WINES THAT GET RESPECT
It’s one thing to be a best seller; it’s an entirely different thing to be respected. Sixty members of the global wine community recently nominated the wine brands they admire the most. For the second year in a row, Concha y Toro claimed top honors as the World’s Most Admired Wine Brand, according to a survey by drinks international. In second place, also for the second year in a row, is Torres, followed by Antinori, Penfolds, Jacob’s Creek, Kendall-Jackson, Michel Chapoutier, Guigal, Vega Sicilia and Chateau Margaux. Voters included Peter McCombie, MW, Peter Marks, MW, Tuomas Meriluoto, MW, Kym Milne, MW and Lynne Sherriff, MW. “Most Admired Wine Brands” editor Graham Holter wrote, “The results provided a fascinating insight into how the wine industry regards its leading players. The list includes brands that are found in Shanghai boardrooms as well as mom and pop stores in Minnesota, and all points in between. Congratulations to all the brands who achieved a ranking in this unique project.” The entire list can be viewed at drinksint.com/news.