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.
12 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:
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
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
Co-op South African Chardonnay
Co-op South Africa Pinotage
Co-op Fairtrade Chardonnay
Co-op Cabernet Sauvignon
Co-op Irresistible Viña Gala
Co-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?