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Posted: Thursday, July 31 2008. 14:00

Indage Wines Shine in Japan Challenge

Five wines from Champagne Indage won a Bronze medals including two from their Thachi Wines stable and eight labels were given a Seal of Approval at the recently held Japan Wine Challenge in Tokyo with Steven Spurrier as the Chairman.

Wines winning the Bronze were:

1.  Chantilli Chenin Blanc 2007 Champagne Indage Ltd 
2.  Indage Vineyard Reserve Merlot 2006 Champagne Indage Ltd 
3.  Marquise De Pompadour NV Champagne Indage Ltd
4.  Broken Earth Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Thachi Wines Pty Ltd 
5.  Red Skies Shiraz Thachi Wines Pty Ltd

Mr. Ranjit Chougule said to delWine, 'We are very happy with the results as Japan Wine Challenge is a very prestigious competition, that has now firmly established as Asia's most prestigious wine competition and Indage was the only winner from India.'

The 11th edition of the competition had a list of wine luminaries as the judges,  that included the British Robert Joseph who is the Chairman of India Wine Challenge, and Chilean Eduardo Chadwick, Owner of Errazuriz who had been on a flying visit to India earlier this month, when he was interviewed by delWine. Lynn Sherriff, MW from South Africa and Deputy Vice Chair person of the Institute of Master of Wine co-chaired the competition.

The other judges were: David Wrigley MW (UK), Michel Bettane (France), Anthony Rose (UK), Mireia Torres (Spain), Roberto Bava (Italy), Rowald Hepp (Germany), Andy Dias Blue (US), Robin Kelly O'Connor (US), Andrew Caillard MW (Australia) and  Jim Harre (NZ).

Japan Wine Challenge was held from 9th to 11th July 2008 at the Sheraton Miyako Hotel in Tokyo. Out of over 1,700 wine labels submitted from 27 countries, the judges awarded a total number of 67 Gold Medals, 223 Silver Medals, 582 Bronze Medals and 427 Seals of Approval.

Thachi Wines is South Australia based Australian arm of Champagne Indage producing three labels- Broken Earth, Red Skies and South Bay. It was acquired in 2007 for $54 m as Tandou Winery and re-christened as Thachi. It is one of the top eight largest wineries in Australia

Comments:

 

Posted By : Yegas Naidoo

August 04, 2008 17:25

Pleased to learn that Ms Lynn Sherriff MW is once again involved in the 2008 Japan Wine Challenge. She brings to the table a wealth of experience and wine knowledge to such platforms.

   

Posted By : Ranjit Chougule

August 01, 2008 16:42

I am trying to find out which other wines Indian wines were entered but did not succeed in any medals. More often than not, most if not all Indian wineries other than Indage always desist from entering International Wine Competitions. Our medal tally of 86 in the last 4 years alone is proof of this.
Thachi wines have already reached bonds in India and are imported by Indage.

   

Posted By : Subhash Arora

August 01, 2008 16:20

Thank you for pointing out. These details had been provided by Champagne Indage.

   

Posted By : Anthony Rose

August 01, 2008 12:30

You correctly mention that I was a judge at the recent Japan Wine Challenge that took place last month in Tokyo but please note that Robert Joseph, Mireia Torres, Roberto Bava, Andy Dias Blue and Robin Kelly O'Connor did not take part this year.

   

Posted By : Avininder Singh

July 31, 2008 22:59

Subhash ji, this is certainly great news for Champagne Indage and, I would venture to say, for the Indian Wine Industry. Also, it would be nice to know which other Indian wine producers participated in Japan. Would you be aware if the Thachi Wines labels are already being imported into India? 

   
       

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