OLN's Tim Atkin MW, who chaired the
ANIVIT and Inter Oc event, run in association with OLN, said: "It was good to see more rosÚs coming through and Sauvignon Blanc has been the star this year."
Rosemary George MW, wine writer and a competition judge
, said: "It's a great competition . The fact that entrants don't have to pay
gives producers that might otherwise have been overlooked a great opportunity."
Tesco buyer Graham Nash said: "Overall the quality gets better every year. Vins de Pays offers more flexibility as producers are able to innovate as the regulations aren't as strict as AOC."
Trophy winners revealed in next issue.