Wine and Supermarket of the Year.
Tesco wins big at International Wine Challenge Industry Awards bringing home both Supermarket of the Year and Own Label Range of the Year Trophies.
Tesco has been named IWC Supermarket of the Year 2023, as well as winning IWC Own Label Range of the Year for the second year running. This is the first time any retailer has won both awards in the same year. These accolades crown an impressive year for Tesco at the prestigious competition, having already been awarded over 100 medals across its wine range comprising 2 gold, 15 silver, 40 bronze medals and 46 wines commended.
The IWC Own Label Range of the Year award holds significant value within the industry, acknowledging the excellence, quality and marketability of own-label wines, as well as the hard work of the Tesco team.
The IWC Supermarket of the Year award goes one step further, with a lengthy application process delving deeply into the rationale behind the wine range and how it is curated and presented, as well as more expansive topics around the business as a whole, including sustainability plans and employee satisfaction. Winning this award is a clear reflection of the commitment from Tesco to environmental efforts, and the wellbeing and fulfilment of its staff.
Tesco also took home further trophies at the Awards Ceremony, namely the IWC Great Value Champion Sweet for the Tesco Finest Dessert Semillon 2018 and the IWC Great Value Champion Fortified for the Tesco Finest Pedro Ximenez NV . Both of these awards recognise the excellent value that these wines offer, giving consumers some excellent options for summer sipping. The Arbousset Tavel Rosé 2022, exclusive to Tesco, was also awarded the IWC Great Value Rosé between £8 and £12.
Jason Godley, Category Director for BWS commented: “We are absolutely thrilled to have won these IWC awards. These awards recognise all the hard work that the entire team, along with our trusted suppliers, have put into our wine category over the past couple of years.”
“The Own Label Range of the Year award, in particular, acknowledges our efforts as a business to continue to deliver outstanding value for consumers at a time when the cost of living and value for money is front of mind.”
“We remain continually committed to providing the best selection of wines for customers, whatever their budget, occasion, or style preference.”
A selection of award-winning wines at Tesco:
Tesco Finest Pedro Ximénez NV, 15% abv, £6.50
IWC Great Value Champion Fortified 2023
IWC Gold Medal 2023
From the 180 year old Gonzalez Byass family winery in Jerez, this own-label sherry is the perfect accompaniment to your summer table. With flavours of dried fruit and hints of coffee, this Spanish wonder is sure to impress.
Tesco Finest Dessert Semillon 2018, 10% abv, £6.25
IWC Great Value Champion Sweet 2023
IWC Silver Medal 2023
From Australia’s De Bortoli winery, this intense dessert wine boasts sweet almond and lemon curd on the palate with a deliciously fresh finish.
Arbousset Tavel Rosé 2022, 13.5% abv, £12
IWC Great Value Rosé between £8 and £12
This deep-hued rosé is full bodied, yet dry and fresh with juicy ripe strawberry notes and herbal undertones. Perfect to serve at a summer barbecue.
Tesco Finest Vintage Port 2013, 20% abv, £21
IWC Gold 2023
Made by Symington Family Estates, this delicious vintage port boasts aromas of blackberry leaf, spice and chocolate. With fine tannins, this port is still youthful with plenty of further ageing potential.
Tesco Finest Chablis 2021, 13% abv, £13.50
IWC Silver 2023
Subtle floral and citrus aromas characterise this white Burgundy, with a ripe acidity providing good balance. The perfect summer sip.
Tesco Finest Montagne St Emilion, 13% abv, £9
IWC Silver 2023
The best classic grapes from Bordeaux have been harvested from vineyards on the right bank of Bordeaux’s Gironde estuary. This wine boasts cherry and tomato leaf on the nose, with hints of cocoa on the palate and a long finish.