Morrisons own-brand wines won more silverware at International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC)

Bradford, England, 2015-9-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons own-brand wines have won more silverware at the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), who today published the results for South Africa. Morrisons scooped a further 9 medals adding to their haul of 32 medals already secured in previous tranches of the competition.

Tesco was second with 7 medals and Sainsbury’s were third with 5 medals for their own-brand South African wines. 7 of the 9 medals won by Morrisons went to wines costing less than £5 and were a part of the of the Morrisons great value ‘Chalkboard’ range.’

Impressively the Silver medal winning Morrisons Cabernet Sauvignon £4.49 (pictured) was judged to be as good as South African icon Kanonkop Cabernet Sauvignon which retails at £28 (Majestic Wine).

The medal winners were as follows:

Silver

  • Morrisons Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, £4.00
  • Morrisons Chenin Blanc 2014, £4.00
  • Morrisons Sauvignon Blanc 2014, £4.00
  • Morrisons Merlot 2014, £4.00
  • Morrisons Shiraz 2014, £4.00
  • M Signature Shiraz 2014, £6.99

Bronze

  • Morrisons Pinotage 2014, £4.49
  • Morrisons Chardonnay 2014, £4.49
  • M Signature Pinotage 2014, £6.99

Mark Jarman, Senior Wine Sourcing Manager at Morrisons, said: “We strive to ensure that every product in our range offers fantastic quality and brilliant value for money. These awards are great recognition for the work that we are doing, but more importantly are extremely helpful for customers looking to buy a great bottle of wine at a fair price. All of these wines have been blended by the Morrisons wine team at source in South Africa and I am delighted by this endorsement.”

The announcement follows a string of own-brand wine wins with 80 individual medals at the 2015 International Wine Challenge and 57 at the 2015 Decanter World Wine Awards. This latest endorsement of Morrisons drinks range comes after the retailer was recently crowned 2015 Supermarket of the Year at the International Wine Challenge Awards and won the 2015 Retail Buying Team of the Year Award at The Drinks Business Awards.

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SOURCE: Wm Morrison

Morrisons crowned 2015 Supermarket of the Year at the International Wine Challenge Awards

Bradford, England, 2015-8-3— /EPR Retail News/ — Morrisons has been crowned 2015 Supermarket of the Year at the International Wine Challenge Awards (IWC), beating off stiff competition from Waitrose and M&S (winners in 2013 and 2014).

The IWC merchant awards are considered the ‘Oscars’ of wine retail and are amongst the most prestigious in the wine world.

The IWC Supermarket of the Year gong is given to the retailer who is best able to prove the quality, value and service credentials of their wine offering. It’s the first time Morrisons has won.

Morrisons’ own brand wines scooped a total of 87 awards in the 2015 IWC competition. It was the only supermarket to win gold for own-label Grüner-Veltliner, an Austrian grape variety currently trending on the UK wine scene. It also scored gold for its own-label M Signature 1er Cru Chablis (£14.99), which was judged to be the same quality (gold) as wines costing three times as much e.g. Domaine Laroche Chablis Grand Cru Blanchots RRP £49.99.

This latest endorsement of Morrisons drinks comes after the recent win at The Drinks Business Awards, where the Morrisons BWS (Beers, Wines and Spirits) team took the prestigious 2015 Retail Buying Team of the Year Award.

Mark Jarman, Senior Wine Sourcing Manager at Morrisons, said: “Over the past three years we have completely revolutionised our wine offer; we’ve worked hard to develop a range that is both exciting and great value, which demystifies wine and encourages our customers to buy with confidence. We strive to ensure that every product in our range offers fantastic quality and brilliant value for money and this is a tremendous accolade.”

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