Retailers and Critics & Competitions
- International Wine Challenge
- International Wine and Spirit Competition
- The Drinks Business Global Masters
- Marks & Spencer
Critics & Competitions
We compare the results from wine critics, wine competitions and user recommendations with wines in the supermarkets to help you find the best quality and best value for money wines.
International Wine Challenge
The International Wine Challenge is one of the world's top wine competitions. Wines are tasted blind without any knowledge of who produced the wine. This allows the wines to be judged on their own merit, based on how they taste in the glass. They are then ranked as Gold, Silver, Bronze, commended or No Result. We load these results into Find A Vino and sort the wines by value. There are always wines that the Judges find among the thousands of wines they taste, that when we add the wine's price, provide exceptional value for money. The competition releases its results twice a year.
International Wine and Spirit Competition
The International Wine and Spirit Competition is one of the world's top wine competitions. Wines are tasted blind without any knowledge of who produced the wine. They are then ranked as Gold Outstanding, Gold, Silver Outstanding, Silver, Bronze or No Result. The competition releases its results twice a year, with the wines from the Northern Hemispehre in the first half of the year and the Southern Hemisphere wines in the second.
The Drinks Business Global Masters
The Drinks Business gather some of the top critics to taste the top wines found in the UK. Unlike many awards they judge wines by grape variety, so you know that all top recommended wines are the best examples of that particular grape or style. Tastings are caried out through the year and are ade regularly to Find A Vino.
Each day we load the latest prices and availability of the wines and compare them to the critics scores to quickly find the best value wines available in-store or online in the UK. Some of the retailers here are on the high street, some are web-based only and some are a mixture of both.
Majestic is one of the UK's leading wine merchants with all available wines loaded into Find A Vino, both online and in-store. Each store has their own range but if you want a wine recommended that isn't in stock, they can usually get it for you, if you ask.
Waitrose Groceries is part of the home delivery network and all the wines are available in their bigger stores. If you shop online with Waitrose, use Find A Vino first to choose your wine. Then you can continue on with your grocery shop, confident you have got the best wines already sorted and in your basket.
Asda Direct wines are all available online and at the larger Asda stores
Marks & Spencer
Marks & Spencer include all wines delivered to your home and within this are wines that you can find in your local store. Many of Marks & Spencer's top wines are their own label wines, readily available in-store.
Adnams is an eclectic mix of brewer, distiller and wine merchant. All wines from their online site are checked for recommendations. They stock a range of wines in their stores, but if you want a wine recommended on Find A Vino they should be able to get it in for you if you ask.
ThirtyFifty is a leading wine tasting company and also has an online shop. The wine range is critiqued by thousands of wine drinkers every year and this means that any wines that are below par simply do not survive and stay on the list. All the wines available online.