The London Wine Competition just wrapped up, and Spanish wines fared very well.
In the Winery of the Year category, Bodegas Habla took home the top honors.
Meanwhile, 2021 gold winners included Habla No. 22., Habla del Silencio and Habla No. 20, all from Bodegas Habla (95, 94 and 94 points, respectively), No. 5 Old Vine Garnacha 2016 from Canned Wine Company Ltd (92 points), Abadía de Tortoreos from the winery of the same name (91 points), Seis+Seis from Bodega Doña Felisa (91 points), Quedarse Garnacha from Penrose Hill (90 points) and Pinea 2017 from Bodegas Pinea del Duero (89 points).
Silver winners included Pata Negra Apasionada from Bodegas 1890 (89 points), Pago Florentino from Bodegas Arzuaga Navarro (88 points), Les Sorts Sycar from Celler Masroig (88 points), and Azumbre Verdeja from Bodega Cuatro Rayas (88 points). The bronze winners included Pata Negra Cava Semi Seco from Bodegas Jaume Serra (73 points), Cannd from Unio Cellars (72 points), and Altos de Orihuela from Mateo Wines (67 points).
Spanish wines also appeared in the 2021 Best in Show category, namely Habla No. 22 again, in the Best in Show by Varietal and Best Wine by Value categories.
This international competition is organized by the Beverage Trade Network and it seeks to promote those wine brands that identify with a specific wine drinker. It’s a singular event as it truly shines a light on brands that “have a clear market value for trade buyers.” Wines are judged in three main categories: what they look like, value for money, and quality.