Tesco’s finest North Row Sauvignon Blanc 2016 crowned best Sauvignon Blanc in Britain

Tesco’s finest North Row Sauvignon Blanc 2016 crowned best Sauvignon Blanc in Britain

 

Welwyn Garden City, UK, 2017-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — A wine from the Tesco finest* range has been crowned best Sauvignon Blanc in the country following the announcement of the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) trophies today (2 Oct 2017).

The Tesco finest* North Row Sauvignon Blanc 2016 beat off over 300 other Sauvignon Blancs including customer favourites Oyster Bay, Brancott Estate and The Ned to be awarded the Sauvignon Blanc Trophy 2017, the first supermarket own label to do so.

Described as a ‘crisp dry wine and a classic example of a concentrated and vibrant Sauvignon Blanc with powerful aromas and lengthy finish.’ The finest* North Row Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect wine to enjoy chilled or with simple fresh seafood dishes or garden salads.

Tesco’s Product Developer for the wine, Alexandra Runciman said: “We are over the moon to have received the coveted best Sauvignon Blanc Trophy from the IWSC. We are proud to work closely with our customers and trusted partners to offer great quality, world-class wines at affordable prices, and our finest* North Row Sauvignon offers just that.”

Alongside the Tesco finest* North Row Sauvignon Blanc, a further 13 Tesco finest* wines received medals, with the newly launched Tesco finest* SR Sauvignon Riesling and Tesco finest* Barossa Shiraz both scooping silver medals.

All the award winning wines are available in store on online nationally and are priced between £6.00 – £13.00

Notes to Editors

Full list of IWSC award winning wines for 2017

Gold and Trophy

Tesco finest* North Row Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (£13)

Silver

  • Tesco finest* The Trilogy Malbec 2015
  • Tesco finest* Argentinian Torrontes 2016
  • Tesco finest* Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2016
  • Tesco Finest* Dessert Semillon 2013
  • Tesco finest* Barossa Shiraz 2016
  • Tesco finest* Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Tesco finest* Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
  • Tesco finest* SR Sauvignon Riesling 2016

Bronze

  • Tesco finest* Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2016
  • Tesco finest* GSM 2015
  • Tesco finest* Riesling 2014
  • Tesco finest* Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015
  • Tesco finest* Argentinian Malbec 2016

For further information, please contact:

Claire Harris
Tesco BWS PR Manager
E: Claire.Harris@uk.tesco.com
T: 07811 382 790

Source: Tesco

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Tesco’s finest Belgian Milk Chocolate Hidden Egg voted the Good Housekeeping Easter Egg of the Year

Tesco’s finest Belgian Milk Chocolate Hidden Egg voted the Good Housekeeping Easter Egg of the Year

 

CHESHUNT, England, 2017-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Chocolate lovers should look no further for their Easter treat after Tesco’s finest* Belgian Milk Chocolate Hidden Egg has beaten the best of the high street, including luxury artisan rivals, to be voted the Good Housekeeping Easter Egg of the Year.

It’s the second year in succession that Tesco has won the coveted award. This year, the judges were impressed by the award-winning Hidden Egg and praised its decadent look and ‘meltingly smooth chocolate.’

The Good Housekeeping Institute assessed 127 Easter eggs on their appearance, aroma and texture to find the best eggs for kids, teenagers, adults, sharing and free-from.

With a score of 80/100, it came joint top in a blind taste test with the Bettys Trio Spring Flower Eggs.

In addition, Tesco also scooped second place in the Good Housekeeping Hot Cross Bun tasting with its finest* Extra Fruity Hot Cross Buns.  The buns were found to have ‘plenty of fruit’ and to be ‘delicately spiced’ – a winning combination for the testers.

We are a team of 480,000 in 11 markets dedicated to serving shoppers a little better every day.

Contact:
Tesco Press Office
01707 918 701

Source: Tesco

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Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative expanded to new monthly format

CHESHUNT, England, 2016-Nov-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Thousands more community groups will bag a cash boost from Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative after the supermarket announced plans to invite customers to vote for their favourite community projects every month.

Previously the awards programme ran every nine months, but from 1 December Tesco customers will decide on a monthly basis which groups get grants of up to £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 in regions up and down the country.

It’s expected the new monthly format will see more than 7,000 projects receive vital funding every year. Funding will continue to be awarded to groups seeking to use and develop outdoor spaces in ways that will benefit their local community.

Matt Davies, UK CEO from Tesco said:

“Over the last year, the money raised from our customers buying single-use carrier bags has resulted in £24 million being awarded to over 2,400 local community projects – all chosen by our customers.

“I’ve seen first-hand the diversity of brilliant projects, ranging from outdoor classrooms, sports facilities, community gardens, play areas and everything in-between.

“In order for even more local projects to benefit from this money, customers will now be invited to vote for their favourite community projects every time they shop with us.”

Voting for the first month’s groups will run in Tesco stores across the UK throughout December. Customers will be able to cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

Tesco is working with environmental improvement charity, Groundwork, to help deliver its Bags of Help scheme.

Groundwork’s national Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:

“The money raised by Tesco customers through Bags of Help has already made a massive difference in communities.

“Now that the scheme will be permanently open for applications, we expect even more communities to benefit from fantastic projects that create or provide access to better, healthier and greener places.”

Tesco and Groundwork are always calling out for nominations from community groups and customers – find out more at www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp

NOTES TO EDITORS:

  • 600 community groups will receive a grant each month: three in each of the 200 Tesco regions
  • The group with the most votes will receive up to £5,000, with second place receiving up to £2,000 and third place up to £1,000
  • Every year more than 7,000 projects will receive funding
  • Voting will take place from the 1st of the month to the last Saturday of the month, with projects changing monthly
  • The initiative is supported by money from the five pence charge levied on single-use carrier bags
  • Customers and community groups are able to nominate projects they would like supported, by visiting www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp
  • Each month applications will be whittled down to three in each of Tesco’s regions by Tesco colleagues who live and work in each region

For more information please visit: www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp

For more information please contact the Tesco Press Office on 01707 918 701

Source: Tesco

Tesco’s biggest ever Black Friday event: 11 days of amazing deals

Tesco’s biggest ever Black Friday event: 11 days of amazing deals
Tesco’s biggest ever Black Friday event: 11 days of amazing deals

 

CHESHUNT, England, 2016-Nov-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Customers are set to benefit from Tesco’s biggest ever Black Friday event this year, with the retailer offering 11 days of amazing deals and savings up from four days last year.

  • 11 days of deals running from Monday 21 November to Thursday 1 December 2016
  • More stores taking part than ever before with over 700 stores offering Black Friday deals
  • Broader range of products on offer including electrical, toys and home with up to 50% off on selected items. This year 650 items will be on promotion during the Black Friday event up from 200 items last year
  • Tesco already offering market leading prices on the most loved toys this Christmas

The event will run on the Tesco Direct website from Monday 21st November to Thursday 1st December, while over 300 Tesco stores will be opening their doors to customers at 5am on Black Friday itself.

Last year’s event saw Tesco Direct receive seven orders per second with a total of 220,000 orders in the day. The bestselling ranges were TVs, tablets, gaming consoles and small domestic appliances. This year Tesco will be offering discounts on 650 products with up to 50% off on selected items.

Matt Davies, Tesco UK and ROI CEO said:

“We’re doing all we can to take the hard work out of Christmas and help our customers get everything they need in one place. We’re already offering customers market leading prices on the most loved toys this Christmas, and now we’re launching our best ever Black Friday event, providing customers with more time than ever before to take advantage of some great deals.

He adds:

“Christmas is an extremely busy time for customers, but with more products now on sale for a longer period, we’re hoping to take the stress out of Christmas shopping for our customers.”

This year’s event will start at 9 am on Monday 21 November on the Tesco Direct website and at 5 am on Friday 25 November in the majority of Tesco Extra stores. 24 hour Extra stores will close from midnight on Thursday 24 November until 5am on Friday 25 November to prepare for the event.

Notes to editors

Specific Black Friday deals will be announced on Monday 21st November and Friday 25th November.

For more information please contact the Tesco Press Office on 01707 918 701

Source: Tesco

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