Co-op Food picking up their awards

Awards season is well and truly in swing – this week we’re celebrating recognition for our wines and two big wins at the HIM Convenience Tracking Programme Awards.

silver winner12 of our own brand wines picked up medals at this year’s International Wine Challenge Awards – a great recognition for our fantastic wine range and our passionate wine buying team.

The awards, now in their 34th year, are recognised as being the world’s finest and most meticulously judged awards of their kind with ten different judges across three different blind tastings having to agree before a medal is awarded.

Simon Cairns, Category Manager for beer, wine and spirits, said:

“The team has been working exceptionally hard to bring new and exciting products to shelves and we are absolutely delighted to have won 12 awards for our range.”

So, if you want to be confident of putting an award winner in your glass, seek out one of the winning wines listed below:

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Silver award

Co-op Fairtrade Merlot 

Co-op Irresistible Mount Benson Shiraz

Co-op Irresistible Chablis

Co-op Irresistible Pinot Noir 30°

Co-op Irresistible Viognier St Gabriel

Bronze award

Co-op Irresistible Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

Co-op Irresistible Leyda Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Co-op Fairtrade Pinot Grigio

Co-op Fairtrade Torrontes

Co-op Irresistible Chenin Blanc

Co-op Irresistible Chardonnay

Co-op Irresistible Malbec

Two of the IWC winners – Truly Irresistible Pinot Noir 30 and Irresistible Leyda Valley Sauvignon Blanc – also won at the Decanter World Wine Awards. Decanter has judges from around the world, including Masters of Wine and Master Sommeliers, and many of them are the foremost experts in their field.

Here are our Decanter winning wines:


Co-op Irresistible Pinot Grigio


Co-op Irresistible Explorers Sauvignon Blanc 

FT Chardonnay - Bronze.pngCo-op South African Chardonnay

Co-op South Africa Pinotage

Co-op Fairtrade Chardonnay

Co-op Cabernet Sauvignon

Co-op Irresistible Viña Gala

Cabernet Sauvignon - BronzeCo-op 30° Irresistible Pinot Noir

Co-op Irresistible Leyda Sauvignon Blanc

Co-op Irresistible Picpoul de Pinet

Co-op Irresistible Saint Gabriel Viognier

Co-op Fairtrade Cabernet Sauvignon

Elsewhere, Co-op won the 2 big awards at the HIM Convenience Tracking Programme dinner last week.

We picked up Shopper’s Favourite Convenience Retailer for the third successive year and Favourite Managed Convenience Retailer. These awards are based on shopper ratings across all aspects of the store offer, including availability, ease of shop, range of products and staff friendliness as well as loyalty and purchasing behaviours. Tim Sleap and Adam Gitlin from our Retail Insights team were there to collect the awards and were also speaking as industry experts at the event.

Well done to everyone involved and what better way to celebrate than enjoying a glass of our award winning wine?