Sud de France award for Terroir Languedoc at the International Wine Challenge
Un article en langue anglaise rédigé par l’attachée de presse de la Maison Languedoc-Roussillon à Londres, concernant le laureat de The International Wine Challenge Specialist Merchant of the Year
The International Wine Challenge Specialist Merchant of the Year award 2009, sponsored by Sud de France, has been won by UK company Terroir Languedoc.
Terroir Languedoc founder Gemma Crangle received her award in London on September 2nd at the annual IWC dinner, where she is pictured with Isabelle Kanaan and Sébastien du Boullay of London’s Maison de la Région Languedoc-Roussillon (headquarters of the Sud de France umbrella brand).
The International Wine Challenge merchant awards build consumer and trade awareness, and the rigorous judging process ensures that the winning merchant exemplifies exceptional quality and outstanding achievement in customer service.
Said Isabelle Kanaan, Sud de France food and wine ambassador: “This award is a powerful endorsement of excellence in the wine retail trade. Sud de France has been delighted to work with Terroir Languedoc this year to raise UK trade and consumer awareness of the outstanding wines of Languedoc-Roussillon, and we look forward to developing this relationship further.”
Winner Gemma Grangle commented: « Together with the Sud de France team, the tastings they organise at London’s Maison de la Région Languedoc-Roussillon and events such as the International Wine Challenge, we are changing people’s perceptions of wines from Languedoc-Roussillon – one of the world’s oldest and most innovative wine growing regions.”
A WSET-accredited tutor who worked briefly at consumer magazine Wine International and then in the buying department of Corney & Barrow, Gemma set up Terroir Languedoc in 2003. The company supplies private customers and restaurants, and is the sole agent in the UK for the majority of the producers that it represents.