The Good Housekeeping Wine Awards 2023 uncovers great wines across various price points, styles and regions. The awards are backed by rigorous testing from the Good Housekeeping Institute, which has a long-standing reputation for evaluating the best in food and drink. For the inaugural awards, experts tasted wines from nine key wine-growing countries and assessed them based on complexity, flavour and finish.
Best Portuguese Wine
Pérola do Lima Vinho Verde
Tasting Notes: Crisp and zesty with hints of elderflower, fresh citrus, and green apple.
Best Italian Wine
‘PassioneSentimento’ Passimento Bianco
Tasting Notes: Intense, bold tropical wine with fresh citrus and a touch of creamy oak.
Best French Wine
Chateau Cru Godard
Tasting Notes: A Bordeaux-blend dominated by merlot, featuring cherry, blackberry, spice, and complex notes of the forest floor.
Supplier: The Whisky Exchange
Best South African Wine
Tasting Notes: Tart gooseberry, apricot, and long-lasting salinity, ideal with seafood.
Best Greek Wine
Dougos Winery Meth’Imon Acacia
Tasting Notes: A blend of assyrtiko grape and sauvignon blanc, featuring mouth-watering minerality and tropical fruit.
Supplier: Abel & Cole
Best Spanish Wine
Baron de Ley Club Privado Reserva Rioja
Tasting Notes: Bold black fruit, mushroom, and smokey cloves.
Best Argentinian Wine
Luigi Bosca Malbec
Tasting Notes: Smooth palate dominated by sweet red fruit, mellow spice, and balanced tannins.
Best English Wine
Gusbourne Guinevere Chardonnay
Tasting Notes: Candied citrus peel, ripe apricot, and smokey minerality.
Supplier: Gusbourne Web Site