#newwinethisweek – Analysing 2014 and changes for 2015

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Wow, didn’t 2014 disappear in a flash? One of the reasons was the introduction of #newwinethisweek, where we selected a different wine for you to try every week for the whole year. Thank you so much to those of you who took part, especially those of you who took the time to vote and to leave our reviews. A special shout out has to go to John Stephens (follow him on Twitter @john_cstevens), who’s weekly reviews were detailed, eloquent and full of enthusiasm however good (or bad) the wine. And of course, a huge thank you to the fantastic Zelda, who writes/draws the brilliant theillustratedwine blog.

The 2015 votes have been now counted and verified and I can reveal your favourite white wine of 2014 was Californian Chardonnay, you voted Rhône Syrah your favourite red and the best fizz came from good old Blighty – I can’t tell you how happy I am about this!

Below is the full table with link to each of the weekly introductions. Where the wines finished in the table wasn’t really the point, all we hope is that you tried and enjoyed some different wines in 2014.

 

Position Week Wine Country Score
1 Week 31 Chardonnay USA 9.2
2 Week 28 Riesling Germany 9.1
3 Week 45 Syrah France 9.0
4 Week 14 Cabernet Sauvignon Australia 8.8
5= Week 21 Sparkling Wine England 8.7
5= Week 49 Chardonnay New Zealand 8.7
5= Week 50 Champagne France 8.7
8= Week 12 Crémant France 8.6
8= Week 9 Gruner Veltliner Austria 8.6
10 Week 16 Zinfandel USA 8.4
11= Week 25 Cava Spain 8.3
11= Week 30 Vinho Verde Portugal 8.3
13= Week 18 Red Lebanon 8.2
13= Week 23 Pinot Noir New Zealand 8.2
15 Week 17 Viognier France 8.1
16= Week 19 Furmint Hungary 8.0
16= Week 33 Barbaresco Italy 8.0
16= Week 36 Sauvignon Blanc Chile 8.0
16= Week 40 Rioja Tinto Spain 8.0
20= Week 5 Torrontés Argentina 7.9
20- Week 3 Albariño Spain 7.9
20= Week 4 Barbera Italy 7.9
23 Week 38 Cotes Du Rhone France 7.8
24= Week 1 Riesling Australia 7.7
24= Week 35 Shiraz Australia 7.7
26= Week 24 Assyrtiko Greece 7.6
26= Week 32 Cab Sauv USA 7.6
26= Week 44 Pinot Blanc France 7.6
29 Week 15 Chenin Blanc South Africa 7.5
30= Week 13 Falanghina Italy 7.4
30= Week 8 Pinotage South Africa 7.4
32 Week 29 Cabernet Franc Loire 7.3
33= Week 11 Gamay France 7.2
33= Week 26 Rosé (Garnacha) Spain 7.2
35 Week 6 Touriga Nacional Portugal 7.1
36= Week 2 Carmenere Chile 7.0
36= Week 27 Merlot Chile 7.0
36= Week 34 Gavi Italy 7.0
36= Week 48 GSM Australia 7.0
40 Week 20 Noble Rot Anywhere! 6.8
41= Week 10 Tannat Argentina & Uruguay 6.7
41= Week 37 Malbec Argentina 6.7
43= Week 39 Prosecco Italy 6.5
43= Week 46 Lambrusco Italy 6.5
45 Week 43 Primitivo Italy 6.3
46 Week 47 Pinot Grigio Italy 5.7
47 Week 7 Gewurztraminer France 5.5
48 Week 22 Fino Spain 5.2
49 Week 41 Verdejo Spain 5.0
50 Week 42 Alcohol free Anywhere! No votes!

 

There will be a few changes in 2015 and Mike will taking more of a lead over at his site www.pleasebringmemywine.com . The recommendations will be fortnightly this year, with each selection corresponding to a letter of the alphabet… 26 fortnights, 26 letters in the alphabet! We hope the extra week will give everyone a better opportunity to source and try the wine.

The other change is that it will be up to you to choose the #newwinethisweek subject every 2 weeks. Have a look at the options for “A” by clicking on the link below and help decide what you will be tucking into next year.

http://pleasebringmemywine.com/2015/01/07/nwtw-52-a-is-for/

The vote will always take place on Mike’s site and I will focus on an overview of the chosen wine every other week on Confessionsofawinegeek.

Mike and I look forward to another year of challenging your taste buds and daring you to be different. With your help let’s make #newwinethisweek a massive success and get as many people involved as possible… because what’s better than finding a new favourite wine?

 

Drink well and have a great 2015!

 

 

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Posted on January 11, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Riesling right up there? Tim will be chuffed 🙂

  2. I’m surprised how low the votes were for Verdejo!

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