High street winners
The Decanter World Wine Awards 2009 elicited many award-winning wines that are readily available on the High Street. Here’s a list of the most successful shops and a selection of their must-try bottles.
Waitrose
What it won: 298 Medals; 13 Trophies; 10 Golds; 74 Silvers; 119 Bronzes; 82 Commendeds
Majestic
What it won: 176 Medals; 4 Trophies; 7 Golds; 35 Silvers; 78 Bronzes; 52 Commendeds.
Tesco
What it won: 137 Medals; 1 Trophy; 3 Golds; 24 Silvers; 58 Bronzes; 51 Commendeds
Sainsbury’s
What it won: 118 Medals; 1 Trophy; 1 Gold; 21 Silvers; 45 Bronzes; 50 Commendeds
Oddbins
What it won: 107 Medals; 2 Trophies; 6 Golds; 28 Silvers; 45 Bronzes; 26 Commendeds
Marks & Spencer
What it won: 100 Medals; 2 Trophies; 0 Golds; 19 Silvers; 44 Bronzes; 35 Commendeds.
Asda
What it won: 83 Medals; 0 Trophies; 0 Golds; 18 Silvers; 29 Bronzes; 36 Commendeds
Laithwaites
What it won: 81 Medals; 4 Trophies; 4 Golds; 26 Silvers; 31 Bronzes; 16 Commendeds
The Wine Society
What it won: 80 Medals; 6 Trophies; 3 Golds; 19 Silvers; 33 Bronzes; 19 Commendeds
Thresher Group
What it won: 56 Medals; 1 Trophy; 0 Golds; 14 Silvers; 22 Bronzes; 19 Commendeds

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Somerfield
What it won: 48 Medals; 0 Trophies; 2 Golds; 6 Silvers; 2 Bronzes; 19 Commendeds