BWW 2018 - Best Wine Critics of World have been selected – Jancis Robinson MW is the Winner!

The second prize went to Jeannie Cho Lee MW and the third to James Suckling

BWW-The Best Wine of the World-competition is by far the toughest wine competition on this planet. Unlike any other industry competition, only 1% of the wines involved will be awarded.

The BWW competition was held in the world's largest wine information service - tastingbook.com. 18,477 wines received in total 2,354,989 votes from 416,000 wine professionals and wine lovers from 116 countries during the three months voting period.

After the voting period, only 100 most voted wines in six different categories remained in the Finals, organized in January 2019. The six main categories included red wine, white wine, rose wine, sparkling wine, fortified wine, champagne and Wine Critic. 


In BWW Competition 2018, the Best Wine Critic of the World -title was awarded to Jancis Robinson MW. 

"I feel extremely honoured to have been recognised by so many wine professionals around the world, particularly when the competition is so extremely strong. And I’m thrilled to see that my JancisRobinson.com colleague Julia Harding MW is also highly valued. 

I think all of us who write about wine know that, however enviable our work seems, it is increasingly demanding, even if always rewarding. Here’s to wine! And of course, to the organisers of this poll.”Jancis Robinson MW


TOP 20 Best Wine Critics are:

1. Jancis Robinson MW 

2. Jeannie Cho Lee MW 

3. James Suckling

4. Antonio Galloni

5. Neal Martin

6. Michel Bettane

7. Allen Meadows

8. Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW

9. Tim Atkin MW

10. Richard Juhlin

11. Andrew Caillard MW

12. Eric Asimov

13. Julia Harding MW

14. Markus Del Monego MW

15. René Gabriel

16. Jeff Leve

17. José Peñin

18. Christer Byklum

19. Jeremy Oliver

20. Robert Parker


Most voted wines of the main categories are:

Most voted Red Wine of the World: Winner:Hill of Grace 2013, Henschke, Australia

Most votedWhite Wine of the World:  Winner: Montrachet2009, Ramonet, France

Most votedChampagne of the World: Winner: Dom Pérignon 2008, France

Most voted Sparkling Wine of the World: Winner:Original Sparkling Shiraz N.V, Seppelt, Australia

Most voted Fortified Wine of the World:Winner:Graham’s Vintage Port 2016, Portugal

Most votedRosé Wine of the World: Winner: Boat Shed Nebbiolo Rosé, Longview, Australia

Most votedSweet Wine of the World: Winner: Château d’ Yquem 2011, France


The TOP 50 Wine Critics and 1000 Most voted wines -lists can be found at www.tastingbook.com


BWW is the largest wine competition in the world, whether measured by the number of wines, the number of consumers involved or the judges taking part.


BWW warmly welcomes all vineyards to enter their wine for the 2019 competition.
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Registration will begin on January 1st at www.bwwcompetition.com.


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