Spanish Wines Receive Countless Distinctions at International Wine Awards
18 May 2017
Wines from Spain took home more than 70 gold awards, not to mention many silver, bronze and commended accolades
The International Wine Awards are meticulously judged through blind tastings, and medal-worthy wines are tasted by up to 10 people
Author: Samara Kamenecka/@ICEX
The International Wine Challenge results are in! This contest, now in its 34th edition, is meticulously and rigorously judged with a bling tasting, and those wines in the running are tasted three times by ten different judges. Winning wines can receive a trophy; a gold, silver or bronze distinction; or a commended or great value award. Considered one of the most important wine competitions in the world, winners are invited to include the seal on their bottles, which has been known to boost sales by up to 15%.
Spanish wines performed spectacularly, taking home 72 gold distinctions alone, as well as many silver, bronze and commended accolades. A quick look at the winners shows that noteworthy wines from just about every part of Spain were recognized. Winners included Albariño de Fefiñanes, from Galicia (Gold), Torelló Special Edition 2012, from Cava (Gold), Palo Cortado Bertola 12 Años, NV, from Jerez (Gold), Baigorri Garnacha 2013, from Rioja (Gold), Abadal Picapoll 2016, from Catalonia (Silver), Altos R Crianza 2014, from Rioja (Silver), 42 by Eneko Atxa 2014, from the Basque Country (Bronze), Baron de Ley Gran Reserva 2011, from Rioja (Bronze), Aula Tinto 2015, from Valencia (Commended), and Albaricus 2016, from Castile-León (Commended).
The official awards dinner will be held in London at the Hilton Hotel on July 6th.