For this second round of voting we've partnered with Tasting Table and ShermansTravel to put together a great VIP Adventure to Wine Country as the Grand Prize in our PVA sweepstakes. Every vote you cast is an additional entry in the sweeps, so get in there and start voting for your favorite wines. After all, that is what the PVA is all about, giving you the consumer a voice in deciding which wines should be recognized as the best of the year!
Premium Cabernet Sauvignon
It's a battle of the titans I tell you! Charles Krug, Louis Martini, and Robert Mondavi have been battling it out in this market for years, but in our poll they've got some stiff competition from both Simi and Alexander Valley Vineyards, a perennial favorite of mine I might add,, plus Concha y Toro's Gran Reserva is also in the mix here. It's a great selection of wines, which is your favorite?
Where does the best Value Chardonnay come from? It could be California, Chile, Australia, or even France? You get to choose, and remember each time you vote you're entering to win a great VIP Wine Country Vacation, so vote for your favorites now!
Super Premium Italian Red
Now here's a category that's near and dear to my heart, and what a category it is! It's so difficult to choose between the great wines of Piedmont, Tuscany, the Veneto, Sicily and Basilicata, but that's what we have to do! These are all such compelling wines, but the Aglianico and Etna red just may have the value advantage here. What do you think?
Value Pinot Noir
Here's another hotly contested market segment. Everybody is trying to ride the Value Pinot gravy train, but not too many producers have been successful at getting good juice in the bottle at under $12.
We've got some interesting wines competing in this segment, a few with attitude and a few that are trying for a more serious style. Which do you prefer? Vote now and your voice can be heard, and you'll be entering that nifty contest as well.
Super Premium Rhone Blends
And finally today we have the Super Premium Rhone Blends. This is a fascinating mix of wines, a pair of great values from France are competing with three of the big boys from the west coast and one lone player from down under, which is surprising. Australia has long been known for their Rhone style blends, and while Australian wines have fallen out of favor here in the USA, I think they're poised to make a comeback. Can they make a comeback in this year's People's Voice Awards? Well that's up to you folks, and you know what to do.