Posts in Category: Awards

Tre Bicchieri winners announced ! 

21 October 2013 Categories: Awards Tre Bicchieri

We are thrilled to announce that nine of the estates we represent have been recognised for their outstanding quality in this year’s 'Vini d’Italia’ publication, which saw over sixty experts taste a record 45,000 wines from across Italy. The results are always eagerly anticipated with wines rated by ‘glasses’, from one to three.  Those with three are awarded the famous ‘Tre Bicchieri’ accolade.

The following wines have been awarded ‘Tre Bicchieri’ :

Barolo Monprivato ’08 - Giuseppe Mascarello e Figlio

Dogliani Sup. Bricco Botti ’10 - Pecchenino

Montecitorio ’11 - Vigneti Massa

Rossese di Dolceacqua ’12 - Terre Bianche

Colli Berici Carmenère Oratorio di San Lorenzo Ris. ’09  - Inama

Verdicchio di Matelica Mirum Ris. ’11  - La Monacesca

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane Neromoro Ris. ’09  - Bruno Nicodemi

Taurasi Fatica Contadina ’08  - Terredora

Moscato Passito ’12  - Luigi Viola

Please contact us if you would like further information on any of these wines or producers.

Corbaia wins Gold Medal at Decanter World Wine Awards 

04 June 2013 Categories: Awards

Historic Tuscan estate Castello di Bossi has seen their 'SuperTuscan' Corbaia 2008 bestowed with a coveted Gold medal at the 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards. The annual awards continue to go from strength to strength and this year saw over 14,000 wines submitted from across the World, of which only 229 received a Gold medal.

The estate already enjoyed an exceptional combination of ideal soils, Micro-climate and exposure to the sun, but has benefited greatly from the considerable investment by Marco Bacci over the last 20 years.  A large amount of this has been in the winery, which is now state of the art and kept scrupulously clean, to ensure the wines leaving are of only the highest standard.

Corbaia is a blend of Sangiovese and Cabernet aged in 80% new French barriques.  It’s Michaels' favourite wine from the estate as it captures the essence of the super-Tuscan: a marriage of France and Italy with the elegance of the former setting off the power of the latter.






High praise for Mascarello and La Zerba 

02 May 2012 Categories: Awards

We are pleased to announce that both Mascarello and La Zerba have recieved recent critical acclaim for their wines from two highly respected sources.

Macsarello Barolo

In a classification of the '100 Best Wines in the World' the “ENCICLOPEDIA DEL VINO” (WINE ENCYCLOPAEDIA - published in Italy by Dalai Editore) has ranked Mascarello's 2003 Ca d'Morrissio Barolo Riserva in 19th place.

This gives it the top Italian ranking in the list, out of the 23 wines included.

The encyclopaedia also makes a special note of listing Giuseppe Mascarello II as being among the “patriarchs” of Barolo.

... Quite rightly !!

La Zerba Gavi

We are delighted with the news that La Zerba Gavi di Tassarolo ‘Terrarossa’ DOCG 2010 has been awarded an amazing 90 points by Robert Parkers’ Wine Spectator. This makes it the highest rated Gavi reviewed from the 2010 vintage -  a fabulous result and we congratulate all involved in producing a wonderful wine.

Even better though, is the fact that this score gives it the second highest rating in the Wine Spectator EVER awarded to a Gavi - from any vintage !  

This is an incredible achievement and we are very proud to represent La Zerba Gavi in the U.K


'Winetraders chosen as a finalist at IWC Merchant Awards 2011'... 

12 September 2011 Categories: Awards

Winetraders is delighted to announce that we were a finalist at the 2011 International Wine Challenge Merchant of the Year Awards.  Both Michael Palij MW, Managing Director and Phil Harris, Key Account Manager, attended the annual awards dinner, held this year at the Hilton Park Lane.  Having first slaked their thirst in Trader Vic’s Winetraders’ intrepid ambassadors were in fine form to brave both a volley of award-winning wines and a menu in which meat was conspicuous by its absence.  Nonetheless it was a fine affair with much merriment, general bonhomie, and catching up with old friends.  This was our first nomination by the IWC and merchants are assessed on a variety of criteria including variety and quality of their wine, customer service, innovation and future strategy.  We believe our emphasis on working with passionate producers and promoting unusual and traditional styles has helped us to achieve this recognition.

Click here to see the full shortlist... 

Our Tre Bicchieri award winners 

01 November 2010 Categories: Awards Tre Bicchieri

The Tre Bicchieri award winners from the Gambero Rosso 2011 guide were recently announced and we were pleased to see several of our Winetraders' producers successfully winning one of these coveted awards.

Our Tre Bicchieri winners: