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We are celebrating 44 medal wins for our delicious wines & spirits from five award bodies including at the International Wine Challenge (IWC), the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), the International Spirits Challenge (ISC), the Global Masters and the Sud de France Top 100 competition.

The two break out stars of the competitions were our Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene & our Wildflower Pinot Noir. Our elegant fizz has peach & white pear flavours in perfect balance, and the beautiful bottle makes it a great gifting option. Our smooth medium-bodied Pinot Noir has notes of raspberry, cherry and strawberry, with just a hint of oak,.

Find out more about our wins below:

International Wine Challenge (IWC)

At the annual International Wine Challenge we took home a total of 29 awards including two silver medals!

We scooped silver awards for its popular Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene DOCG (£9.99) and SPAR Wildflower Pinot Noir (£7.49), the only convenience store brand to pick up this number of awards! We also won a further 17 Bronze and 10 commended medals at the event.

International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC)

We also claimed 11 medals at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), with our Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene DOCG (£9.99) gaining another silver medal along with the SPAR Wildflower Pinot Noir (£7.49) winning a bronze medal.  Overall we took home one silver and 10 bronze medals.

International Spirits Challenge (ISC)

The International Spirits Challenge (ISC) provided two medals for our gins. The SPAR Harmonist Gin (£19.99) won a silver medal and the SPAR London Dry Gin (£12.19) won a bronze medal.

The Global Pinot Noir Masters

Our Wildflower Pinot Noir (£7.49) received a third accolade by gaining another bronze medal at the Global Pinot Noir Masters run by The Drinks Business. The competition forms part of its successful Masters series for noble grape varieties such as Pinot Noir.

Sud de France Top 100

Finally the winners of the Sud de France Top 100 competition unveiled SPAR’s Regional Selection Languedoc Red (£7.49) as one of the top 100 wines produced in the south of France. A fantastic feat and a first for a SPAR own label wine.

Adam Georgiou, SPAR UK Brand Manager, said: “We work very hard to offer our customers fantastic quality wines at great prices. We are delighted to win 44 medals from these five events. We are particularly proud of our Prosecco Superiore Valdobbiadene DOCG (£9.99) which has won two silver medals and our Wildflower Pinot Noir (£7.49) which won one silver and two bronze medals. These award medals from such distinguished bodies mark independent recognition for our SPAR own brand wine and spirit range – which is available only at SPAR stores across England, Scotland and Wales. We are proud to have some of the best quality and great tasting wines and spirits in the market available at great value prices. These awards highlight what fantastic wine is available at SPAR and we are delighted to see our own brand wine and gin ranges receive great recognition.”