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Seven N.Z. Wine Brands Among the World’s 50 Most Admired

By May 1, 2012No Comments

An indication of the integrity of New Zealand wine can be seen in the list of 50 of the World’s Most Admired Wine Brands of 2012, as published by the globally respected ‘Drinks International; journal. The list has seven from New Zealand, clearly reflecting the quality of the wines, the depth of market penetration and the trustworthy way the majority of producers in the country conduct their business.

60 members of the ‘global wine community’ including Masters of Wine Peter McCombie, Peter Marks, Tuomas Meriluoto, Kym Milne and Lynne Sherriff nominated the wine brands they admired most. Concha y Toro of Chile took the top spot second year running, and the Spanish Torres brand took second place, also second year running. These two were followed by Antinori, Penfolds and Jacob’s Creek filling in the top five places. The leading New Zealand brand was Brancott Estate in at 14th. Click here for the Drinks International news page.

Here are the World’s 50 Most Admired Wine Brands of 2012:

1. Concha y Toro
2. Torres
3. Antinori
4. Penfolds
5. Jacob’s Creek
6. Kendell Jackson
7. Michel Chapoutier
8. Guigal
9. Vega Sicilia
10. Château Margaux
11. Duboeuf
12. J.P. Chenet
13. Ridge
14. BRANCOTT ESTATE
15. Marques de Riscal
16. Chateau Ste Michelle
17. OYSTER BAY
18. Château Cheval Blanc
19. McGuigan
20. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti
21. Campo Viejo
22. CLOUDY BAY
23. Château Lafite
24. Fetzer
25. Marques de Caceres
26. Blue Nun
27. KWV
28. Robert Mondavi
29. Santa Rita
30. Château Haut-Brion
31. VILLA MARIA
32. Barefoot
33. Château d’Yquem
34. Faustino
35. Gallo
36. Château Le Pin
37. Lindeman’s
38. O Fournier
39. Château Mouton-Rothschild
40. Château Petrus
41. Undurruga
42. Woodbridge
43. Paul Jaboulet Aine
44. BABICH
45. Dr Loosen
46. WITHER HILLS
47. Oxford Landing
48. NOBILO
49. Black Tower
50. Yellowtail
 

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