Bibendum Wine was named European Merchant of the Year at the Sommelier Wine Awards last month and scored a hat trick earlier this week at the Harpers Awards picking up 3 Awards including Best Overall Agent/Distributor and Responsible/Sustainable Business of the Year.
The Imbibe Sommelier Wine
Awards is the UK's leading on-trade wine competition. The wines are judged by
80 of the country's finest sommeliers and on-trade buyers. As wells as winning
the European Merchant of the Year Award Bibendum also picked up a total of 66 Gold
Silver and Bronze Medals for their wines. 13 Gold medals were won including A Coroa Godello 2010, St
Cosme Condrieu 2010, Glenguin Estate Old Broke Block Semillon 2007, Domaine
Jean Defaix Chablis 2010 and Talenti Brunello di Montalcino 2006
To see the full list of
award winning wines click here http://www.bibendum-wine.co.uk/media/SWA-Bibendum-Awards-2012-1.pdf
Competition Director, Chris
Losh, said: "This award goes to show how the change in (Bibendum's)
philosophy over the past five years is starting to have an effect...so many of
their Gold and Silver medals were in key regions and at good prices:
Beaujolais, Chablis, white Burgundy, Loire, Tuscany, Rueda, Navarra, Rioja,
Bordeaux… you could put together a strong wine list just with them and without
ever having to spend a fortune."
The Harpers Awards were held in
conjunction with the London International Wine Fair this week and attracted
leading figures from across the UK's on and off-trade and world of wine and
spirits. Bibendum picked up three awards: the coveted Best Overall
Agent/Distributor of the Year Award: Responsible/Sustainable Business of the
Year; and a Special Achievement Award which went to Bibendum’s Managing
Director, Michael Saunders.
Harpers Wine & Spirit Editor,
Richard Siddle, commented on the Special Achievement Award, saying “Michael
Saunders won Harper's first Special Achievement award for the impact Bibendum
has had in changing the face of the traditional wine supplier.”
Following the ceremony, Michael
Saunders commented: "I was truly humbled last night. I am always very
proud of my team and the exceptional work they produce day in, day out to
support our customers, but it was fantastic to see that work being recognised
by our peers in the drinks trade. The roll call of short listed companies
was incredibly strong and reflected the real strength and quality of our
industry. All the nominees would have been worthy winners. For Bibendum to be
named amongst the list of those who did win awards is a wonderful
Congratulations to all at
Bibendum from the beacon team!
To find out more on stocking Bibendum’s award winning wines
please contact your beacon account manager.