Spend a Lidl Get a Lot: International Wine Challenge Announces its Geat Value Wines of 2013

May 17, 2013

IWC announce its eighteen best value wines of 2013.

International Wine Challenge have announced its eighteen Great Value awards of 2013, with winners from as little as £5, showing you can find a beautiful wine to suit any budget.

Each of the 18 winners achieved much-coveted Gold or Silver medals at the wine competition and all retail for under £20. The Great Value wines cover various styles including Red, White, and Rosé, Sparkling, Champagne, Sweet, and Fortified. Each of the winners are available nationwide and prizes are awarded for wines retailing under various price points between £7 and £22 (for Champagne).

Supermarket own brand wines accounted for 10 of the 18 Great Value winners with awards going to Tesco, Waitrose, Marks and Spencer, Morrisons. Budget supermarket Lidl produced the least expensive winner picking up the award for Great Value Champagne under £10 with its Silver medal winner Allini Asti Spumante Docg, which retails at just over £5. The best value Gold medal winner was a Dessert Semillon from Tesco that costs less than £7.

Charles Metcalfe, Co-Chairman of the IWC commented:

“Our Great Value awards are always a huge talking point of the competition and the winners this year have been extremely impressive. These wines have been ‘blind’ tasted alongside wines ten times their price, which just demonstrates this magnificent achievement. These accolades show that shoppers can find great wine, whatever their budget and with the IWC medal on the bottle as a seal of approval you can trust the quality as it will have been judged by some of the most experienced wine tasters in the world.”

The 30th International Wine Challenge awarded 514 Gold medals this year, making it a record for quality with wines. Entries were received from all over the world including Peru, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Lebanon and Thailand. Each medal wine is tasted on at least three separate occasions by a minimum of ten of the finest wine tasters in the world.

Charles continued;

“The International Wine Challenge is unique and is widely regards as the finest judged tasting in the world.  I know of no other wine competition in the world where each medal winner will have been blind tasted a minimum of three separate occasions to ensure consistency and fairness. Our much-coveted medals are displayed on the bottles of winner which means consumers can instantly trust the quality of the product as it will have been tasted by the best wine judges in the world.”

For full list of the winners please see the full press release attached.