Choosing wine can be daunting for even the most seasoned oenophile, let alone the casual drinker. The IWC Guide to the World's Best Wines, a pocket wine guide to thousands of the best wines, as chosen by 400 judges at the annual International Wine Challenge, gives you the information to choose the best wines from your local supermarket, off-license, or wine merchant. In an accessible and easy-to-read format, the book will appeal to a broader audience than many of its competitors as it features vintages to lay down as well as the best red to buy from Tesco for around £5 per bottle.
Featuring thousands of the best wines of the year, from all the best producers, this guide is all you need to quickly find the perfect wine. Many wine drinkers are coming to see the International Wine Challenge seal as a mark of quality in-store and many vintners are highlighting the stamp on their labels. The IWC is fast becoming the UK equivalent of Parker Points , the highly influential ratings system from the US.
The International Wine Challenge (IWC) is organized on an annual basis and each year, more than 12,000 wines from across the globe are judged and tasted by the industry's leading international wine experts. The tasting takes two weeks and then this is followed by an award ceremony to herald the winners. The IWC Guide to the World's Best Wines is the first time that the results of the challenge have ever been published specifically for consumers.