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English wines get gold at International Wine Competition

Two English wines were awarded gold medals at the International Wine Challenge (IWC).

Camel Valley’s 2008 Pinot Noir Rosé Brut (£24.95) and Nyetimber’s 2001 Blanc de Blancs (£28.99) both scooped gold medals.

With 46 countries entering the competition, there was a 15% increase in the number of wines judged.

But the top three gold-winning countries remained the same as 2009 with France in first place with 75 gold medals, then Australia with 65 and Portugal with 35.

“Wines carrying the IWC logo and medal recognition enjoy significant commercial advantages,” said event director Chris Ashton.

“IWC award winners feature in the global media coverage generated by the competition, which enhances the wine’s credibility among consumers internationally and drives up sales.”

The medal winners will feature on the second version of IWC’s iPhone App.

The IWC’s trophy winners, selected from the gold medal winners, will be announced in June.

Monday, January 22, 5:52 am

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