Stanlake Park Wins at London Wine Competition
Author: Natalia Pezzone
At the 3rd Edition of London Wine Competition which took place in London on July 07, 2020, Stanlake Park Wine Estate won a Silver medal with the Bacchus 2018, which is the ultimate seal of approval in the global wine industry. In order to receive this distinction, our wine needed to score highly in three different categories: Quality, Value and Packaging.
The goal of the London Wine Competition is to award and celebrate the wines that wine drinkers actually want to buy, whether at a retail wine store or ordering from the wine list at a London restaurant. Not only does the London Wine Competition celebrate quality, where winemaking ability and technical expertise receive peer, buyer and sommelier accreditation, the judges also award points and medals for both value and packaging.
According to CEO Sid Patel of event organiser Beverage Trade Network, “Consumers want to enjoy an ‘experience’ from a bottle of wine, it is much more than an alcoholic commodity. That’s why the Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and experienced traders judging at the 2020 London Wine Competition look at wines the way wine drinkers do. Yes, they analyse quality professionally; they are then asked to judge and award marks based on value for money and appearance.”
Bacchus scored a Silver Medal for quality, value and packaging
The judging panel consisted of Masters of Wine, many senior Sommeliers from some of London’s most accredited restaurants, buyers and traders with extensive commercial buying responsibility. Entrants to the London Wine Competition could be assured that their wines were being judged for the whole proposition of the bottle, not purely for the liquid inside.
Wines were judged on the basis of three primary criteria – quality, value and packaging – and then scored on a 100-point scale. Our delicious Bacchus, made from the dry and warm 2018 summer grapes, has scored a Silver Medal, indicating that the judges considered it a good wine, that looks good and it's also a great value for money.
Our Bacchus 2018 was recently listed among the Top New Products of July 2020 by the specialist magazine The Drinks Business.
If you haven't tried this wine yet, you can always purchase as little as bottle directly online, or visit our Wine Bar to enjoy a glass of Bacchus in our lovely garden.