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February 2019

Warming Winter Reds

September 4, 2018
to October 12, 2018

Australia: Shiraz, Grenache, GSM blends and Riesling from Barossa, Clare & Eden
France: Crozes-Hermitage & Hermitage
Germany: Mosel Riesling
Italy: Valpolicella & Amarone
Portugal: Douro (table wine), Trás-os-Montes & Beiras
South Africa: Swartland

Syrah & Rhône Red Blends

April 2019

Restaurant Wine Poll

October 22, 2018
to November 30, 2018

Austria: Wachau, Kremstal, Kamptal, Weinviertel, Wagram, Niederösterreich
Canada: Ontario
France: Lower & Middle Loire, Jura, Savoie, Burgundy
Italy: Chianti Classico, Brunello, Bolgheri Red
New Zealand: Central Otago

Pinot Noir

June 2019

Value Wines

December 10, 2018
to January 28, 2019

(No deliveries from
Dec 24-Jan 1)

Argentina: Whites & reds from Salta
Chile: Reds from Maipo
France | Dry Roussillon reds: Côtes du Roussillon, Côtes du Roussillon-Villages, Corbières, Fitou, Maury Sec, Collioure, Côtes Catalanes, Côte Vermeille
France: Reds from Côtes de Bordeaux (Blaye, Castillon, Cadillac, Francs, St. Foy), Reds from Côtes de Bourg
Italy: Aglianico; Campanian whites; Sardinian whites & reds; Sicily (Mt. Etna, Faro, Vittoria, nero d’avola, cataratto, grillo)
Spain: Ribera del Duero

Mixed Blacks (including blends with Petite Sirah, Carignan, Alicante Bouchet, and varietal bottlings)

August 2019

Summer Wines

February 11, 2019
to April 12, 2019

Chile: Costa (only wines from Chile’s official Costa zones)
Greece & Cyprus
France: Whites & rosés from Provence
Portugal: Vinho Verde & Minho
Spain: Galicia, Bierzo & Cava
Prosecco, Liguria, Le Marche


October 2019

Best New Sommeliers

April 29, 2019
to June 7, 2019

Argentina: Malbec from Mendoza
Chile: Itata & Maule
Australia: Margaret River
France: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Burgundy
Italy: Friuli
Spain: Priorat, Montsant, Canary Islands


December 2019

Holiday Wines

July 8, 2019
to August 2, 2019

France: Champagne, Bordeaux Classified Growths (Left Bank, St-Emilion), Pomerol
Italy: Barolo, Barbaresco, Alto Piemonte
Porto: Age-Designated Tawny & Colheita
Spain: Reds from Rioja
England: Sparkling Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon (including blends of Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and/or Malbec)

February 2020

Warming Winter Reds

September 16, 2019
to October 18, 2019

Australia: McLaren Vale
France: Northern Rhône
Germany: Mosel Riesling
Italy: Valle d’Aosta, Soave Classico, dry reds from Valpolicella
Portugal: Central (Lisbon, Alentejo, Colares, Setúbal)
South Africa: Cape South Coast

Syrah, Rhône Red & White Blends

April 2020

Restaurant Wine Poll

November 11, 2019
to December 13, 2019

Canada: British Columbia**, Ontario
France: Loire sauvignon, Jura, Savoie, Burgundy
Germany: Pinot Noir
Italy: Reds from Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
New Zealand: North Island

**If you would like to submit wines from British Columbia, please contact the W&S Tasting Department for submission and shipping information.

Pinot Noir

June 2020

Value Wines

January 6, 2020
to January 21, 2020

Argentina: Patagonia
Chile: Maipo
France: Costières de Nîmes, Minervois, Bordeaux Cru Bourgeois
Germany: Rhein Riesling
Italy: Southern reds: Abruzzo, Campania, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria
Spain: Ribera del Duero

Riesling, Zinfandel, Mixed Blacks (including blends with Petite Sirah, Carignan, Alicante Bouschet, and varietal bottlings)

August 2020

Summer Wines

March 9, 2020
to April 3, 2020

Chile: North Coast Chile (Casablanca, San Antonio, Limarí)
France: Rosé, Alsace, Crémant
Prosecco, Lambrusco, Trentino-Alto Adige
Portugal: Vinho Verde
Spain: Galicia, Bierzo & Sparkling


Sparkling, Rosé, Pinot Gris

October 2020

Best New Sommeliers

May 11, 2020
to June 5, 2020

Argentina: Malbec from Mendoza
Australia: Yarra Valley
Chile: Colchagua Valley
France: Burgundy, Beaujolais Cru, Gigondas, Vacquerayas
Italy: Campania Whites, Sicily, Sardinia
Portugal: Madeira
Spain: Priorat, Montsant, Sherry


December 2020

Holiday Wines

July 20, 2020
to August 14, 2020

France: Champagne, Red Bordeaux Classified Growths, Pomerol
Italy: Barolo, Barbaresco, Dolcetto d’Alba, Dolcetto di Diana d’Alba, Dogliani
Port Vintage
Republic of Georgia
Reds from Rioja

Cabernet Sauvignon (including blends of Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and/or Malbec)