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The International Wine Challenge awards medals and trophies to sakes based on quality. The IWC also awards Great Value Sake Awards, Champion Trophies and the Sake Brewer of the Year, which are announced at the IWC dinner in July.

IWC(インターナショナル・ワイン・チャレンジ)は品質を基準にメダル、及びトロフィーを選出します。トバリュー・サケ賞、チャンピオン・トロフィー、サケ・ブリューワー・オブ・ザ・イヤー賞を7月のIWCディナーで発表します。

Medal judging is split into two rounds:
審査は2ラウンドに分かれます:

Round One
Sakes are either marked as 'out', given a Commended award or progress to the next round. The IWC Sake Chairs re-taste all 'outs' and 'commended' sakes to confirm the mark. If the IWC Sake Chairs may re-enter a sake into round two to give it another chance, if they believe the sake is eligible.

ラウンド1
”OUT”と印の入った日本酒はコメンディット賞もしくは次のラウンドへ進みます。IWC Sakeチェアが”OUT”と”Commended”印のついた日本酒を再度審査し、印を確認します。IWC Sakeチェアが相応しいと確信した出品酒は、ラウンド2へ進みます。

Round Two
Qualifying sakes are re-tasted and marked as 'out', given a Commended award or awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze medals. All sakes are re-tasted by the IWC Chairmen to verify the results.

ラウンド2
再審査後に承認された日本酒は”OUT”と印が付けられ、コメンディット賞もしくは、ゴールド、シルバー、ブロンズのメダルを授賞します。IWCチェアマンによって再審査を受け、結果の検証を行います。

Trophy Tasting
Sakes awarded Gold medals progress to the Trophy round for re-tasting. Gold and Silver medal-winning sakes that fall into the Great Value category are also tasted at this time. Regional and national Trophies and Great Value medals are awarded. All Trophy winning sakes are re-tasted by the IWC Chairmen who then decide which sakes should be awarded the Champion Trophies.

トロフィー・テイスティング
ゴールドメダルを授賞すると、トロフィー受賞に向け再審査に進みます。その際、ゴールドとシルバーメダル受賞酒からグレート・バリュー・サケの選出も同時に行います。全てのトロフィー受賞酒はIWCチェアマンの再審査を経てチャンピオン・トロフィーの決定となります。

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    This is a numerical code, unique to the company who entered the wines into the IWC. It will be 6 digit code starting with 44****. Searching using the Customer ID will find the all award winning wines for this entrant. If you cannot recall your Customer ID please email iwc@wrbm.com or login to your account where you can also review your results or get your ID

    If you were a judge at the IWC and you want to check up on a wine you tasted, please type in the Wine Code from your tasting notes to obtain the details of the wine.