New Wine Regions Win in British Competition
The UK recently held their annual International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), the UK’s most prestigious wine competition. In a competition dominated typically by ‘old world’ – French, Italian, and Spanish – producers, some of the winners of this years competition surprised the judges, competitors and spectators alike.
China was awarded two silver medals and a bronze for both Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Japan, who won a few medals in 2009, added to their collection with six silvers and twenty-five bronze medals – quiet impressive for a new wine region. While some of the newest surprises was a bronze going to a Welsh winery and bronze and silver going to English wineries.
The recognition going to these up and coming wineries shows promise that we can continue to expect wine regions to grow, giving us ‘winos’ hope that in the near future we can try even more wines from regions of all corners of the earth.
To read about the International Wine & Spirits Competition and few the full results, click here.