|At the International Wine Challenge, Château Indage won three commendations for its Chantilli Chenin Blanc, Ivy Brut and Marquise de Pompadour. No other Indian wines received recognition though we do not know which others participated. In other news, Indage gained access to UK supermarkets through its acquisition of Darlington Wines.|
With over 9,000 entries, the International Wine Challenge is the largest of its kind in the world.This year, more than 370 winemakers, merchants and writers from around the world took part. As Drinks Media Wire reported, this year 267 Golds, 1257 Silvers and 2140 Bronzes were awarded, making a total of 3664 medals, up 14.4% on last year. There is no quota for medals awarded.
France won the most medals (696) followed by Australia (587) and Spain (381). Australia picked up an extra 101 medals compared to the previous years. Other countries that improved considerably included Austria (up 58%), Canada (up 128%) and the Eastern European Countries of Hungary, the Czech Republic and Bulgaria and the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. France also won the most golds (60).
This year’s results were announced at the London International Wine Fair by famed footballer David Ginola who entered his first wines from the Coste Brulade domain. You can search the results on the International Wine Challenge website.