05.06.2012 (Hvino News) 13 Georgian wines have received awards of International Wine Challenge (IWC). The results of annual IWC competition were announced recently in London. IWC assesses every wine blind and judges each for its faithfulness to variety, region and vintage. Every wine is assessed independently of its price; "great value for money" awards are made after the wine has been judged for quality. The highest award (silver medal) was won by Marani Kondoli Mtsvane-kisi 2011. Here is the list of 13 winning wines from Georgia:
|Bagrationi Rose Brut, |
|Bagrationi Classic Brut, |
The International Wine Challenge (IWC) is an annual wine competition. The IWC now has over 12,000 entries. The results of the competition are published on the International Wine Challenge website in May, in trade bi-weekly magazine Harpers Wine & Spirit Trade Review and the World's Best Wines Guide iPhone App. The top three medal winning countries at the IWC 2012 are France (1,136 medals), Australia (673 medals), and Portugal (444 medals).
The competition takes place over two weeks. There are three rounds of blind tasting: groups of eight to twelve wines of the same style are tasted and scored by tables of 4 or 5 judges. There are over 400 judges. Wines scoring more than 84 points out of 100 advance to round two, where they are tasted again and medal winners in each style are awarded. Round three is a tasting of gold medal winners to decide on trophy winners. Throughout the rigorous judging processes, each medal winning wine is tasted at least three times and sometimes as many as six. There is no set number of trophies awarded. In September the IWC Awards Dinner is held in London. Each year, the achievements of the top medal winners, and the leading wine merchants, are publicly rewarded at the International Wine Challenge Awards Dinner, with over 800 guests from the UK wine trade plus international producers and winemakers.
The IWC awards ceremony officially unveils the Champion Trophy Winners, Merchant of the Year Awards, Great Value Trophy Winners and Winemaker of the Year Awards, along with Personality of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award.
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