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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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medals, from wine competitions and other judgings are coveted by many wine producers. There is a certain hierarchy of medals, however. State and national wine shows are important to the wine trade in australia, but a Hobart gold medal may be reckoned less glamorous than a Canberra silver. In France, medals awarded by the fairs in Paris and Mâcon are usually indications of real quality, as are those awarded in Germany by the Deutscher Landwirtschaft Gesellschaft, or DLG.