Friday, May 27, 2011

Splitting The Pie

A quick hitter. Decanter Magazine just released the results of its 2011 Decanter Wine Awards and The Rock made its presence felt with 1 Regional Trophy for the Southern & Eastern Mediterranean, 2 Silver Medals, 11 Bronze Medals, and 6 Commended Awards.

The Regional Trophy was awarded to SODAP's 2007 Agios Barnabas Commandaria in the sweet fortified under £10 category, while the silver medals went to the 2010 SODAP Kamanterena Dry Rose and the 2008 Lefteris Monahiakis Anama, a Commandaria-like wine with an interesting maple-glazed bacon component in the mid-palate but too expensive for my taste at roughly €50. I guess part of the latter's hefty price tag includes its handcrafted collectable bottle which is touched up with silver, natural wax and silk.

The boys at Zambartas could not repeat last year's double Silver Medal success and garnered a couple Bronzes for their cultish 2010 Zambartas Rose and the 2009 Zambartas Shiraz Lefkada. Definitely check out their recently launched website which is quite nice and comprehensive. Also on board with a few Bronze medals were the Vassilikon, Ezousa, Tsangarides, Tsalapatis and Makkas wineries.

I am sure I will have more to say once the print edition including the venerable judges' comments is published in September. So for now, since most of you must be wondering, Chuck Norris is the last digit of π.

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