wines over £19

    Waitrose No1 Brut Vintage 2012 Champagne, France

    Alexandre Bonnet, Waitrose Blanc de Noirs Brut NV Champagne

    Van Hunks Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine, 2019

    Les Pionniers NV Champagne, NV

    Submitted by: Co-op

    BRONZE: 

    Van Hunks Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine, 2019

    SILVER:

    Les Pionniers NV Champagne, NV

    Submitted by: Co-op

    WINNER: 

    Waitrose No1 Brut Vintage 2012 Champagne, France

    Treat Yourself, and New to Market Treat Yourself, White Wines over £15: Sponsored by Wines of Portugal

    Inama Foscarino Soave Classico 2020 Veneto

    Submitted by: Waitrose

    Muralia, Chiaraluna, 2021

    Submitted by: Jackson & Seddon

    Kylie Minogue Chardonnay, 2020

    Submitted by: Benchmark Drinks

    Brockenchack Wine, Charli Jaye Chardonnay 2019 

    Wakefield Taylors Wine, St Andrews Chardonnay, 2021

    Tempus Two Copper Wilde Chardonnay, 2021

    Submitted by: AVL Wines

    BRONZE: 

    Kylie Minogue Chardonnay, 2020

    Submitted by: Benchmark Drinks

    SILVER:

    Wakefield Taylors Wine, St Andrews Chardonnay, 2021

    WINNER: 

    Inama Foscarino Soave Classico 2020 Veneto

    Submitted by: Waitrose

     

    New to market

    WINNER:

    Brockenchack Wine, Charli Jaye Chardonnay 2019 

     

    Treat Yourself: Red Wines Over £15

    Bodegas Covila, Covila AEX, 2019

    Submitted by: Myliko International

    Kylie Minogue Pinot Noir, 2020

    Submitted by: Benchmark Drinks

    Wakefield Taylors Wine, The Pioneer Shiraz, 2016

    Wakefield Taylors Wine, The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016

    BRONZE: 

    Wakefield Taylors Wine, The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016

    SILVER:

    Kylie Minogue Pinot Noir, 2020

    Submitted by: Benchmark Drinks

    WINNER: 

    Bodegas Covila, Covila AEX, 2019

    Submitted by: Myliko International

     

    New To Market Treat Yourself: Red Wines over £15: Sponsored by Wines of Portugal

    DFJ Vinhos, Escada Reserva, 2019

    Brockenchack Wine, Hare Hunter Pinot Noir, 2019

    Brockenchack Wine, Miss Bronte Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019

    Domeco de Jarauta, Sancho Baron, 2020

    Submitted by: Majuelos Iberia

    Brockenchack Wine, William Frederick Shiraz, 2018

    BRONZE: 

    Domeco de Jarauta, Sancho Baron, 2020

    Submitted by: Majuelos Iberia

    SILVER:

    Brockenchack Wine, Miss Bronte Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019

    NB the second gold commendations awarded

    GOLD COMMENDATION:

    Brockenchack Wine, William Frederick Shiraz, 2018

    WINNER: 

    DFJ Vinhos, Escada Reserva, 2019

    Hard at work at the judging for the spirits awards: Picture Phil Tragen 2021

     

    Rum: On the Rocks: Sponsored by Manchester Rum Festival

    Grankaz

    Submitted by:  Takamaka

    Jack Ratt Lugger Golden Rum

    Submitted by:  Lyme Bay Winery

    Kromanti Tamarind Rum

    Submitted by:  Kromanti Distillery & Blending House

    Saint Lucia Distillers, Chairman’s Reserve Legacy

    The Orientalist Solera 23 Imperial Rum

    Submitted by:  The Orientalist Spirits

    BRONZE: 

    The Orientalist Solera 23 Imperial Rum

    Submitted by:  The Orientalist Spirits

    SILVER:

    Grankaz

    Submitted by: Takamaka

    WINNER: 

    Jack Ratt Lugger Golden Rum

    Submitted by:  Lyme Bay Winery

     

    Rum: Spice up Your Life

    Discarded Banana Peel Rum

    Submitted by:  William Grant And Sons Ltd

    Titan Rum

    Trois Freres Distillery, Takamaka Zepis Kreol

    Submitted by:  LX PR

    BRONZE: 

    Titan Rum

    SILVER:

    Discarded Banana Peel Rum

    Submitted by:  William Grant And Sons Ltd

    WINNER: 

    Trois Freres Distillery, Takamaka Zepis Kreol

    Submitted by:  LX PR

     

    Vodka: Small Batch

    Respirited Vodka

    Submitted by:  Symposium Spirits

    Royal Mash Vintage Vodka 2020

    SILVER:

    Royal Mash Vintage Vodka 2020

    WINNER: 

    Respirited Vodka

    Submitted by:  Symposium Spirits

     

    Vodka Fusion

    Raspberry Ripple Vodka

    Submitted by:   Flawless Vodka

    The Orientalist Origins Vodka

    Submitted by:  The Orientalist Spirit

    SILVER:

    Raspberry Ripple Vodka

    Submitted by:   Flawless Vodka

    WINNER: 

    The Orientalist Origins Vodka

    Submitted by:  The Orientalist Spirit

    The People’s Choice Drinks Awards are unique in having both professional and consumer wine judges. Photograph Steve Berry

    Whisky/Whiskey: Around The World: Excluding Scotch and USA whisky

    Pike Creek 10 Year Old

    SUPERBLEND

    Submitted by:  Woven

    The Orientalist 8YO Dragon Whisky

    Submitted by:  The Orientalist Spirits

    Wire Works Whisky Small Batch

    Submitted by:  White Peak Distillery

    BRONZE: 

    The Orientalist 8YO Dragon Whisky

    Submitted by:  The Orientalist Spirits

    SILVER:

    SUPERBLEND

    Submitted by:  Woven

    WINNER: 

    Wire Works Whisky Small Batch

    Submitted by:  White Peak Distillery

     

    The Great Outdoors: White and Rosé 

     When in Rome Pecorino Can, NV

    Submitted by: Waitrose

    Botham Signature Sauvignon Blanc, 2021

    Submitted by: Benchmark Drinks

    Cramele Recas, Incanta Chardonnay, 2021

    Most Wanted Pinot Grigio Pink Fizz, 2022

    Submitted by: Off Piste Wines

    Most Wanted Sauvignon Blanc can, 2022

    Submitted by: Off Piste Wines

    BRONZE: 

    Cramele Recas, Incanta Chardonnay, 2021

    SILVER:

    Most Wanted Pinot Grigio Pink Fizz, 2022

    Submitted by: Off Piste Wines

    WINNER: 

    Botham Signature Sauvignon Blanc, 2021

    Submitted by: Benchmark Drinks

     

    The Great Outdoors: Red Wines

    Banfi, Castello Banfi Rosso di Montalcino, 2020

    Most Wanted Malbec can, 2021

    Submitted by: Off Piste Wines

    Zuazo Gaston Viñedos Y Bodegas, Ojo de Buitre, 2020

    Submitted by: Majuelos Iberia

    The Hidden Sea, Red Blend, 2020

    Submitted by: Kingsland Drinks

    Wallflower Red, 2021

    Submitted by: Lanchester Wines

    Cramele Recas, Zana Pinot Noir, 2021

    BRONZE: 

    Wallflower Red, 2021

    Submitted by: Lanchester Wines

    SILVER:

    Most Wanted Malbec can, 2021

    Submitted by: Off Piste Wines

    WINNER: 

    The Hidden Sea, Red Blend, 2020

    Submitted by: Kingsland Drinks

     

    The Great Outdoors: Spirits

    Blue Lagoon

    Submitted by:  Tapp’d Cocktails Ltd

    MOTH Espresso Martini

    MOTH Negroni

    Raspberry Lemonade

    Submitted by:  Tapp’d Cocktails Ltd

    BRONZE: 

    Raspberry Lemonade

    Submitted by:  Tapp’d Cocktails Ltd

    SILVER:

    MOTH Espresso Martini

    WINNER: 

    MOTH Negroni

    Smurfit Kappa has supported the People’s Choice Drinks Awards for a number of years

    Boxing Clever: White and Rosé: Sponsored by Smurfit Kappa

    Southern Shore South African Sauvignon Blanc, 2022

    Submitted by: Waitrose

    Southern Shore Sauvignon Blanc Rosé, 2022

    Submitted by: Waitrose

    Laylo, Lot #11: Grüner Veltliner, 2021

    Maison du Vin Pays d’Oc Rosé 1.5L, 2021

    Submitted by: Off Piste Wines

    When in Rome, Pale Abruzzo Rosato, 2021

    BRONZE: 

    When in Rome, Pale Abruzzo Rosato, 2021

    SILVER:

    Southern Shore Sauvignon Blanc Rosé, 2022

    Submitted by: Waitrose

    WINNER: 

    Maison du Vin Pays d’Oc Rosé 1.5L, 2021

    Submitted by: Off Piste Wines

     

    Boxing Clever: Red: Sponsored by Smurfit Kappa

    Bowlgrabber Primitivo

    Laylo, Lot #12: Tinto de Estremoz, 2021

    When in Rome, Nero d’Avola DOC Sicilia, 2021

    BRONZE: 

    When in Rome, Nero d’Avola DOC Sicilia, 2021

    SILVER:

    Laylo, Lot #12: Tinto de Estremoz, 2021

    WINNER: 

    Bowlgrabber Primitivo

     

    Cramele Recas showed how good it is at making a wide variety of wines by picking up multiple awards

    Aromatic & Asian Cuisine: Rosé

    Kylie Minogue Wines Signature Rosé, 2021

    Submitted by: Benchmark Drinks

    Cramele Recas, Babele Rosé, 2021

    Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose, 2021

    Submitted by: Crush Wines Ltd

    ThinK Pinot Grigio Sparkling Rosé

    BRONZE: 

    Kylie Minogue Wines Signature Rosé, 2021

    Submitted by: Benchmark Drinks

    SILVER:

    Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose, 2021

    Submitted by: Crush Wines Ltd

    WINNER: 

    Cramele Recas, Babele Rosé, 2021

     

    Aromatic & Asian Cuisine: White

    Howard Park, MadFish Sauvignon Blanc, 2022

    Submitted by: Benchmark Drinks

    Seifried Gewürztraminer, 2021

    Submitted by: Waitrose

    Wakefield Taylors Wine, Estate Riesling, 2022

    Vinchio Vaglio, Fruste Roero Arneis DOCG, 2021

    Weingut Hirtl, Riesling Selection 2019,

    Submitted by: Antrey Communicative Affairs & Wine Placement

    BRONZE: 

    Vinchio Vaglio, Fruste Roero Arneis DOCG, 2021

    SILVER:

    Wakefield Taylors Wine, Estate Riesling, 2022

    WINNER: 

    Seifried Gewürztraminer, 2021

    Submitted by: Waitrose

     

    Fire up the BBQ: White

    Audrey Wilkinson Winemaker’s Selection Chardonnay, 2021

    Submitted by: Waitrose

    DFJ Vinhos, Casa do Lago, 2021

    Howard Park, MadFish Sauvignon Blanc, 2022

    Submitted by: Benchmark Drinks

    Cramele Recas, Pasari Chardonnay Fetească Regală, 2021

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Sauvignon Blanc, 2022

    Submitted by: Invivo & Co

    BRONZE: 

    Cramele Recas, Pasari Chardonnay Fetească Regală, 2021

    SILVER:

    Howard Park, MadFish Sauvignon Blanc, 2022

    Submitted by: Benchmark Drinks

    WINNER: 

    Audrey Wilkinson Winemaker’s Selection Chardonnay, 2021

    Submitted by: Waitrose

     

    Kingsland Drinks enjoyed another successful night at People’s Choice Drinks Awards

    Fire up the BBQ: Red

    Baron de Ley Reserva Rioja, 2017

    Submitted by: Kingsland Drinks

    Wakefield Taylors Wine, Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon, 2020

    Casal Branco, Peter and the Wolf Red, 2021

    Casal Branco, Peter and the Wolf Reserva, 2020

    Wakefield Taylors Wine, Taylors Special Release Shiraz, 2021

    BRONZE: 

    Wakefield Taylors Wine, Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon, 2020

    SILVER:

    Casal Branco, Peter and the Wolf Red, 2021

    WINNER: 

    Baron de Ley Reserva Rioja, 2017

    Submitted by: Kingsland Drinks

     

    Pass the crackers

    Alceño, Romeo Organic, 2020

    Submitted by: Majuelos Iberia

    No1 Symington Reserve Tawny Port 75cl, NV

    Submitted by: Waitrose

    Gonzalez Byass Apostoles Palo Cortado, NV

    Submitted by: Waitrose

    Casal Branco, Peter and the Wolf Red, 2021

    Casal Branco, Quinta do Casal Branco, Red Blend, 2018

    BRONZE: 

    Casal Branco, Peter and the Wolf Red, 2021

    SILVER:

    No1 Symington Reserve Tawny Port 75cl, NV

    Submitted by: Waitrose

    WINNER: 

    Gonzalez Byass Apostoles Palo Cortado, NV

    Submitted by: Waitrose

     

    Out of the Ordinary: Spirits (including Tequila)

    Antimatter – Coffee Rum Liqueur 

    Submitted by:  Witch Kings Rum

    Charmed Circle Strong Waters – Chevalier

    Submitted by:  Holyrood Distillery

    EasyMixt

    Submitted by:  The Night Circus

    El Tequileño Platinum Tequila

    BRONZE: 

    Antimatter – Coffee Rum Liqueur 

    Submitted by:  Witch Kings Rum

    SILVER:

    EasyMixt

    Submitted by:  The Night Circus

     

    WINNER OF OUT OF THE ORDINARY: 

    Charmed Circle Strong Waters – Chevalier

    Submitted by:  Holyrood Distillery

     

    Winner of Tequila section  

    El Tequileño Platinum Tequila

     

    Gin: The Classic G&T: Sponsored by Artisan Drinks

    Cambridge Dry Gin 70cl  (exclusive)

    Submitted by:  Waitrose 

    Hayman’s London Dry

    Submitted by:  Symposium Spirits

    Lind & Lime Gin

    Dark Art Distillery, Sky Garden Gin

    BRONZE: 

    Dark Art Distillery, Sky Garden Gin

    SILVER:

    Hayman’s London Dry

    Submitted by:  Symposium Spirits

    WINNER: 

    Lind & Lime Gin

    Award winning gin from Mirabeau

    Gin: The Contemporary G&T: Sponsored by Artisan Drinks

    Pink Pepper Gin 70cl

    Submitted by:  Waitrose 

    Brockmans Gin

    Byron’s Gin – Melancholy Thistle

    Submitted by:  Speyside Distillers

    Contractor’s Classic Dry Gin

    Submitted by:  DedBest Distillery

    Hayman’s Exotic Citrus

    Submitted by:  Symposium Spirits

    Maison Mirabeau Dry Rosé Gin 

    BRONZE: 

    Hayman’s Exotic Citrus

    Submitted by:  Symposium Spirits

    SILVER:

    Pink Pepper Gin 70cl

    Submitted by:  Waitrose 

    WINNER: 

    Maison Mirabeau Dry Rosé Gin 

     

    Big Night In: White: Sponsored by Bents Garden and Home

    DFJ Vinhos, Escada Reserva, 2021

    Cramele Recas, Fetele Fetească Regală, 2021

    Ferro 13, Hashtag – Sauvignon Blanc, 2021

    Submitted by: Myliko International 

    Petit Chat Malin, 2021

    Submitted by: Boutinot Wines

    Tempus Two Quartz Sauvignon Blanc, 2021

    Submitted by: AVL WINES

    Yealands Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2022

    BRONZE: 

    Tempus Two Quartz Sauvignon Blanc, 2021

    Submitted by: AVL WINES

    SILVER:

    Ferro 13, Hashtag – Sauvignon Blanc, 2021

    Submitted by: Myliko International 

    WINNER: 

    Yealands Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2022

     

    Big Night In: Red: Sponsored by Bents Garden and Home

    Bodegas Alceño, Alceño Premium 50 Barrels, 2021

    Familia Bastida, Alceo Tempranillo, 2020

    Baron de Ley Club Privado Reserva Rioja, 2017

    Submitted by: Kingsland Drinks

    Covila Crianza, 2019

    Submitted by: Myliko International 

    Casal Branco, Peter and the Wolf Reserva, 2020

    BRONZE: 

    Baron de Ley Club Privado Reserva Rioja, 2017

    Submitted by: Kingsland Drinks

    SILVER:

    Bodegas Alceño, Alceño Premium 50 Barrels, 2021

    WINNER: 

    Covila Crianza, 2019

    Submitted by: Myliko International 

     

    Home Serves: Mixed cocktails in pouches or bottles

    B&Bottle Hendricks Martini 50cl

    Submitted by:  Waitrose

    Espresso Martini

    Submitted by:  Moore House Cocktail Company

    Margarita

    Submitted by:  Moore House Cocktail Company

    Old Fashioned

    Submitted by:  Moore House Cocktail Company

    Sex on the beach

    Submitted by:  Tapp’d Cocktails Ltd

    BRONZE: 

    Sex on the beach

    Submitted by:  Tapp’d Cocktails Ltd

    SILVER:

    B&Bottle Hendricks Martini 50cl

    Submitted by:  Waitrose

    WINNER: 

    Espresso Martini

    Submitted by:  Moore House Cocktail Company

     

    Rum: Local Heroes: Produced in the UK 

    Henstone Distillery, Golden Rum

    Lazydog Distillery, Silver Rum

    Scratch Golden Rum

    White Peak Distillery Cask Aged Rum

    BRONZE: 

    Lazydog Distillery, Silver Rum

    SILVER:

    White Peak Distillery Cask Aged Rum

    WINNER: 

    Henstone Distillery, Golden Rum

    The People’s Choice awards brings in judges from all over the country Credit: Ian Jacobs

    Whisky: Scotch Heroes: Exclusively produced in Scotland

    Beinn Dubh

    Submitted by:  Speyside Distillers

    Experience N.9

    Submitted by:  Woven

    Spey – Chairman’s Choice

    Submitted by:  Speyside Distillers

    Spey – Tenne Rhapsody

    Submitted by:  Speyside Distillers

    Whisky of Voodoo – The Rusty Cauldron Islay Single Malt Whisky

    Submitted by:  Brave New Spirits Ltd

    BRONZE: 

    Beinn Dubh

    Submitted by:  Speyside Distillers

    SILVER:

    Experience N.9

    Submitted by:  Woven

    WINNER: 

    Whisky of Voodoo – The Rusty Cauldron Islay Single Malt Whisky

    Submitted by:  Brave New Spirits Ltd

    Retailer Awards:

    Best Spirits Supermarket 2023

    FINALISTS

    Aldi

    Booths 

    Waitrose

    Winner: Booths

     

    Best Wine Supermarket 2023 Sponsored by:  Oakley Wine Agencies

    Waitrose one the supermarket category

    FINALISTS

    ASDA 

    Waitrose

    Marks & Spencer

    Booths

    Winner: Waitrose

     

    Best Online Wine Retailer 2023 Sponsored by: Oakley Wine Agencies

    FINALISTS

    The Wine Society

    Majestic Wine

    Virgin Wines

    Winner: The Wine Society

     

    Best Online Spirits Retailer 2023

    FINALISTS

    Master of Malt

    The Whisky Exchange

    Spirits Kiosk

    Winner: Spirits Kiosk

     

    Best Independent Wine Retailer 2023 Sponsored by Vintrigue

    FINALISTS

    Tanners, Shrewsbury

    Define Food & Wine, Northwich

    Vinoteca

    Winner: DeFine Food & Wine, Cheshire

     

    Best Independent Spirits Retailer 2023

    Kate Goodman of Reserve Wines in Manchester who has helped present the awards in previous years

    FINALISTS

    Reserve Wines, Manchester

    Milroys, London

    Royal Mile Whiskies, Edinburgh

    Winner: Reserve, Manchester

     

    Best Independent Bar 2023 Sponsored by Master of Malt Trade

    FINALISTS

    Bramble, Edinburgh

    Schofields Bar, Manchester

    Couch, Stirchley, Birmingham

    Three Sheets, London

    Winner: Couch, Stirchley

     

    Consumer Drinks Communicator of the Year Sponsored by Crate Communications

    FINALISTS

    Jane Clare, Drinks educator and journalist

    Dave Marsland, Brand ambassador and founder of the Manchester Rum Festival

    Shane Jones, Wine and saké educator

    Jennifer Laird and Rachel Grant: The Grail Tastings

    Sean Evans, Wine enthusiast, blogger and educator

    Winner: The Grail Tastings

    The Story Behind the Label: Video Challenge Sponsored by The Buyer

    FINALISTS

    The Hidden Sea

    Dedbest

    Paso-Primero

    Van Hunks

    Winner: Dedbest

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