Champagne Pommery’s first English Sparkling Wine wins big
Louis Pommery England has had a sparkling month, rounding off the year with big award wins. Receiving a Gold Medal, 95pts and Best Sparkling Wine 2022 in the International Wine & Spirit Competition in Hong Kong was a very proud moment for the brand and its wine makers. In the 23rd Franco-British Awards, the French Chamber Great Britain awarded Louis Pommery England with the Collaboration Award, another huge achievement.
The Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition has been the guide to quality international wines and spirits for the booming Asian market. Sister competition to the London-based IWSC, it is led by renowned experts in the global drinks industry: Debra Meiburg MW, Asia’s first Master of Wine, and Wine Consultant for Cathay Pacific Airways and Cathay Dragon and The Conversion Group. Judges comprise Asia’s top industry experts – including Masters of Wine and Master Sommelier, VIP International wine and spirit judges, leading F&B professionals, wine educators, importers, critics and journalists. The 56 fully experienced and qualified industry judges gathered in Hong Kong to determine the finest global drinks for the burgeoning Asian market.
The Franco-British Business Awards celebrate the tenacity of businesses delivering growth and innovation during a year of ongoing challenges. Now in their 23rd year, the awards recognise French and British companies going above and beyond to support people and communities, build inclusive and diverse workforces, make progress on climate action, and nurture the Franco-British relationship.
Debra Meiburg MW, the Founding Director of HK IWSC, commented, “The quantity of this year’s entries proved to us that the wine world is still very engaged with Hong Kong and believes in our future”.
Julien Lonneux, Vranken Pommery UK CEO comments: “We are so proud of Louis Pommery England, since its launch it has continued to win awards. The judging panel for the IWSC in Hong Kong are all so incredibly experienced – so to win these awards is just outstanding. To win the Collaboration Award from the French Chamber Great Britain is wonderful as both teams from across the pond work so closely to produce these exceptional grapes.”
Fabienne Viala, President of the French Chamber of Great Britain, commented: “The Franco-British Business Awards are a very special moment in the Chamber’s calendar celebrating the remarkable achievements of our community of Franco-British companies. In this very challenging business environment, it is critical to recognise the remarkable ways our businesses have a navigated a path to growth. I warmly congratulate this year’s winners. They are exemplars of the strong commercial, political and cultural lies between France and the UK.”
Louis Pommery England has characters of green apple, fresh lemon and lime, and honeyed stone fruits with well-integrated bubbles and a delightful mineral finish.
This finely balanced English sparkling wine may be purchased at Ocado, Majestic & Sainsbury’s RRP: £29.99