Showcasing 2010 Decanter World Wine Award winners around the globe

AUSTRALIA

The glass brasserie, Hilton Sydney, Sydney Harbour www.glassbrasserie.com.au
8 – 24 October 2010

The glass brasserie is Sydney’s most glamorous wine venue, housing more than 10,000 bottles in a chic restaurant setting. In October glass hosted a special promotion of a selection of top Decanter World Wine Award winners which were available to purchase by the glass.

Kim Bickley, Sommelier at glass, was excited to work with Decanter: “I am thrilled to have one of my favourite publications, Decanter, holding their Australian promotion here at Glass once again. Last year was a huge success and it will be a fantastic opportunity for our guests to try some of the wines judged finest in the world.”

The Palace, Melbourne www.palacehotelmelbourne.com.au
October 2010
Luke Mangan - The Palace
The Palace by Luke Mangan – one of Australia’s greatest chefs – is the sister restaurant to Sydney’s Glass Brasserie and shares its extensive focus on wine. The Palace made the perfect setting for Decanter‘s first Melbourne-based DWWA tasting.

“We are very excited to be pouring DWWA winners during October here at the Palace. We’re looking forward to pairing Decanter World Wine Award winning wines with our menus to create an exceptional dining experience”
Luke Mangan, The Palace

Must Bar, Perth www.must.com.au 
October 2010
Must Bar in Perth

The multi award-winning 500 wine list is the focus of this intimate wine bar and bistro – the perfect home for a Decanter World Wine Award winners tasting. Housed in an elegant 1930s building wine-lovers can choose from the long oak bar with its excellent selection of wines by the glass.

“Our sommeliers have selected and sourced some amazing DWWA wines to take over our wine list for two weeks during this special tasting. The list is looking fantastic and our customers are in for a treat.”
Russell Blaikie, General Manager, Must Bar

ARGENTINA

Sofitel, Buenos Aires www.sofitel.com/Buenos-Aires
29 September 2010

On 29 September 2010, Decanter teamed up with El Conocedor magazine to host the inaugural Malbec Exclusive Day in Buenos Aires – an exciting event bringing together a tasting of top Argentinian wines, a masterclass led by Decanter World Wine Awards Chairman Steven Spurrier and El Conocedor’s Fabricio Portelli, and an exclusive Decanter World Wine Awards dinner.

Steven Spurrier, Chairman Decanter World Wine Awards said: “The Decanter World Wine Awards is a beacon for outstanding wines across the globe and is the competition that every producer wants to win. We’re delighted to be showcasing some of our winners here in Argentina.”

Park Hyatt, Mendoza www.mendoza.park.hyatt.com
1 – 2 October 2010

Decanter joined Park Hyatt Mendoza in organising a wine fair for trade and consumers, where more than 30 wineries will presented their best wines. Visitors were given the opportunity to taste a line up of exceptional award winners.

Pablo Lauro, Sommelier at Park Hyatt Mendoza, shared his enthusiasm for the event in anticipation of the Decanter team’s arrival in Mendoza: “We are excited to be hosting the Decanter World Wine Awards tasting for the first time in Mendoza. Our guests will be able to enjoy the best Argentinian wines, as judged by the experts in this worldwide contest. It is a great pleasure for us to welcome the Decanter team to Mendoza to co-host this remarkable wine experience.”

You can read more about both events in Sarah Kemp’s Argentinian blog:


CANADA

Blue Water Cafe, Vancouver http://www.bluewatercafe.net
October 2010

For many years Blue Water Cafe’s wine list has been internationally recognized as one of the finest in the world. The uncommonly deep cellar showcases some 14,000 bottles and 1,200 labels and holds true to the restaurant’s culinary philosophy – that the best ingredients and finest wines should inspire and balance to create a truly memorable dining experience. For the first time, a selection of top Decanter World Wine Awards winners was part of the Blue Water Cafe’s prestigious offering to customers in October 2010.

“I am really looking forward to showcasing the Decanter World Wine Awards medal winners this October. From some of our fine local Okanagan Valley wines, to many international labels, this is a fabulous opportunity for our guests to enjoy these truly world class wines whether by the glass or bottle.”
Andrea Vescovi, Wine Director

CHINA

The Wine Way, Wu Kang Road, Shanghai
4 – 31 October 2010

The Wine Way is Shanghai’s ultimate boutique wine retailer. Back by popular demand, Decanter World Wine Awards has partnered with The Wine Way for a second year, to offer customers a selection of medal-winning wines to sip, sample and enjoy.

“A Decanter World Wine Awards medal is the ultimate seal of quality.”
Marcus Ford, Owner

UNITED KINGDOM

The Wonder Bar, Selfridges, London www.selfridges.com
13 – 21 October 2010

The Decanter World Wine Awards Trophy Tasting is now an iconic event in the calendar of wine-lovers, not to be missed. Hundreds of wine lovers visited Selfridges between 13 – 21 October 2010 to taste 50 trophy-winning wines from the 2010 Decanter World Wine Awards.

“We’re very excited about hosting the Trophy Tasting once again. Last year was another big success and a chance for our customers to try some truly exceptional wines”.
Dawn Davies, Sommelier

To read more about the DWWA flagship promotion at Selfridges, read Lucy Shaw’s report:
Decanter’s Selfridges tasting kicks off in style

The Gold Room, Decanter Fine Wine Encounter, The Landmark Hotel, London
13 & 14 November 2010

Over 1500 visitors to the Decanter Fine Wine Encounter on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 November 2010 were given teh chance to taste a selection of 2010 gold and trophy-winning wines from the Decanter World Wine Awards, in the exclusive Gold Room.

“The Gold Room was the absolute highlight of my visit last year. I cannot wait to try some of the 2010 gold wines this year that have been judged by Decanter’s experts”.
Thomas Menzies, previous Decanter Fine Wine Encounter visitor

Click here to watch the video report of the Decanter Fine Wine Encounter

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