AN Australian wine producer has achieved global recognition after winning the ‘fortified wine of the year’ award at the highly competitive International Wine Challenge (IWC) 2014.
Morris Old Premium Rare Liqueur Tokay from Morris of Rutherglen won the award after achieving gold in stages one and two of the competition, which is renowned for being one of the world’s finest and most meticulously-judged wine shows.
Morris of Rutherglen is one of Australia’s most highly-awarded wine producers.
Chief winemaker David Morris, who was named runner-up for the coveted ‘fortified winemaker of the year’ award, was in attendance at the IWC Awards Dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London to collect the award.
“We’re honoured to have achieved such a prestigious accolade for our Old Premium Rare Liqueur Tokay,” he said.
“It is a testament to more than 150 years of dedication to fortified winemaking from five generations of my family, and I hope this internationally recognised award will help to place Australia’s treasured fortified wines on the map – and on wine lists – around the world.”
Held annually in London, the International Wine Challenge judging panel assesses every wine ‘blind’, taking into account faithfulness to style, region and vintage.
Each medal-winning wine is tasted on at least three separate occasions by a minimum of 10 different judges.
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