top awards

This year’s best of show are the wines which our entire judging panel selected as the best in each category. Representing the finest examples of their respective types, these wines are worthy of special consideration.


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This year’s Best of Nation awards give special recognition to the top wineries in their countries of origin. A sufficient number of wines must be entered from a particular country for its wineries to qualify for this award. Overall, international wines made up a higher portion of the 2016 Competition’s entries, with Spain, Italy and Hungary seeing the biggest increases over 2015.


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