International Wine Professionals announce the 2020 Glass of Bubbly Trophies
30th October 2020
As we approach November we are still very much reminded what a difficult year it has been already in 2020 and for many those dark clouds still very much are hanging over us. The wine sector along with the hospitality sector and many business sectors connected have been hit not only with natural disasters from floods to fires, but also with covid-19 causing the likes of lock downs and alcohol bans.
Despite much gloom there have been some positives with many regions looking forward to great results from 2020 with many expecting a successful vintage year.
“We were very proud to have both a record amount of entries to the Glass of Bubbly Awards this year and also that our global network of wine friends made the trophy announcements for us. There are some very deserved trophy winners in what was a tough competition this year with many excellent wines being judged. A big congratulations to Champagne Roger Constant Lemaire who took home the title of The World’s Finest for 2020, a small family winery making some fine Champagnes.” Christopher Walkey
This year the Glass of Bubbly awards decided to release the trophy announcements by movie premiere on Youtube and call upon our wine friends from across the world including one of two celebrity faces to name the winners. From Australia to Alaska with South Africa, India and Taiwan plus others, the trophy announcements were made:
Trophies were announced in 17 main categories for the 2020 Glass of Bubbly Awards with great results including Champagne, Austria, England and Italy recognised. 2020 saw the highest amount of entries ever to the Glass of Bubbly Awards that is now in it’s fourth year.
Congratulations to the trophy winners:
Trophy Winning Wines
Classic & Elegant: Bjana – Cuvée Prestige 2014 – Slovenia
Creamy: Champagne De Watère – Premier Cru Brut Blanc – France
Dessert: Radgonske Gorice – Penina Rose Extra Dry – Slovenia
Fireworks: Champagne Autreau 1670 2012 – France
First Date: Villa Sandi – Nero Asolo Prosecco Superiore DOCG Extra Brut – Italy
Forget Me Not: Johanneshof Reinisch – Pinot Noir Brut Reserve 2014 BIO – Austria
Gastronomic: Champagne Roger Brun – Cuvée 3/3 2008 – France
Hint of Spice: Steininger – Muskateller Brut 2018 – Austria
Light & Fruity: Badagoni – Brut – Georgia
Meditation: Motzenbäcker – Rosé Brut – Germany
Oaky & Toasty: Ferrari Trento – Perlé 2014 – Italy
Sea Breeze: Champagne Faniel et Fils – Appogia – France
Spring Fling: Istenič – Gourmet Rose 2016 – Slovenia
Summer Days: Pisoni – Rosé Millesimato Trentodoc – Italy
Vintage: Champagne Laurent Lequart – Millésime 2010 – France
Winter Warmer: Fox & Fox – Expression Rosé 2014 – England
Zesty & Zingy: Raimes – Classic 2015 – England
Working with Slow Food UK and looking at Sustainability practises within the Sparkling Wine industry, a unique trophy was handed to the Italian Prosecco producer Villa Sandi.
Sustainability Trophy by Slow Food: Villa Sandi – Italy
A full list of the medal winning sparkling wines for the 2020 Glass of Bubbly Awards can be found here: https://glassofbubbly.com/glass-of-bubbly-awards-2020-results/
Co-founder of Glass of Bubbly. Journalist and author focused on Champagne & Sparkling Wines and pairing them with foods.