Triumph at the IWSC 2014 Awards with a bumper harvest of awards!

August 26, 2014 by The Co-operative Food spirits 2

The IWSC (International Wine & Spirits Competition) Awards are considered by those in the know to be the Oscars of the drinks world, and winning any accolade at this prestigious event is something to be proud of. So imagine how great we felt when The Co-operative Food walked away with not one, not two but nine awards from this year’s competition!

Hard work rewarded

We’re passionate about our wines and spirits and put in a lot of hard work with our growers and producers, seeking out the best for you, our customers. Our mantra is simple – quality over quantity every time – so whether you’re looking to try something new or revisiting an old favourite, you know you’re getting the very best.

Meet the winners

We were lucky enough to win medals in both the wines and the spirits categories at this year’s competition, picking up four Bronze Awards for our wines, and four Silvers and a Bronze for our spirits. Here’s a little bit about each of the award winners… so you know what to pop in your basket next time you’re in store!

IWSC2014-Bronze-Medal-RGBIWSC Bronze Award Winning Wines  

The Co-operative Prosecco Special Cuvée NV

Fruity and aromatic, with floral and apple notes. Beautifully balanced – the perfect party fizz!

The Co-operative Truly Irresistible Saint Gabriel Viognier 2013

Bursting with peach and apricot, with a hint of fresh toast. Ideal with seafood, chicken or even fruity desserts.

The Co-operative Truly Irresistible Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2012

The deep ruby colour and bright red-berry flavours make this the go-to wine for tomato-drenched pasta dishes and antipasti.

The Co-operative Truly Irresistible Gavi DOCG 2013

Delightfully light in colour with delicate almond notes. Pair this crisp, fresh white with any fish dish for a match made in heaven.


IWSC2014-Silver-Medal-RGBIWSC Silver Award Winning Spirits

The Co-operative London Dry Gin

A fruity, full-bodied gin with masses of juniper. Just add tonic, ice and a slice!

The Co-operative Imperial Vodka

A clean taste with neutral tones – perfect for a Bloody Mary.

The Co-operative Premium Blended Scotch Whisky 5YO, ÂŁ17.35

A warm, richly intense blend of Highland & Speyside malts with soft luscious flavours.

The Co-operative Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12YO

Firm, positive and elegant, full of citrus, sherry and exotic spices. Long, lingering aftertaste.


IWSC2014-Bronze-Medal-RGBIWSC Bronze Award Winning Spirits

The Co-operative Finest Blended Scotch Whisky, ÂŁ13.59

Fruit and floral notes harmonise to create a soft, elegant blend of distinction.






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