Israeli wines triumph at Madrid competition


MADRID (JTA) — Seven Israeli wines were recognized in the Bacchus International Wine Competition in Madrid. 

The ninth edition of the prestigious competition, organized by the Spanish Tasting Union, was held March 12-16 at the Casino de Madrid and brought together more than 80 wine-tasting experts from around the world.

Seven Israeli wine companies competed with veteran participants from Australia, Chile, France, Italy and Germany, and with others from emerging countries in winemaking such as Canada and Brazil. 

The Israeli wine brands won four Gold Bacchus awards and three Silver Bacchus awards. 

“These prizes represent an important recognition for the winning companies and assure their presence in events such as the London International Wine Fair or the gastronomic summit, Madrid Fusión,” the Israeli Embassy in Spain said in a news release. “At these gatherings more than 20,000 professionals will be able to get to know first-hand the winning wines from Bacchus 2010.”

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