L'autunno è la stagione dei premi e delle classifiche nel mondo del vino. Quelli a cui si dà più visibilità sono quelli nazionali ma in realtà i più ambiti sono quelli che arrivano dall'estero, visto che da molti anni ormai è l'export il traino del vino italiano.
Having recently picked up two gold awards at the International Wine & Spirit Competition for the first release in their Scottish Folklore inspired whisky series, Edinburgh based Scottish whisky broker and independent bottler Cask 88 have unveiled their second series of Scottish single cask whiskies.
In a further boost for English producers, the Ridgeview estate in Sussex was this week awarded the coveted trophy of the world’s best winemaker in the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018. This is the first time in the IWSC’s 49-year history that the award has been presented to an English producer.
Bellshill-based distillers William Grant & Sons was recognised with the prestigious Distiller of the Year award and Scotch Whisky Producer of the Year award at the 2018 International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC).
Aldi’s Veuve Monsigny Brut is a fantastic fizz for the festive season and it comes in at superb price tag! Priced at just £11.99 a bottle, it’s stunning how much class and elegance you get for under £12! This Champagne has not gone unnoticed, with a Silver Outstanding medal at the International Wine & Spirits Competition.
We didn’t get into this business to win awards but that doesn’t mean it’s not gratifying to be recognised for the work we do. In fact, receiving awards for doing something we love makes it even more rad. Last Wednesday, Maverick Drinks won IWSC Spirits Distributor of the Year for the third year in a row (and fourth time in five years)! The company only turned five in September of this year, so we consider this a pretty huge endorsement of what we’re trying to do: bring premium craft spirits to people that want and deserve better.
Cono Sur Bicicleta Viognier from Chile, $1.50 off at $9.95, is one of those wines which regularly re-appears on the LTO’s. There is fine value here, with good complexity, peach/apricot fruit notes, and a crisp finish. It earned a respectable ‘Silver’ at the International Wine & Spirits Competition.