International Wine Challenge

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About International Wine Challenge

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) owned by William Reed Business Media is now in its 31st year. The IWC is accepted as the world's finest and most meticulously judged wine competition which assesses every wine blind and judges each for its faithfulness to style, region and vintage Throughout the rigorous judging processes, each medal winning wine is tasted on three separate occasions by at least 10 different judges and awards include medals (Gold, Silver, Bronze) and Commended awards

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The International Wine Challenge Digital Newsroom is a simple and useful resource for you to keep track of all the latest news stories. High resolution images and complete press releases are available to download from here, and you can connect with our various social media profiles easily. Suggestions for improvements are welcome.

Contact Details

Ali Maynard and Helen Kenny
Manifest London
t. +44 (0)203 1379 270
e. iwc@manifestlondon.co.uk

International Wine Challenge

Value vino: 10 wines for under £10

Try these 10 wines for under £10

The International Wine Challenge picks its top high street tipples perfect for toasting the start of February

  • The International Wine Challenge is here to help with a selection of award winning wines to toast the beginning of February.
  • You can hit the high street with confidence knowing all of these medal winners have been given the IWC seal of approval by some of the toughest wine judges in the world.

This lively and crisp White wine with notes of melon, grapefruit and white pear is perfect with that creamy pasta dish you’ve been resisting all month. Its crisp acidity will leave your palate refreshed, and raring for another sip.

Cederberg Private Cellar Chenin Blanc, 2016

Silver

Waitrose

White

£8.99

 

This complex Red wine with notes of red fruit, mulberry and cherries is perfect for pairing with cheese and chocolate – the perfect celebratory tipple to toast the end of January!

Cederberg Private Cellar, Shiraz, 2015

Silver

Waitrose

Red

£8.99

 

This excellent White wine is full of ripe fruit, with a crisp and clean finish that will remind you of the summer months to come! The lemon scents and zesty finish are perfect with seafood dishes.

Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference Languedoc White, 2016

Silver

Sainsbury’s

White

£7.00

 

If January has had you dreaming of cheese, we’ve got the perfect wine for you. This sweet wine may come in a small bottle but it packs a punch with its apricot, honey and peach flavours. For the ultimate indulgence, pair it with a delicious blue cheese.

Tesco finest* Dessert Semillon, 2011

Silver

Tesco

£6.00

 

If there was a time to break out the lamb chops it’s with this rich Rioja from Tesco. This sumptuous Red wine is rich with notes of raspberry and vanilla, perfect for cutting through the fatty lamb meat.

Tesco finest* Viña del Cura Rioja Reserva, 2012

Gold

Red

Tesco

£8.00

 

Time to give the lager a miss when you order your curry this February. This South African White wine packs a flavorsome punch with notes of gooseberry, lemon, lime and fig. It’s the perfect partner for a lightly spiced korma or butter chicken.

Tesco finest* Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc, 2016

Silver

Tesco

£6.00

 

This Marsala is aged for five years, and is bursting with the flavours of figs and nuts. If it’s rich finish isn’t indulgent enough for you, it’s best paired with a cheese board or dessert.

Marks & Spencer Martinez Marsala Superiore Riserva Dolce 5 Year Old, NV

Gold

Marks & Spencer

£7.50

 

Upgrade your curry night with this medium dry Riesling. It’ll give you the perfect reason to crack open a bottle and invite some mates round. Its delicate floral aromas are complimented by its peachy fruit flavours with a twist of citrus.

Tesco finest* Steillage Mosel Riesling, 2015

White

Silver

Tesco

£6.00

 

There’s nothing quite like a homemade burger at the best of times. For those who take their hamburgers seriously, make sure you get your hands on this full-bodied Red wine. Its blackcurrant and plum notes with a hint of vanilla will compliment your meaty dreams.

Morrisons The Best Western Australia Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013

Silver

Red

Morrisons

£7.00

 

It’s no secret that Red wine and red meat are a match made in heaven. What better way to kick off February than with a fillet of steak and this ‘truly irresistible’ wine? Its palate of cassis and spice, with some subtle vanilla notes will make your meal unforgettable.

The Co-operative Truly Irresistible Mount Benson Shiraz, 2015

Silver

Red

The Co-operative

£7.99

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