International Wine Challenge Trophies 2009


Since the good folk at William Reed haven’t managed to get their act together yet, here are the top trophies from the awards at last nights IWC dinner:

Merchants of the Year
Agent  – Seckford
Direct – Berry Bros & Rudd
Environmental Initiative – M&S
Corporate Social Responsibility – Cooperative Group
On Trade Supplier – Liberty Wines
Wine Club – Tesco
Wine Educator – Matthew Clark
Wine List – Matthew Clark
Small Independent – The Sampler
Large Independent – Wine Society
Innovator – Bordeaux Index
High St Chain – Majestic
Supermarket – M&S
Overall Prize – Berry Bros & Rudd

Great Value Awards
Rosé – Jaboulet Côtes Du Rhône Parallele 45 Rosé 2008
Sweet – M&S Scheurebe 2005, Weingut Darting, Pfalz
Fortified – Marks & Spencer Manzanilla
Sparkling – Sainsbury’s Blanc de Noirs Champagne
White – Tim Adams Riesling 2008, Clare Valley
Red – Pascual Toso 2008 Malbec

Planet Earth Awards
Sustainable Trophy – Guardian Peak Lapa Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Organic Trophy – Domaine de la Vougeraie Clos de Vougeot 2006
Biodynamic Trophy – Loacker Corte Pavone Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2003

Champion Awards
Sake – Kinmon Akita Shuzo Co Ltd Yamabuki 1995
Sweet – Weingut Horst Sauer Escherndorfer Lump Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese 2007
Fortified – Barbeito Verdelho Old Reserve 10 Year Old Madeira
Sparkling – Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 1995
White – Château Labouré Roi Meursault Clos de la Baronne 2007
Red – Guardian Peak Lapa Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Winemaker Awards
Sweet – Alois Kracher (now RIP, but he made the wines that scored well in the 2009 IWC)
Fortified – Juan Fuentes/Manuel Lozano (Lustau)
Sparkling – Régis Camus (P & C Heidsieck)
White – Neil McGuigan (Australian Vintage)
Red – Jean-Philippe Trollet (Caves St Pierre)

Len Evans Trophy (for consistently good performance in the IWC) – Gonzalez Byass
James Rogers Trophy (best wine in its first vintage) – Weingut Felerjörgl Eiswein Welschriesling Höchleit´n 2007
Lifetime Achievement – Peter Lehmann
Personality of the Year – Oz Clarke & James May

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