I’ve just returned from London having been invited as a judge onto the Spanish Panel of Decanter Magazine’s deciding on medal placings for the 2007 vintage Rioja. My fellow panelists included at least two Masters of Wine (MWs) along with other luminaries from the wine world. Confidentiality prevents me from naming the winning wines from the 90+ that we tasted, until after the March Decanter Magazine goes to print. However more about this two day judging event will be posted here soon, including the names of the other judges and some general comments about the standard of Rioja red wines from this officially recognised ‘Very Good Vintage’! Watch this space!
I’m delighted to have been invited to be a guest judge on the Spanish Section Panel of the World’s Best Wine Magazine, ‘Decanter’, for their forthcoming Rioja 2007 Vintage tasting! I’ll be rubbing shoulders with several leading commentators on Spanish Wine, including at least two Masters of Wine, and having an equal say regarding judging the entries from the DOCa La Rioja 2007 Vintage.
It’s a great honour and you’ll be able to read about it here when I return from London Town at the end of October.