Vivino Community Awards
Here's what should be on your must-sip list this season — as voted by regular vino drinkers.
Love wine? Us too. But when it comes to choosing a top-notch vino, sometimes the opinion of sommeliers and self-appointed experts can overcomplicate what should just be an enjoyable drop.
If you're someone who likes to know about the grape juice you're about to drink but have no need to talk about terroir and tannins, let us acquaint you with Vivino: the global online wine marketplace and app that gives you the long and short of the vino in your hand.
All you have to do is take a snap of the label or search for the wine you want and you'll be served zero-bullshit reviews, ratings, taste characteristics and prices all in one spot.
In even better news for no-frills wine lovers, the super-handy database has launched its very own awards, so you can make your way through this year's must-sips. Dubbed the Vivino Community Awards, the inaugural awards were announced on Tuesday, November 16 and had many tasty tipples ranked in the top 100 wines as voted by Vivino's 50 million-strong community of wine lovers.
In terms of Australian drops, Penfolds Grange 1990 (which costs a cool $1694 a pop) clocked in at number 20, and Torbreck RunRig 2017 ($300) came 67th in the global awards.
But, because Aussies love Aussie wine, there are a bunch of awarded homegrown hits, too. If you like a particular colour, then check out the top-ranked Australian reds, whites and bubbles. Love it all? Then have a look at the best local drops priced under $25, between $25–80 and, for the ballers among us, above the $80 benchmark. With silly season just around the corner, there's never been a better excuse to stock up.