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Zim Somms take on the world

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Zim somms take on the world – again

Last Saturday, thanks to a couple of sponsors in the Netherlands, exactly the same team – captain Joseph T Dhafana (La Colombe), Marlvin Gwese (Cape Grace), Tinashe Nyamudoka (The Test Kitchen) and Pardon Taguzu (now at African Wines in The Hague) – competed again at this year's world championship held in the Languedoc. This year they managed to cover themselves with glory, beating Spain, Brazil, Italy (again), England, Monaco, Japan, the Netherlands, Belarus and the American team. Overall the Zimbabwean team was judged fourteenth best out of 23, just a notch below China (who had performed brilliantly in a previous version of this annual competition, organised by the French wine magazine Revue du Vin de France).

This year's winner, quite decisively, was Belgium, followed by Finland, France and then Taiwan, competing for the first time, but from a country which already has a very developed wine culture. See full listing below, with scores.

Lees hier het volledige stuk geschreven door Jancis Robinson