NOffLA SELECTS 45 WINNING WINES AT THE IRISH WINE SHOW

(13 Oct 2016)

13th October: The National Off-Licence Association (NOffLA) awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze Star Awards to a total of 45 wines at the The Irish Wine Show Awards ceremony which took place on Monday, 10th October. Now in its sixteenth year, the winners were chosen by NOffLA wine experts and independent wine writers. Each of the winning wines will be available to consumers all over Ireland.

Speaking at the awards, Gary O’Donovan, Chairman of NOffLA congratulated the winners, stating; “Each year this event allows us to celebrate the best wines available at a range of price points which can be sold by our highly trained members around the country. Our members are committed to offering the Irish consumer excellence in terms of personal service, product knowledge, superior quality and true value for money.

“Our wholesaler partners place a considerable amount of time and effort in deciding which wines to enter into The Irish Wine Show, something that is evident every year with increasing levels of excellence. Each of the wines are chosen for their superior quality across a broad range of styles and price points by experts in the field. This rigorous process has become a recognised symbol of quality among consumers, and a key offering for members.”

In excess of 600 wines were submitted to The Irish Wine Show Star Award adjudication panel of NOffLA judges and independent wine writers.  Points were awarded on the basis of appearance, aroma, taste and value for money criterion, and the winners were selected as the best wines from key suppliers across a number of price categories.

Each of the winning wines will be sold in NOffLA member outlets, of which there are more than 315 nationwide.  The chosen wines will be recognisable by distinctive Award symbols on each bottle. In the pre-Christmas period, NOffLA members will promote the Star Awards 2016-2017 Collection as ideal Christmas gifts, offering consumers a diverse range of high quality products.

 
 
2016 Gold Star Winners

Old World White Under €10 Monasterio de las Viñas Macabeo 2015, Spain, Taserra Wine Merchants

Old World White Under €15 Adega de Pegões Colheita Seleccionada 2015, Portugal, Mackenway Distributors Ltd

Old World White Under €20  Valmiñor Albariño 2015, Spain, Mackenway Distributors Ltd WHITE WINE OF THE YEAR 2016-2017

New World White Under €10 El Camino Torrontes Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Argentina, Taserra Wine Merchants

New World White Under €15 Fairfields Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015, New Zealand, Ampersand Wines

New World White Under €20 Neil Ellis Groenekloof Sauvignon Blanc, Stellenbosch 2015, South Africa, Tindal Wine Merchants

Old World Red Under €10 Rioja Vega Rioja 2014, Spain, Ampersand Wines

Old World Red Under €15 Familia Castaño, `Hécula` Monastrell 2014, Spain, Liberty Wines Ltd. WINE OF THE YEAR 2016-2017

Old World Red Under €20 San Alejandro "Las Rocas" Viñas Viejas 2013, Spain, Mackenway Distributors Ltd

New World Red Under €10  The Landings Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Australia, Ampersand Wines

New World Red Under €15  Montes Classic Series, Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Chile, Liberty Wines Ltd.

New World Red Under €20  Jordan The Prospector Syrah 2014, South Africa, Febvre & Company

Rosé Under €15  Barton & Guestier Passeport Rosé D'Anjou 2015 France, Findlater Wine & Spirit Group

Sparkling Wine Under €25  Cremant de Bourgogne, Simonnet-Febvre NV, France, Febvre & Company

Champagne Under €60  Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV France, Cassidy Wines Distribution Ltd.

 
 
2016 Silver Star Winners

Old World White Under €10  Pé Branco 2015, Portugal, Febvre & Company

Old World White Under €15  Cento Cavalli, Grillo 2015, Italy, Liberty Wines Ltd.

Old World White Under €20  Maçon-Uchizy, Cave Talmard 2015, France, Tindal Wine Merchants

New World White under €10  Osaado Chardonnay 2016, Argentina, Mackenway Distributors Ltd

New World White under €15  Anderra Sauvignon Blanc 2014, Chile, Cassidy Wines Distribution Ltd.

New World White under €20  Tiki Sauvignon Blanc 2015, New Zealand, Cassidy Wines Distribution Ltd.

Rosé Under €15 Meerestein Cinsault Rose 2016, South Africa, Ampersand Wines

Old World Red Under €10  Pé Tinto 2015, Portugal, Febvre & Company

Old World Red Under €15  Sobreiro de Pegões "Premium" 2014, Portugal, Mackenway Distributors Ltd

Old World Red Under €20  Masi Possessioni Rosso Serégo Alighieri 2013, Italy, Findlater Wine & Spirit Group

New World Red Under €10  Santa Carolina Cellar Selection Merlot 2015, Chile, Ampersand Wines

New World Red Under €15  Anderra Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Chile, Cassidy Wines Distribution Ltd.

New World Red Under €20  Kaiken Ultra Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Argentina, Liberty Wines Ltd.

Sparkling Under €25  Torri de la Marca Prosecco Frizzante NV, Italy, Mackenway Distributors Ltd.

Champagne Under €60  Segura Viudas Brut Reserva Heredad NV, Spain Findlater Wine & Spirit Group

 
 
2016 Bronze Star Winners

Old World White Under €10  Portuga Leve, Vinho Regional Lisboa 2014, Portugal, Taserra Wine Merchants

Spirit Group

Old World White Under €15  Marqués De Riscal Rueda 2015, Spain, Findlater Wine & Spirit Group

Old World White Under €20  Lugana San Benedetto, Zenato, Veneto 2015, Italy, Tindal Wine Merchants

New World White under €10  The Accomplice Chardonnay, De Bortoli 2015, Australia, Febvre & Company

New World White under €15  Masi Passo Blanco 2016, Argentina, Findlater Wine & Spirit Group

New World White under €20  Altaland Torrontes 2015, Argentina, Cassidy Wines Distribution Ltd.

Rosé Under €15 Côtes du Rhône St Esprit Rose, Delas Frères 2014, France, Febvre & Company

Old World Red Under €10  Cabo da Roca Fisherman Douro 2015, Portugal, Taserra Wine Merchants

Old World Red Under €15  Nero d'avola Appassimento IGT Tank No 26 2015, Italy, Febvre & Company

Old World Red Under €20  Mas de Boislauzon Côtes du Rhône Villages 2014, France, Mackenway Distributors Ltd

New World Red Under €10  Meerestein Shiraz / Mourvedre 2015, South Africa, Ampersand Wines

New World Red Under €15  Moncagua Malbec 2014, Argentina, Taserra Wine Merchants

New World Red Under €20  Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cabernet 2011, Australia, Findlater Wine & Spirit Group

Sparkling Under €25  Prosecco Spumante Sgàjo Extra Dry Organic/Vegan, Perlage, Valdobbiadene NV, Italy, Tindal Wine Merchants

Champagne Under €60  Champagne Deutz Brut Classic NV, France, Febvre & Company

 

 



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