International Wine Challenge

Look for the logo – it is your shortcut to great wines this Christmas

You’ve got to write the Christmas cards, buy the turkey, choose the presents – no time to spend agonising about which wine to choose! This year take some of the stress out of Christmas and look out for the International Wine Challenge (IWC) Gold, Silver and Bronze logo for guidance you can trust whatever your budget. The winning wines are picked from over 9,500 entries, each meticulously tasted by over 400 experienced judges. With their undeniable expertise and the assurance that each medal winning wine is tasted at least three times, you can be sure that all the winners are well deserving of their accolades.

Christmas dinners are a great time to try new wines with your favourite traditional dishes. Whether turkey, ham or prime rib, if you are looking for new wine options to complement your holiday meal, then look no further than the medal winners of the International Wine Challenge. With a multitude of wines to choose from, the IWC winners are easily recognisable on the shelf, with a medal sticker displayed on each bottle. You’ll be able to find anything from a pleasing Pinot Noir for your Turkey, a decedent Port for your cheeseboard, a luscious sweetie for your pudding or a fantastic sparkler for New Years Eve.

Whether you are planning ahead or doing some last minute shopping, you will find that IWC medal winning wines are widely available from all major supermarkets and wine merchants. Be sure to visit and use the search tool to find the perfect wine. Just enter your preferences including: colour, style and price range. You know you won’t go wrong choosing an IWC winner!

And if you’re looking for the perfect present for a family wine buff The World’s Best Wines Guide (2007) is the definitive buyer’s guide to wine and where to find it. It features thousands of mouth-watering wine recommendations and is packed with expert tips and insight. Based on the results of the International Wine Challenge 2008, the book features more than 3,200 medal and trophy-winning wines, comprehensive reviews of the UK’s leading wine retailers, food and wine matches and inside information on the world’s top wine regions.

For more information on the IWC and to see a complete list winners, including the Champion and Trophy wines please visit

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