Lauraine Jacobs

Food & Wine Writer

5 October 2015

NEW WORLD GOLD MEDALS

I am a New World supermarket shopper and right now am very impressed with the fabulous showcase of gold medal wines from the huge annual tasting the company conducts that are all on sale in the stores.

Criteria to enter these awards means there must be at least 5,000 cases of any wine and the price point is less than $25 per bottle.

So right now all the hard work of selecting wines to enjoy has been done. I tasted the trophy winners over an intimate lunch designed by Peter Gordon and a few wine writers and journalists. Do not miss the wines pictured above, or the Australian (!!) chardonnay of Wolf Blass that came out trumps.

The chief judge Jim Harre told me he was mightily impressed with that chardonnay, and could harldy believe it has triumphed over our NZ entries.

All the reds with gold medals are excellent too. Do not miss them - they will not remain on the shelves for long.