18.11.11 | IWSC-Trophys for German winesMore headlines in LondonNovember 16th 2011, the two German wineries "Burgerspital" and "Horst Sauer" were awarded IWSC-Trophies at the International Wine & Spirit Competition's annual banquet. After the recent overwhelming results for German wines at a blind tasting in the metropolitan city, this was the second time within one month that "Wine of Germany" made headlines in Britain.
Frank Schulz, Director Communication of the German Wine Institute, took on the “Jancis Robinson Trophy for Riesling” on behalf of Horst Sauer. He also had the honor to provide Robert MacGregor from Burgerspital with the "IWSC German Producer Trophy 2011”.
“Our wines faced tough competition from around the world and prevailed at this cosmopolitan contest”, Schulz sums up his impressions in London. (winner-lists)
After the global success story of Riesling, Pinot Noir from wine growing regions of Germany stands in the forefront of positive consumer perception, Schulz senses.
“We are amoung the world’s biggest producers of Pinot Noir and the recent results of a blind tasting with Pinot Noir from 10 different countries showed that we belong to the top in terms of quality and value for money.”
The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) was founded in 1969 and is the premier competition of its kind in the world. Its aim is to promote the quality and excellence of the world's best wines, spirits and liqueurs.
This standard is achieved through a rigorous two-stage judging process of professional blind tasting and detailed technical (chemical and microbiological) analysis that takes place at The Competition's headquarters in Surrey, UK. To ensure perfect conditions, the premises include temperature-controlled cellars, a fully equipped independent laboratory for technical analysis, and three dedicated tasting rooms.