IWC 2013 sake medals and trophies

Japanese jubilation at The International Wine Challenge (IWC) as sake grows from strength to strength.

Gold medals have been awarded to 25 outstanding sake at the 30th International Wine Challenge in London. The 7th year of sake’s inclusion in this prestigeous competition attracted 583 entries that reflect a continuous surge in popularity in Europe.

Five Trophies were awarded to the best sake of each sake category, and regional trophies for the runner-ups.

Junmai Trophy Dewazakura Dewano Sato, Dewazakura Shuzo (Yamagata)
Junmai Ginjo/Daiginjo Trophy Dassai 23 Junmai Daiginjo, Asahi Shuzo (Yamaguchi)
Honjozo Trophy Katafune Tokubetsu Honjozo, Takeda Shuzo (Niigata)
Ginjo/Daiginjo Trophy Daiginjo Gokujo Kitaya, Kitaya Shuzo (Fukuoka)
Koshu Trophy Kyokuho Daiginjo Omachi Einen Koshu 1991, Kyokuho Shuzo (Hiroshima)
Regional Trophy
Ehime Junmai Trophy Ishizuchi Muroka Junmai, Ishizuchi Shuzo (Ehime)
Chiba Junmai Ginjo/Daigingo Trophy Fusanokankiku Jumai Daiginjo Gensaku, Kankiku Meijo (Chiba)
Hiroshima Ginjo/ Daigingo Trophy Honshu-ichi Daiginjo Genshu, Umeda Shuzo Hiroshima)
Hiroshima Koshu Trophy Hanahato Kijoshu 2004, Enoki Shuzo (Hiroshima)
Fukui Koshu Trophy Born: A Wakening of the Angel 2001, Kato Kichibee Shoten (Fukui)

IWC Champion Sake

The Champion Sake will be announced at the prestigious IWC Awards Dinner on 18th July at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London.

Please check the IWC website to see the award winners as soon as they are announced.