Double success!

June 8th, 2009 | Uncategorized
Seeing double?

My second post of the day is a little more serious, and is certainly worth a mention.

You may or may not know that I have mixed views about the validity of wine competitions, as for various reasons they can be a bit of a lottery – dodgy samples, dodgy judging etc, etc. Consequently, we do not actively participate in the competition circuit, but sometimes it is our importer who will enter wines on our behalf, often without our knowledge. In these circumstances we can at least guarantee that the sample used is quite literally taken ‘off the shelf’, and there can be no question of it being doctored, or taken from a special tank.

Unbeknown to us, our one and only retail customer in the UK, Marks & Spencer, recently submitted the wine that we ship to them for two competitions – the International Wine Challenge and the Decanter World Wine Awards.

We were lucky enough to be recognised in both, a silver medal from Decanter and a bronze in the IWC. Not bad going, and at least showing some consistency for a wine taken directly from the shop shelf!

I was inclined to make a special photo for the occassion wearing yet another Liverpool shirt, and the eagle eyed (Liverpool supporters) amongst you might notice that there is something very odd about this picture – and not just the fact that there are two of me…… answers on a postcard please.

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