TORONTO, Oct. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - WineAlign, Canada's largest online wine site, has published the results of the 2013 World Wine Awards of Canada - a competition that points consumers to great wine buys by variety, by price and by country. The results are available online at WineAlign.com/Awards.
The World Wine Awards of Canada were judged in Toronto in early September by twelve core WineAlign critics from across Canada and six professional Toronto-based wine writers and sommeliers. The team spent five days blind tasting 1,000 wines, of which an estimated 300 were selected to advance to a second round of tasting by the core judges.
The top selections went on to make one of the following lists: Category Champion; Best of Country; 25 Top Value Wines; Judges' Choice; Best of Variety Under $15; Best of Variety $15 to $25; and, Best of Variety $25 to $50. The results are available on WineAlign, along with individual ratings and reviews from critics.
"Value is such a key component to purchasing decisions that we wanted to make sure consumers were being led to wines that deliver value at all costs," says David Lawrason, co-head judge and WineAlign principal critic. "We put a $50 upper limit on the price of the entries to send a message that value can be found in a variety of price ranges."
WineAlign is a free community-based service that enables consumers to review, share and discover wine. Launched in December 2008 in collaboration with several top wine critics, WineAlign is a rapidly growing resource that serves the needs of over 1.3 million unique annual visitors looking to find the best wines at the LCBO, BCLDB and BCVQA stores. WineAlign answers the question, "What wine do I buy?" It combines reviews from top-critics and community members to create an objective resource to help users find great wine. For wine lovers outside of Ontario and British Columbia, Canada, WineAlign provides the most comprehensive wine resource, including reviews of the latest wines and vintages from some of the country's top wine critics. WineAlign is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WineAlign and on Twitter @WineAlign.
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