International Wine Challenge

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About International Wine Challenge

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) owned by William Reed Business Media is now in its 35th year. The IWC is accepted as the world's finest and most meticulously judged wine competition which assesses every wine blind and judges each for its faithfulness to style, region and vintage Throughout the rigorous judging processes, each medal winning wine is tasted on three separate occasions by at least 10 different judges and awards include medals (Gold, Silver, Bronze) and Commended awards

About The Digital Newsroom

The International Wine Challenge Digital Newsroom is a simple and useful resource for you to keep track of all the latest news stories. High resolution images and complete press releases are available to download from here, and you can connect with our various social media profiles easily. Suggestions for improvements are welcome.

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Elly Barham-Marsh Helen Kenny
Manifest London
t. +44 (0)203 1379 270

International Wine Challenge

Try some delicious Vegan wines with International Wine Challenge medal winning vegan wines

IWC top vegan wines to help you survive Veg-anuary

Veganuary is the latest trend, but did you know that many wines are not suitable for Vegans? With one in eight British adults (Mintel, 2014) now adopting a  vegan or vegetarian lifestyle full time, and many abstaining from all animal products this month, there’s no better time to turn the spotlight on what the vegan wines have to offer. To help guide you, the International Wine Challenge has pulled together a selection of our top red, white and sparkling medal winning vegan wines for you to try.

Lanson Noble Cuvée Brut Rosé (NV) – Gold medal winner 

This unusual non-vintage sparkling rosé has a seductive and complex nose, revealing more character with every sip.



Alcohol level: 12.5%

Wine style: Sparkling

Wine colour: Rosé

Price: £98.00

Stockist: The Drink Shop


Marks and Spencer Oudinot Rosé (NV) – Gold medal winner 

This delicious bright and floral rose offers drinks a soft, rounded palate. This luxurious Champagne is ripe with strawberries with a subtle hint of cream, closing with a dry aftertaste. The perfect paired with desserts such as summer fruit pudding.



Alcohol level: 12.0%

Wine style: Sparkling

Wine colour: Rosé

Price: £27.00

Stockist: Marks & Spencer


Court Garden Ditchling Reserve (2010) – Silver medal winner

This wines rich and honeyed notes, give it a rich toasty maturity to this sumptuous white. Despite its age, we think the best is yet to come.



Alcohol level: 12.0%

Wine style: Sparkling

Wine colour: White

Average Price: £30.00

Stockist: English Wine Shop



Court Garden Ditchling White Ortega (2014) –  Silver medal winner

This deliciously fresh white, has notes of apples and melon with a touch of honey contributing to its chalky finish.



Alcohol level: 11.5%

Wine style: Still

Wine colour: White

Price: £12.50

Stockist: English Wine Shop



Aotea by Seifried Nelson Sauvignon Blanc (2015) – Gold medal winner 

Bright aromas of gooseberry and citric flowers that carry on through to the pungent palate of citrus and passion fruit with background boxwood, finishing with pink grapefruit. Shows the virtues of bone dry Sauvignon Blanc. Super.



Alcohol level: 13.5%

Wine style: Still

Wine colour: White

Price: £11.50

Stockist: The Drink Shop



La Terrasse Chablis (2014) – Silver medal winner

This vibrant and zesty wine has notes of ripe stone fruits with a long lingering finish. The perfect companion to rich dark flavours.



Alcohol level: 12.5%

Wine colour: White

Price: £11.00

Find a Stockist: Sainsbury’s



Maynard’s LBV Port (2011) – Gold medal winner

Rich with a ripe warm after taste, this delicious vintage has aromas of stewed plums and damsons finishing with sweet subtle liquorice notes.

3318Alcohol level: 20.0%

Wine style: Fortified

Wine colour: Red

Price: £8.99

Stockist: Aldi


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