Turkish Wine Challenge® – (TWC), Turkey’s first and only wine competition with international standards, took place in three sessions this year. The first session was in London on May 7, 2022, while the others took place on May 11-15, 2022 at the pearl of the Aegean, Kuşadası Suhan 360 hotel.

Turkish and Georgian wines won most of the awards in the three-day competition. The distinguished products of wine producers participated with hundreds of different wines from 15 countries. The medal achievements were determined by blind tasting, which was carried out only with the knowledge of the grape variety and the vintage. The members of the jury consisted of wine professionals from different countries.

84 wines won a medal in the competition. This year, 1 Grand Gold, 30 Gold and 53 Silver medals were awarded. Turkey was awarded with 41 medals, Georgia with 14 medals and Germany with 7 medals, being the top three countries in the medal ranking.

TWC 2022 Tropy, Best Red,  Best Rose and Best White

Turkish Bozcaada’s boutique producer, Çamlıbağ Winery, received the only Grand Gold award in the competition with their Ayapetro Merlot 2013. This wine also was the highest-scoring wine receiving the “TWC 2022 Trophy” award and the “TWC 2022 Best Red” award. 

Doluca DLC Playa 2021, made with the local Çalkarası and Kalecik Karası grapes of Turkey, was highly appreciated by the jury. DLC Playa won the TWC 2022 Best Roseaward.

The TWC 2022 Best Whitewas awarded to Markus Molitor Schiefersteil 2019, which is imported to Turkey by Metro Gross Markets group.

 TWC is well organised and the competition has already attracted many international brands. I am very pleased to be a part of this organisation.” – Neil Sommerfelt MW, one of the jury members

About Turkish Wine Challenge®

Turkish Wine Challenge® is an international wine competition held in Turkey by London-based Sonvino Ltd. The competition awards only Grand Gold, Gold and Silver medals with blind tasting to 100 point based scores.

Check www.turkishwinechallenge.org for more info

Source: press release

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