Wednesday, July 1, 2009

South Australia sweeps International Wine Challenge

South Australian winemakers have blitzed the 2009 International Wine Challenge (IWC), picking up 27 gold medals. The Challenge brings together the very best judges with the arduous task of tasting every single bottle of wine. Boasting more than 9,500 entries, the International Wine Challenge has cemented its place as the best and biggest blind tasting in the world. It is held every year at the Barbican Centre in London.

Out of an overall worldwide total of 304 gold, Australia scored 43, second only to France. Multiple gold winning SA wine producers were Yalumba, Peter Lehmann and Tim Adams. Barossa wines featured most prominently.

Some of Rich & Lingering’s key partners were successful at the Challenge. Those winning gold medals and trophies included; Fox Creek (2006 Reserve Shiraz), Shaw & Smith (2007 Shiraz), Peter Lehmann (2004 Mentor, and the 2003 & 2004 Margaret Semillon), Primo Estate (2007 Joseph Angel Gully Shiraz), and Wirra Wirra (2007 Dead Ringer Cabernet Sauvignon).

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations South Australia! My name is Madeline and I'm a sommelier who visited there just in Nov. 2009! I wrote a blog with details of some of the great wines and wineries to visit if you travel there. Check it out, and thanks for the great news!