Hungarian wines won a total of 21 medals at this year’s prestigious International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC), widely considered the “Oscars of the beverage industry.”
This year, out of the wines entered from 39 different countries comprising 329 grape varieties, Hungary won 3 Gold, 7 Silver and 11 Bronze medals at the London-based competition.
Hungary also excelled in V4 and regional comparison: Slovakia won 2 bronze medals, Poland 1 bronze, Austria received 25 medals (including 5 gold, 7 silver, 13 bronze), and Romania won 29 (1 silver, 28 bronze).
“As restrictions imposed by the global pandemic begin to ease and the hospitality industry resumes its rightful place amongst the trade, it is reassuring to know that great winemakers and quality wines will continue to delight consumers,” Christelle Guibert, CEO of the IWSC commented.
This is not the first time Hungary has achieved an outstanding result in the 52-year history of the prestigious international competition. Last year for example, the first Hungarian Gin Factory entered its Opera Gin, receiving a gold medal and the fourth-highest score out of 224 entrants.
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