November 30, 2017, “International Wine Challenge” (IWC) announced the results of the Tranche One – the 35th blind tasting contest. The wines from across the globe were awarded with medals.
Azerbaijani wine made from grapes collected on young vineyards was easy to get lost in this global wine world. However, the wine called “SAVALAN Elisa Winemaker Reserve 2016” won a silver medal. It is very modest result, of course, but reflects the place of Azerbaijani wine on the world market.
“International Wine Challenge” (IWC) was organized by the British “William Reed Business Media” Company (business magazine), which has office in London, as well as in Montpellier (France) and New York (USA). This contest is considered the world’s best, as samples are judged very contentiously for matching style, region and vintage. Each winning wine is tasted blindly three times, at least, by ten different tasters.