O200 wineries from around the world entered and we were in the Final 10. There was no overall winner, just the top 10…
Think Dragons’ Den crossed with The X Factor… WINE-STARS offered the opportunity of a lifetime to global wine producers. It is a platform for success. It is the opportunity for any global wine producer to go from obscurity to notoriety in a 3-minute pitch and have access to the big hitters of the UK wine market at the touch of a button. Watch the 10 finalists present their story to Waitrose supermarkets, Laithwaites/Direct Wines, Mitchell’s & Butler pub group, Hanging Ditch merchants and Swig. Together these five companies represent close to a half a Billion dollars in wholesale wine purchases for Great Britain.
Three of the five above companies have elected to carry PURO UNO in their product lineup based on the presentations and tastings!
Paul Lukacs is author of The Great Wines of America. Paul’s first book, American Vintage: The Rise of American Wine, won the three major wine Book of the Year awards in 2001 — the James Beard Foundation, Champagne Veuve Clicquot, and the International Association of Culinary Professionals had this to say:
Sumptuous, with silky tannin, layered flavors, an earthy and floral-tinged bouquet, and excellent balance. A world-class wine.
Every year, in May, some 20 international malbec experts meet in Bourg (Bordeaux-France) to judge some 150 samples coming from about 10 of the largest malbec-producing countries. Created in 2009, the Malbec International Competition is the only international wine competition held in France and dedicated to the malbec grape variety.
Puro Uno 2008 Malbec Gran Reserva, Mendoza, Argentina ($150)