Sat 07 Jun 2014

Win a Wine Champion!

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Edit: this competition is now closed. Thanks very much to those who entered and congratulations to our winners, Nick Bignold, John Hill and William Mullen.

We are now just two days away from the unveiling of the 2014 Wine Champions, one of The Society’s most hotly anticipated offerings of the year.

So, in the spirit of a little weekend fun, why not put your own skills to the test and see whether you can identify this winner from the below clues? There’s a bottle of the wine in question up for grabs to the first three randomly drawn winners!

The buyers tasting candidates for the 2014 Wine Championship under blind conditions, all to find the best of the best in our range for drinking now.

The buyers tasting candidates for the 2014 Wine Championship under blind conditions, all to find the best of the best in our range for drinking now.

THE CLUES:

• This popular white wine is no stranger to Wine Champions, having been singled out in its category a number of times over the past few years.

• All of which is a testament to a number of things. Firstly, the quality we see in the valley in which its grapes are grown.

• Secondly the large winery behind it, with which The Society enjoys an excellent and longstanding working relationship.

• The grape with which it is made has also done remarkably well in previous campaigns, and this year is no exception. It is a fairly neutral variety, but one which many believe reflects its origins beautifully.

• Nonetheless, when tasted incognito it has put some seasoned tasters in mind of Burgundy, rather than its actual location some 7,000 miles away!

• Still none the wiser? An anagram of the wine’s name is ‘Ethyl Raid? Yes, it is! Concha in on the act.’

THINK YOU KNOW THE ANSWER?
Leave us a comment, or reply to the tweets and Facebook posts about the competition by noon on Monday 9th June, and we’ll draw the lucky winners during the week. (Open to Society members only).

Good luck, and we hope you enjoy the 2014 Wine Champions!

Edit: this competition is now closed. Thanks very much to those who entered and congratulations to our winners, Nick Bignold, John Hill and William Mullen.

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Comments

  1. Nick Bignold says:

    It sounds like my favourite Wine Society wine, the Society’s Chilean Chardonnay from the Limari valley. We are currently drinking the 2012 and I often compare it to a good Macon from Burgundy. I thought it was my little secret.

  2. Mr John Hill says:

    The Society’s Chilean Chardonnay, Limarí is the wine in question, and it is one of the Wine Society’s successes. Great value when compared with similar old world wines.

  3. William Mullen says:

    Tough! 7,000 miles from Burgundy says it has to be Chile, and hence the answer should be:
    The Society’s Chilean Chardonnay
    But that doesn’t quite fit the anagram. Very odd.

  4. K Guy Patterson says:

    I presume from the Leyda valley

  5. Paul Wright says:

    Tahbilk Vigonier

  6. James Freiwirth says:

    The Society’s Chilean Chardonnay

  7. Mark Purvis says:

    The Society’s Chilean Chardonnay

  8. Fran eastwell says:

    The Society’s Exhibition Chablis Pem Cru Vallions,-Jean-Marc Brocard 2011

    Wine Champions Competition

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