Ampersand are thrilled to have won four gold star awards, seven silver awards and five bronze at the Irish Wine Show Star Awards held on the 9th of October 2023. In total there were 54 wines on the night that won awards. Ampersand’s 16 wins were across various categories.
The selection of winning wines was chosen by trained wine tasters using blind tasting techniques. Points were awarded based on appearance, smell, taste, and value for money criteria.
Having 16 wines in the winning categories is a fantastic achievement by Ampersand, particularly considering that more than 600 wines were submitted to the Star Award Adjudication panel.
Ampersand won 4 GOLD STAR AWARDS:
Ampersand also won 7 SILVER STAR AWARDS:
Ampersand continued the winning streak with 5 BRONZE STAR AWARDS:
Ampersand won ALL awards in the Old World Red Under €12 category for Rioja Vega Semi Crianza 2022, Perdido Tempranillo 2022, and La Granja Tempranillo Garnacha 2021.
Ampersand has a stellar alcohol-free wine range, evident from the whopping 5 Star Awards received in the Non-Alcoholic categories.
Now in its twenty third year, the winning wines from the Irish Wine Show Star Awards will be available to consumers from NOffLA outlets across Ireland (of which there are more than 315). Ampersand will be promoting these wines at special trade prices and will also have a supporting suite of POS to encourage sell-through instore.
Reflecting on the wins, Ampersand Wine Buyer, Paul Raftery said, “This is a big achievement coming off of our success last year and gives us great momentum going into the Christmas period.”
The winning wines will be recognisable by distinctive Award symbols on each bottle. In the pre-Christmas period NOffLA members will promote the Irish Wine Show Star Awards 2023-2024 Collection as ideal Christmas gifts, in a variety of special gift packs.
If you would like more information or would like to stock any of Ampersand’s Award-Winning wines please contact your Ampersand representative or call the sales line on 01 4151050 or email us at email@example.com