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Wine Merchant Top 100 Wines

The Wine Merchant recently announced it’s top 100 wines for 2015.

The Wine Merchant competition is not like other wine competitions. The competition is devoted to wines in available in independent wine shops (just like ours). The wines are entered and judged entirely by specialist independent wine retailers. There are no large supermarkets, specialist chains or major online retailers vying for their wines to feature. To win, wines have to be more than good, or even excellent. They have to be wines that independent retailers would be proud to offer for sale.

This year a total of 430 wines were entered for judging in 5 categories. With a total of 16 judges, two main tasting rounds followed by a final tasting by the judging chairman and senior judges plus final checks to ensure the winning wines are genuinely independent-focused and available in the UK, the judging is a fastidious process.

The top 100 wines were split across the following categories:

  • Sparkling Wines – 7
  • White Wines – 33
  • Red Wines – 54
  • Rose Wines – 2
  • Fortified and Dessert Wines – 4

We are extremely proud that out of the top 7 champagnes selected – our Deutz Brut Classic Champagne Non Vintage is included!

The Deutz Brut Classic is an elegant Champagne, which has made Deutz one of the most respected of all Champagne houses. The non-vintage Champagne is matured according to traditional methods from a blend of several vintages from twenty of the best crus until it reaches a perfect balance of flavor. All in all, a fantastic Champagne and well deserving of a place in the top 100!