The Mamba Riedel Decanter Awards – now in their eleventh year – highlight the quality and value of Australian wine in the UK market, and are judged non-blind, with prices revealed, by members of the wine trade.
They are hosted and sponsored by Roger and Sue Jones, of the Michelin-starred The Harrow at Little Bedwyn in Wiltshire. Decanter is a supporter, along with glassware maker Riedel, drinks charity The Benevolent, Wine Australia and Jansz sparkling wine. Every year two specific grapes are chosen, this year it is the turn of Riesling and Shiraz. Awards go to each grape category, with the winner receiving a Mamba Riedel Decanter, there is alsoTHe Yvonne May Memorial Decanter given to the best value wine, and the Decanter Trophy given to the best importer. There is no fee to enter the Awards and the after judging Reception, Dinner and Party are also provided free by Roger and Sue Jones.