Shoreline, the signature blended white wine of Wine Bay Winery, has been awarded a gold medal at the 2016 Sommelier Wine Awards. Judges were impressed by the wine’s distinctive flavour and its “fresh, summertime character”. The award sees Shoreline placed on the SWA ‘Gold List’, which is held as the ultimate wine list for Britain’s on-trade. It is the only English still, dry wine featured on the list.
James Lambert, Managing Director of Lyme Bay Winery, commented: “As you might imagine, everyone at the winery is absolutely delighted. It’s a huge honour to win such a prestigious accolade, and it’s particularly rewarding for our vintners to be recognised by some of the country’s leading sommeliers and on-trade experts. Shoreline is the only English still, dry wine to win a Sommelier Wine Awards Gold Medal this year, which speaks volumes about the quality of our produce.”
He added further: “We’re confident that we can keep impressing the judges year on year. The quality of our range keeps improving, and we believe that English wines will feature more prominently on the ‘Gold List’ in years to come.”
The Sommelier Wine Awards are Britain’s only on-trade wine awards. Professional sommeliers and on-trade purchasers conduct blind taste tests, and choose their favourite wines from over 1000 entries. Around half of the wines entered into the awards receive a commendation, while those that make it through the final round of judging are awarded either Bronze, Silver, or Gold medals.