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Decanter World Wine Awards

Decanter World Wine Awards

Curated by Decanter magazine, the Decanter World Wines Awards (DWWA) was launched in 2004, and is celebrating 11 years as the world’s leading wine competition.

In 2014, over 15,000 wines were entered into the DWWA and 10,455 medals were awarded. This year, an impressive 15,928 wines from 48 countries around the world were tasted and 11,153 amongst them received a medal.

Decanter Medals and Trophies

Decanter World Wine Award Judging 2014

Wines are organised for tasting by country, region, colour, grape, style, vintage, and price, to ensure that wines are judged in flights against their peers. All the wines are tasted blind.

Wines awarded a Gold or Silver medal are re-tasted by the Regional Chair for his or her confirmation, and all Gold, Regional Trophy and International Trophy winning wines are tasted up to four times.

All the Gold medal-winning wines within each region are divided into categories according to price (under or over £15) and style or grape variety to be tasted for the Regional Trophies.

All Regional Trophy winners are then split into categories according to grape variety or style. These wines compete for the under £15 and over £15 International Trophies in a separate tasting.

The DWWA 2014 was judged by 224 specialist tasters from around the world, including 66 Masters of Wine and 18 Master Sommeliers. This year, it was 240 judges, including 85 Masters of Wine, and 23 Master Sommeliers.

Decanter World Wine Awards - Presentation Ceremony 2014

Watch the highlights video from this year's Decanter World Wine Awards presentation ceremony that took place at The Blue Fin Building in London on Tuesday 24th June.

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