Spar celebrates wine success with 98 awards in top competitions

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Spar's award-winning own brand Chablis

Spar's award-winning own brand Chablis

Spar’s wine range has scooped a total of 98 awards in three top wine competitions.

The convenience retailer won accolades for its own brand and branded wines in The International Wine and Spirits Competition, The Decanter World Wine Awards and the International Wine Challenge. The results were announced at the London International Wine Fair held at Excel, 17-19 May 2011.

Spar said it has worked hard to create a broad and exciting range of wines that offers quality and value.

Spar’s second national Wine Festival, currently taking place in stores, is designed to make it easy for people to try something new this summer without breaking the bank, it said. With up to 25% off on a selection of French and Australian wines, from entry level to top of the range, the Festival means consumers can afford to be a little experimental.

Spar’s own brand wines received 33 awards including Silver awards for the Spar Chablis (1) and Marquis Belrive Champagne (2). Spar’s own brand wines from Spain were particularly successful, it said.

Spar’s branded wines also picked up awards across its range.

Xenia Irwin, wine trading controller, said: “We have worked hard and committed real investment into finding some of the best wines, particularly for our own branded range. We really do believe we have something for everyone regardless of preference, and it is fantastic to see the results receive this kind of recognition. It’s one thing finding superb wines – it’s another bringing them to the market at genuinely great value prices starting from as little as £4.59.”