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ONE of our biggest wine woes is making an expensive mistake.

So how do you discover new varieties, bank on old favourites and sip something that really stands out from the crowd? Pick an award-winning wine that's won a Decanter World Wine Award (DWWA), that's how.

The largest and most prestigious wine competition in the world, the Decanter judging panel is made up of 258 of the most respected wine experts, with one aim in mind - to award quality.

This year, more than 17,200 wines entered, a record number since the DWWA launched in 2004.

Not sure where to start? Hurry up (they may not be around for long) and taste these awardwinning wines for yourself...

Platinum and Best in Category: | |Wiston Estate Cuvee Brut 2013, West Sussex, England (PS32.95, www.wistonestate.com) We're winning more medals than ever before and this brilliant bubbly made from chardonnay, pinot noir and meunier (the same grapes as champagne) was not only awarded the highest accolade of a Platinum medal, but romped home with the Best UK Sparkling White.

Cimarosa Shiraz-Cabernet SauvignonPlatinum: | | Best Value New Zealand Red Bordeaux Varietals M&S, Koha Merlot Cabernet Franc, 2015 (PS11.50, Marks & Spencer, in-store) Love a smooth merlot? Hawkes Bay is a dead cert for high-quality wines to swoon over. As the judges did...

| Best Value Sauvignon Blanc Russian Jack Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Marlborough, New Zealand (PS10.99, www.majestic.co.uk) Already a hit with Majestic customers, the judges described Russian Jack as "lively and appealing with striking purity and exceptional length".

Silver: | | Cimarosa Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon, Western Cape, South Africa (PS3.99, Lidl, in-store) Impressively cheap, what's not to love about a smooth spicy red that costs less than a fiver, is a silver medal winner and was granted 91 points!

Lidl won 19 Decanter awards for wines at various price points, but this won the top score for being "rounded and flavoursome with dark fruit and a dry, savoury finish".

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jun 30, 2017
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