Portugal was distinguished with three special awards at the International Wine Challenge 2013
2 August 13
The highly anticipated 2013 International Wine Challenge Champion Winners were revealed at the IWC Awards Dinner held in London. The wine Justino's Madeira Verdelho 1954 from producer Justino's Madeira Wines was declared, in the Champion Wine Awards category, the IWC Champion Fortified Wine 2013. In the category of "IWC Special Awards", the red wine Dona Georgina 2005 from the producer Quinta de Lemos won the 2013 James Rogers Trophy, awarded to the best wine in the first year of production, and the producer Henriques & Henriques won the Len Evans Trophy 2013 awarded for the consistency over 5 years. Portuguese wines had already been awarded, in May, 57 gold medals, 200 silver and 285 bronze medals and, within the wines awarded with gold medals, 12 were further distinguished with International Trophies and National Trophies. The wines were tasted by a panel of nearly 400 judges from various countries.