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International Wine Challenge 2009 – a great result for Austria

3. June 2009

The 26th International Wine Challenge (IWC) – the world’s most prestigious and influential wine competition – announces the results of the 2009 Challenge. Entries came from a record 41 countries.  Austrian wines won 133 medals.  

The Decanter World Wine Awards 2009 – 116 Medals for Austria.

“The Decanter World Wine Awards is THE ultimate terroir competition!” Tom Stevenson.

Announcing the results of the 2009 Decanter World Wine Awards at the London International Wine Fair, Stephen Spurrier awarded Austrian wines a record 116 medals. Special accolades go to Gold medallists Hillinger, Nittnaus, Donabaum and Malat and Trophy winners Domäne Wachau Grüner Veltliner 2008 (White Austria under £10 Trophy) Johann Donabaum Riesling Smaragd Setzberg 2007 (White Austria over £10 Trophy).

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