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The Wine Buyers' Guide 2005: Over 3,000 of the World's Award-Winning and Best-Value Wines

The Wine Buyers' Guide 2005: Over 3,000 of the World's Award-Winning and Best-Value Wines

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By (author) Robert Joseph

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  • Publisher: MITCHELL BEAZLEY
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 110mm x 172mm x 19mm | 332g
  • Publication date: 30 April 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1845330900
  • ISBN 13: 9781845330903

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The International Wine Challenge is the largest and most prestigious annual wine competition in the world. Each year around 500 wine professionals judge more than 9,000 wines over the two week competition, and a range of medals are awarded (see below). These medals are displayed on winning bottles and the logo's branding allows significant promotion of these wines and the competition, particularly in supermarkets, wine stores, and in restaurants. This book is the only guide to detail the medal-winning wines and where to buy them, with easy-to-follow A-Z listings and an index by price.

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Author information

Robert Joseph is the winner of numerous awards including Glenfiddich, Wine Guild (UK), and Gourmand International. He is the founder and publishing editor Wine International and he is the author of over twenty-five books, including his Good Wine Guide, Wines of the Americas, Bordeaux, French Wines, and Kiss Guide to Wine. The International Wine Challenge has been running for twenty years and has shown significant, steady growth over the years. The judges who include over 500 leading professional palates from the UK and overseas travel from every corner of the globe to participate. The awards are graded: overall trophy, gold, silver, bronze, and seal of approval.

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...So shop with confidence safe in the knowledge that all these beauties not only passed the stringent Oddbins buyers test but also impressed the good and the great of the wine world." Oddbins "Tesco views the medals as awarded through the IWC as a fantastic third party endorsement for the wines. We know that our customers look out for the award-winning wines every year." Helen McGinn, Tesco wine buyer "The IWC is the only competition that we use as a key part of our sales and marketing strategy." David Gleave, Liberty Wines Ltd

Table of contents

02 Contents and How the Book Works; 04 Robert Joseph's Guide to Wine; Breaking News; Tasting; Buying, Storing & Serving; Reading the Label; Countries; Grapes & Wine Styles; Wine Vintages & Investing; Wine & Health; Wine & Food; 36 The Wines; How the Challenge Works; Trophy Winners; Argentina; Australia; Austria; Chile; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Italy; Madeira; New Zealand; North America; Portugal; South Africa; Spain; Rest of the World; 304 List of Stockists; 308 Index by Price