Familia Castaño, Hécula Monastrell 2014 wins NOffLA Wine of the Year Award
National Off-Licence Association (NOffLA) celebrates 45 winning wines at the The Irish Wine Show Awards
13 October 2016
The National Off-Licence Association (NOffLA) awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze Star Awards to a total of 45 wines at the The Irish Wine Show Awards ceremony which took place on Monday, 10 October. Now in its sixteenth year, the winners were chosen by NOffLA wine experts and independent wine writers.
Speaking at the awards, Gary O’Donovan, chairman of NOffLA congratulated the winners, stating; “Our wholesaler partners place a considerable amount of time and effort in deciding which wines to enter into The Irish Wine Show, something that is evident every year with increasing levels of excellence. Each of the wines are chosen for their superior quality across a broad range of styles and price points by experts in the field. This rigorous process has become a recognised symbol of quality among consumers, and a key offering for members.”
In excess of 600 wines were submitted to The Irish Wine Show Star Award adjudication panel of NOffLA judges and independent wine writers. Points were awarded on the basis of appearance, aroma, taste and value for money criterion, and the winners were selected as the best wines from key suppliers across a number of price categories.
Each of the winning wines will be sold in NOffLA member outlets, of which there are more than 315 nationwide. The chosen wines will be recognisable by distinctive award symbols on each bottle. In the pre-Christmas period, NOffLA members will promote the Star Awards 2016-2017 Collection as ideal Christmas gifts, offering consumers a diverse range of high quality products.