Champions List Public Tastings 2023
These are unique tastings in association with the New Zealand International Wine Show which will showcase the gold medal winners (ie the Champions List).
Awards Event 2023
Friday 13th October 2023
6pm - 9:30pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Albert Street, Auckland CBD.
Cocktail Style - dress appropriately.
CHIEF JUDGE: Bob Campbell MW
ASSISTANT CHIEF JUDGES: Larry McKenna & Peter Cowley
SENIOR JUDGES included a number of leading winemakers, Masters of Wine and many key industry personnel. Most of the senior judges have each been involved in major wine competitions for more than a decade.
The champions List
Wines are entered into wine competitions to win medals. A gold, double gold, silver or bronze medal label on a bottle is unquestionably one of the easiest and most effective ways of promoting the qualities of a wine to the consumer. A medal can be used to promote a wine for the duration of that specific wine. Unlike a wine review that becomes dated or forgotten, a medal label has longevity.
The most important feature in the results from the New Zealand International Wine Show is The Champions List. The Champions List includes all the gold medal winning wines and of course the prestigious Trophies. All of the successful wines in The Champions List will benefit from nationwide exposure through trade publications, web results, tastings and emails circulated by key retailers.
Every gold medal wine will be listed in the Champions List. Trophy winners will be highlighted with a detailed description on the NZIWS website, along with lists of all the medal winners. Fine wine retailers and entrants will be able to access and use the descriptions free of charge.
At this stage applications to steward at the 2023 NZIWS aren't required. Should we need to we will advertise for them accordingly, watch this space.