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Turkey wins 7 gold at wine festival

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Turkey wins 7 gold at wine festival

October 14 —  The festival, held in Turkey’s Central Anatolian town of Ürgüp, included 273 different samples from 77 companies repres...


Foreign wines garnered a total of 23 gold medals. Wines from Slovenia, Germany, Belgium, France, Brazil, Canada, Hungary, Slovakia, Switzerland, Spain and Turkey were considered over the three-day festival by judges from many countries. Tekel Chairman Mehmet Akbay, speaking at a press conference, said the aim of the festival was to promote winegrowing at home and Turkish wines abroad. Akbay said Tekel’s entries Buzbağ and Trakya won gold medals, and Hoşbağ won a silver. He went on to say that Tekel’s entries as a whole had a success rate in this festival of 38%, compared to 15% for Turkish private wines and 29.7% for foreign wines.

       

PRIVATE WINEMAKERS AWARD WINNERS

       Moskado, an entry of Doluca, a private Turkish winemaker, won gold in the categories of aromatic half-dry still. The Moskado Sek won in the category of aromatic dry still. Both of the wines were 1999 versions. Doluca’s Safir won gold in the category of aromatic semi-sweet. Kavaklıdere’s Lal won gold in the aromatic dry category, and its Sultaniye won gold for the best dry. Güler Sabancı’s Gülor won silver in the category of dry red wine.

       

THE MEDAL WINNING COUNTRIES ARE:

       Turkey: 7 gold, 8 silver

       U.S.A.: 5 gold, 5 silver

       Germany: 4 gold, 3 silver

       Australia: 1 gold, 1 silver

       Brazil: 4 gold, 10 silver

       France: 1 gold, 1 silver

       Georgia: 1 gold, 1 silver

       Spain: 5 gold, 6 silver

       Italy: 2 silver

       Portugal: 1 silver

       Slovakia: 1 gold

       Slovenia: 1 gold, 1 silver

       Chile: 1 silver.

       

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October 14 —  The festival, held in Turkey’s Central Anatolian town of Ürgüp, included 273 different samples from 77 companies repres...