The International Wine Challenge announced its main winners last week

The International Wine Challenge announced its main winners last week

Last week, the International Wine Challenge announced the winners of its headline awards at the annual IWC dinner in London. Here are the full results.

Champion Wines

  • Alois Kracher Trophy for Sweet Wine - Hans Tschida's Sämling Tba 2007
  • Fortified Wine - Justino’s Madeira Wines' Justino’s Madeira Verdelho 1954
  • Daniel Thibault Trophy for Sparkling Wine - Champagne Piper-Heidsieck 's Piper-Heidsieck Rare Millésimé 1998
  • White Wine - Australian Vintage Ltd's McGuigan Bin 9000 2005
  • Red Wine - Brennan Wines' B2 Pinot Noir 2011

Great Value Champions

  • Rosé - Marks & Spencer's Monferrato Chiaretto 2012, Araldica
  • Fortified - De Bortoli Wines' Show Liqueur Muscat NV
  • Sparkling - Maison Burtin's Asda Extra Special Louis Bernard Premier Cru Champagne NV
  • White – Yalumba's Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2012
  • Red - Viña Errazuriz's Errazuriz Max Reserva Syrah 2011
  • Sweet - De Bortoli Wines' Tesco Finest Dessert Semillon 2008

Champion Sake

  • Kitaya Co Ltd's Daiginjo Gokujo Kitaya 2012

Winemakers of the Year 2013

  • Fortified Winemaker of the Year - Emilio Lustau's Manuel Lozano
  • Sparkling Winemaker of the Year - P&C Heidsieck's Régis Camus
  • White Winemaker of the Year - McGuigan Wines' Neil McGuigan
  • Red Winemaker of the Year - Wolf Blass Wines' Chris Hatcher
  • Sweet Winemaker of the Year - Weingut Hans Tschida's Hans Tschida

Trade Awards

  • Large Agent of the Year - Boutinot Ltd
  • Small Agent of the Year - Seckford Agencies
  • Direct Merchant of the Year – Tesco
  • High Street Chain of the Year - Majestic Wine
  • Innovator of the Year - Virgin Wines
  • Large Independent Merchant of the Year - Cambridge Wine Merchants
  • On-Trade Supplier of the Year - Liberty Wines
  • Small Independent Merchant of the Year - Noel Young Wines
  • Supermarket of the Year - Marks & Spencer
  • Wine List of the Year - Armit Wines
  • Wine Educator of the Year - Majestic Wine
  • Wine Club of the Year - The Wine Society
  • Wine Merchant of the Year - The Wine Society
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Award - Marks & Spencer
  • Generic Campaign of the Year - The Big Fortified Tasting

Own Label

  • Own Label Range of the Year - Tesco

Planet Earth Awards

  • Sustainable Trophy - Lawson’s Dry Hills' Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2011
  • Organic Trophy - Domaine de la Vougeraie's Vougeot 1er Cru 2010
  • Biodynamic Trophy - François Chidaine's Marks & Spencer Montlouis Demi Sec les Tuffeux 2009
  • Fairtrade Award - La Riojana Cooperativa Vitivinifrutícola de la Rioja's Raza Reserve Fairtrade Malbec 2011

IWC Special Awards

  • Len Evans Trophy 2013 (for consistency over five years) - Henriques & Henriques
  • James Rogers Trophy 2013 (for best wine in the first year of production) - Quinta de Lemos' Dona Georgina 2005
  • Personality of the Year - Michael Cox, Master Vintner
  • Lifetime Achievement Award - Hugh Johnson OBE