Harpers: Imbuko Wines Triumphs at Fairtrade Wine Awards
Written by Richard Siddle, Friday, 20 November 2009
Imbuko Wines from South Africa won the Overall Fairtrade Wine of the Year, sponsored by Harpers Wine; Spirits, at yesterday’s Fairtrade Wine Competition in London.
In all the winery, distributed in the UK through Brand New World, walked away with three prizes
for its Isabelo Pinotage 2008 having won a certificate for Best Fairtrade South African Red wine
and Best Overall Fairtrade Red Wine, sponsored by Off Licence News.
The awards, held at Vinopolis as part of the annual Fairtrade wine tasting, saw a record 82
wines entered, a 34% increase on the previous year.
Other winners included the Best Overall Fairtrade White Wine which wen to Six Hats Sauvignon
Blanc 2009 from Citrusdal Cellars which is distributed in the UK through Off Piste Wines. It also
won the certificate for Best South African White Fairtrade wine.
Other certifcate winners included Best Argentinian White wine for the Timiuqui Single Vineyard
Fairtrade Organic Torrontes, 2009 from La Riojana, Best Faitrade Chilean Red which went to
Los Unidos Camenere Cabernet Franc 2008, distributed by Ehrmanns and Best Faitrade Rose
which with to the Co-operative’s Fairtrade Chilean Merlot Rose 2009.
The Best Fairtrade Sparkling also went to the Co-operative for its Cape Sparkling Rose NV from