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A record number of awards from London for red wines from Moravia – Decanter World Wine Awards 2011

At the prestigious international wine competition Decanter World Wine Awards, held in London, a record number of red wines from the Czech Republic have been awarded. At once 12 samples out of a total of 18 registered red Moravian wines gained some of the awards. This testifies to the increasing quality of our red wines which is gradually being recognised by the commissioners at the biggest international competitions. White and rose wines did really well too.

A total of 118 wine samples (from 27 Czech wineries) participated in the Decanter competition, 26 out of 27 wineries were awarded. In total our wines won 10 silver medals, 33 bronze and 40 diplomas, thus succeeded more than two thirds of the samples entered.


White wines won a total of 68 awards, rosé 3 and red wines 12.

“It is for the first time that so many red wines from the Czech Republic succeeded at such a significant foreign competition, which clearly shows that superior red wines can be produced in Moravia. Even wines that can fearlessly compete with wines from traditional wine powers” commenting on the success of the Moravian red wine Mr. Marek Babisz, chief sommelier of the National Wine Centre.

The most successful Moravian winemaker was Tomas Krist with ten awards (7 and 3 bronze diplomas)

There were 12,252 wines in total at the International wine competition Decanter 2011(2010 record was 10,983 wines) from 44 countries around the world. The wines were judged by 211 wine sommeliers, 58 have MW degree (Master of Wine).