Today is the first day of the London Wine Trade Fair and it is the day that the Decanter World Wine Awards are officially announced. We submitted two wines this year, Pedra e Alma 2009 and Pedra Basta 2009. I have known our results for a few days already but they are officially embargoed until today. So it is with great pleasure that I can announce we have won a silver and a bronze medal for the wines respectively. I had hoped for more but Pedra e Alma is going through a slightly difficult phase at present and I mustn’t appear ungrateful or greedy!
19 - 20 An outstanding wine (*****)
17 – 18 An excellent wine in its class, highly recommended (****)
15 - 16 A good wine, with much to recommend it (***)
13 - 14 An enjoyable but simple, straightforward wine (**)
10 – 12 A very ordinary wine without faults but with no great merit (*)
8 - 10 Disagreeable (no stars)
Below 8 Faulty