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One answer might be that there is a strong financial incentive to keep it.Both Decanter and the IWC (and a third competition, the IWSC, whose results are so erratic I have not even discussed them here) are competitions run by publishing companies (IPC Media and William Reed Business Media) for whom commercial diversification is imperative as print sales face advertising and circulation challenges.none of the brands that it also sells) into the IWC and is thrilled with the 98 per cent success rate.It is remarkable – and, to me, surprising: Tesco does a great job on wine, but I certainly couldn’t find that many own-label bottles there that I’d recommend.
If the Productivity Commission looked at Federal Parliament, its report would read like that to the parents of a recalcitrant schoolboy truant – too busy teasing other kids to get on with solid schoolwork.
It’s medium-dry (15g/l of residual sugar) with a faint tang of orchard fruit. Yalumba Old Bush Vine Grenache 2013 Barossa, Australia (14.5%, £9.99 down from £10.99 until June 9, Co-op, selected stores) Old people are rich in experience and wise; old vines give grapes that are rich in flavour and concentration.
Grenache is more often seen blended, as in the southern Rhone, but this juice from the warm Barossa is so intense, saturating your mouth with flavour, that it’s been bottled alone. There are over 87,000 different drink combinations at Starbucks, according to the coffee retailer’s website. From flu remedies to Harry Potter-inspired beverages, we highlight the weird and the wonderful brews and infusions.
This means that while a commended badge appears to be a gleaming standard of excellence, as anyone who has been disappointed after spending money on a bottle knows, as the lowest of four possible award levels, that is not exactly the case.
Commended wines often make for a drinking experience pitifully lacking in pleasure. But it does help to explain the remarkably high award-rate at both the IWC and Decanter - who say a commended must be “good, not just faultless”. These competitions hand out a huge number of awards – Tesco, for example, entered around 112 own-label wines (i.e.