International Wine Challenge
International Wine Challenge (IWC) takes place in April every year. In its 39th year, the International Wine Challenge (IWC) is accepted as the world’s most rigorous, impartial and influential annual wine competition.
Why is IWC competition different? An IWC medal-winning wine is tasted by a minimum of 8 judges before being awarded. All wines are tasted blind with no pricing or producer information provided. Wines are grouped by Type, Region, Alcohol & Sugar %, ensuring similar wines are judged together. All IWC wine results are hosted on the IWC website alongside a bottle photo to ensure trade and consumers can easily identify the winning wine.
The IWC 2023 Judging Is in Full Swing Now
Thousands of wines have been submitted this year and over the next 2 weeks the judges will blind taste wines from all over the globe. We can't wait to see what sake is going to take the trophy this year, but in the meantime we invite you to try the 2022 trophy awarded sake!
IWC Gold Trophy Awarded Sake
Yoshida Gassan Sparkling Cloud, was awarded a gold medal in the sparkling sake category of the world's largest wine competition, International Wine Challenge in 2022.
It is a natural sparkling sake created using secondary fermentation in each bottle. Easy to drink, its fine bubbles provide a refreshing taste that is perfect for making toast. It gives off a distinct "pop" when the cork is opened, making it a unique and ideal accompaniment to many festive occasions. Also ideal as an aperitif or aperitif with cooked vegetables, cheese and desserts. Serve chilled.