Vivino’s 2018 Wine Awards: What the People are Drinking (or Want to)


Not sure if I 100% agree with the winners coming out of these awards but 26 million people have scanned and spoken. Although, when it comes to Italian wines, my favorite Barolo is not to be found! Instead, the people prefer Amarone, Brunello and Bolgheri’s Massetto.

The Vivino app, for those not familiar, is used to scan and rate more than 500,000 wines every single day.

Overall Standouts

  • France has the most categories on the list, with 39 different styles.
  • The highest rated wine goes to Chateau d’Yquem for its 1976 Bordeaux Sauternes, with an average rating of 4.92.
  • The #1 red is the 4.89 rated Cabernet Sauvignon-Malbec blend, Viña Cobos Volturno 2010, owned by winemaker Paul Hobbs.
  • Argentina’s Bodega Catena Zapata is the only producer that won in every single style of its country and racked up the most winners with 15 total winning wines.

Trends that Sparkle

Acclaim for Spanish Sherry

Comeback Kings

From a popularity standpoint, the following categories were tops in 2017:

  • Non-Vintage French Champagne
  • Californian Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Argentinian Malbec
  • New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc
  • Italian Chianti
  • Chilean Carménère
  • Portuguese Vinho Verde White
  • Spanish Rioja Red.

See below for more on Vivino, the world’s largest online wine marketplace.

About Vivino
Vivino is the world’s largest online wine marketplace, powered by a community of 26 million wine drinkers who use the Vivino app to scan and rate more than 500,000 wines every single day.

Through and the Vivino app, users discover and purchase wine based on their individual scanning, rating and purchase behavior and community recommendations, making wine discovery fun, accessible, and easy to understand for wine drinkers of every level.

With the Vivino app, users take a photo of any wine label or restaurant wine list with their mobile device and Vivino’s proprietary image recognition technology delivers ratings, reviews and average pricing for every bottle instantly.

Founded by Heini Zachariassen and Theis Søndergaard in 2010, Vivino is available for download on Android and Apple devices.

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