28 Nov Gurt Lush Wins Gold at International Women’s Wine and Spirits Awards
We are delighted to announce that Gurt Lush has won Gold at the International Women’s Wine and Spirits Awards. This prestigious award is one of the most important in the industry and is responsible for bringing popular brands to the forefront of the public eye.
The illustrious award recognises quality and hopes to help introduce high calibre products to the discerning female buyer. Through a stringent judging process, the judges aim to discover wines and spirits that are preferred by the female consumer, who account for over 80% of wine and spirits purchased and 60% of wine and spirits consumed.
The judging panel is made up from 100 of the world’s most influential female buyers, who hold key decision-making positions within major retailers including Waitrose & Partners, The Arts Club and 67 Pall Mall.
The group of female importers, distributors and wholesalers assembled in the Royal Yacht Clubs prestigious Mountbatten Suite for a blind taste test, which saw more than 1,000 wine and spirits entered from 45 countries from around the world rated.
Judge, Sara Rossi’s career spans Fera at Claridges, Gordon Ramsay’s Royal Hospital Road and the Dorchester Collection, where she was mentored by Vanessa Cinti. Now Head Sommelier and Wine Buyer at Trinity London. Rossi commented ‘I feel proud that I have been considered as one of the WWSA Judges for this year. I am delighted to give my thoughts. I believe WWSA Results are a guarantee to the customer of a quality product.’
Fordington Gin Founder Ros Nelmes, was ecstatic to hear of the award win. “We are over the moon to find out that Gurt Lush has been awarded a gold Medal in the Women’s Wine and Spirit Award. As a female owned company, it is especially important to learn our gin has been held in high acclaim by some of the most influential women in the spirit industry. We hope this seal of approval will help more women (and men!) find Fordington Gin, so they can enjoy it just as much as we do!
It’s official, women love Fordington Gin!