May 25: The 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards were officially announced By Steven Spurrier, chairman of DWWA on May 22 at The London International Wine Fair. Two Indian wines, Vallée De Vin Zampa Reserve 2010 and Fratelli Chardonnay 2011 won recognition. Zampa bagged a bronze medal with a three star rating, and Fratelli, a commendation with two stars.
The Decanter World Wine Awards is known for its championing of lesser-known and smaller regions. India was among the 47 countries which sent wines to the competition. O
Altogether 14,119 wines were tasted this year (more than ever before) including wines from Turkey, Slovenia and Croatia, all of which won awards for their wines.
As Tastings director Christelle Guibert, noted on Decanter.com, many of the wines from lesser known regions fared much better than more established countries and famous regions.
“It just goes to show how far the quality of wine has come in countries that, like the UK, were once considered to be on the fringes of wine production,” Guiber said.
Visit http://www.decanter.com/dwwa/2012/ for the full results.