Upon the conclusion of the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2018 competition, the list of the wines that won one of the coveted “Best in Show” medals was announced, and a Greek wine is among them! And it’s not just any wine, it’s a top Assyrtiko, from Artemis Karamolegos Winery in Santorini!
A total of 16,903 wines were tasted at the DWWA this year, with 50 wines awarded the Best in Show accolade, having previously made it through to the Platinum level. The DWWA 2018 judging team this year comprised 275 international experts, including 59 Masters of Wine and 25 Master Sommeliers from 33 countries.
The honor for Artemis Karamolegos Winery, as well as for Greek wine is even higher if one considers that just 0.3% of wines tasted at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 won one of the prestigious Best in Show medals! Best in Show winners are all wines that already received Platinum medals and have been re-tasted several times to make it to the top-tier, including by DWWA co-chairs, Sarah Jane Evans MW, Andrew Jefford and Michael Hill Smith MW.
Stay tuned for a full profile of Artemis Karamolegos Winery among the Featured Wineries on ilovegreekwine.com shortly! For now, our warmest congratulations to top Santorini winemaker Artemis Karamolegos and his team on one more prestigious international achievement!