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The National Off-Licence Association (NOffLA) has awarded its annual Irish Wine Show Star Awards to four wines in the Liberty Wines portfolio at SIP 2017. Now in its seventeenth year, the winning wines from the Irish Wine Show Star Awards will be available to consumers all over the country from NOffLA outlets.
Gold winner: Under €15 New World White - Château Los Boldos ‘Tradition Réserve’ Chardonnay 2017, Cachapoal, Chile
Gold winner: Under €15 Rosé collection - Familia Castaño Monastrell Rosado 2016, Yecla, Spain
Silver winner: Under €25 Sparkling Wine - Innocent Bystander Moscato (75cl) 2017, Victoria, Australia
Silver winner: Under €20 Old World Red - Izadi Reserva Rioja 2013, Rioja, Spain
In excess of 600 wines were submitted to the Star Award adjudication panel of NOffLA judges and independent wine journalists. Points were awarded on the basis of appearance, smell, taste and value for money criteria, and the winners were selected as the best wines from key suppliers across a number of price categories.
Each of the winning wines will be sold in NOffLA member outlets, of which there are more than 315 nationwide. The chosen wines will be recognisable by distinctive Award symbols on each bottle. In the pre-Christmas period NOffLA members will promote the Irish Wine Show Star Awards 2017-2018 Collection as ideal Christmas gifts, in a variety of special gift packs.