Corks have been popping all over the world this week as the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships hosted its Virtual Awards Week announcing a total of 37 trophies to the greatest sparkling wine producers from around the globe.
The week kicked off announcing the Best in Class winners followed by the virtual audience being able to discover the 13 Regional Champions, 12 National Champions and finishing thew week off with the announcement of 9 World Champions, the Tony Jordan Rising Star Award and the Chairman’s Trophy.
For the first time since the competition began, the World Champion trophy awards had never been so close with Best in Class winners from around the world batting it out to be crowned with a CSWWC trophy. In the end it was Louis Roederer that was finally crowned Supreme World Champion for the Louis Roederer Cristal 2004 Rosé in Magnum. The Chairman’s Trophy, this year went to Midalidare Estate for the Mildalidare Estate NV Brut in magnum and The Tony Jordan Rising Star Trophy went to Portuguese sparkling wine producer Provam for the Provam NV Castas de Monção.
Founder and head judge Tom Stevenson went on to say “This year was always going to be memorable for obvious reasons, yet, despite the global pandemic, we attracted a record-breaking number of entries. Every year the standard of Champagnes and sparkling wines entered gets better and better. The bar was set high from day one and the Trophy count certainly reflects this. However it is not only our mission to promote world class wines, but also to discover and reward new and exciting wines from established and emerging regions across the world, so I was particularly pleased to present Provam from Portugal with the Tony Jordan Rising Star trophy this year. Winning this trophy in addition to the Portuguese national trophy illustrates the potential of fully sparkling Vinho Verde.”
All the results can be found on our website: www.champagnesparklingwwc.co.uk
Presentation video can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=champagne+sparkling+wine+world+championships
The top trophies awarded for Champagnes are:
Supreme World Champion 2020 Champagne Louis Roederer 2004 Cristal Rosé (150cl)
World Champion Classic NV Brut Champagne Palmer & Co NV Brut Réserve (150cl)
World Champion Classic Vintage Brut Champagne Laurent-Perrier 2008 Brut Millésime (150cl)
World Champion Classic Blanc de Noirs Brut Domaine Alexandre Bonnet NV Blanc de Noirs (150cl)
World Champion Library Vintage Rare Champagne 1998 Millésime (150cl)
Sparkling Wine Producer of the Year 2020 Champagne Louis Roederer
Best French Sparkling Wine 2020 Champagne Louis Roederer 2004 Cristal Rosé (150cl)
Best Non-Deluxe Champagne 2020 Palmer & Co NV Brut Réserve in Magnum
Best Deluxe Champagne 2020 Louis Roederer 2004 Cristal Rosé in Magnum