Convivium Brands Brings Home Best-in-Show Riesling, 13 Other Medals at WSWA 2017

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Convivium Brands LLC owner Steve Seltzer was walking by the display case at the rotunda in the JW Marriott in Grande Lakes, Orlando, Florida on a recent Wednesday night when one of his suppliers pointed to the case and said, "Isn't that one of your German wines?".  It was: the Tina Pfaffmann Riesling Feinherb, which won Double Gold and Best in Show: Riesling at the recent WSWA convention.  

Tina Pffamann's decorated wines

But even more of a surprise was the stack of manila envelopes awaiting the suppliers at their table that Thursday morning: a total of 9 silver medals, 3 gold, 1 double gold and 1 best in show.  

Medals were awarded by a distinguished panel of 18 tasting judges representing the buyer's, educators, suppliers and distributor's point of view.  The tasting was organized  by region, grape varietal, and appellation,   Each group of judges tasted a selection of the wines blind and voted on their rankings.  Highest-ranked wines were then tasted by the other groups, and all votes were gathered to determine the double-gold and Best In Show wines.

BCV Bordeaux decorated with WSWA Silver medals
Exclusive Bordeaux from BCV bring home the silver

"We are fortunate to work with great winemakers and small producers that are committed to crafting authentic, place-driven wines," Steve said.  "We were all quite surprised by our success rate with medaling so many wines, but, given that I worked in restaurants for 15 years, a wholesale distributor for 5 plus years and for various suppliers, I understand and source wines that appeal to the most particular and critical buyers".

Here is a listing of the wines that won medals:

Wine Medal
Tina Pfaffmann 2015 Feinherb Riesling, Pfalz, Germany Double Gold, Best in show
Tina Pfaffmann 2016 Herzgluck Riesling, Pfalz, Germany Gold
Tina Pfaffmann 2016 Pink St. Laurent Rosé, Pfalz, Germany Gold
Tina Pfaffmann 2016 “No 9” Riesling, Pfalz, Germany Gold
Tina Pfaffmann 2016 “No 9” Riesling, Pfalz, Germany Gold
Tina Pfaffman 2016 Schick Und Schon Riesling, Pfalz, Germany Silver
Château Moulin de la Rosé 2011 St Julien Silver
Château Prieurs de la Commanderie 2012 Pomerol Silver
Château Arnaud 2011 St Estèphe Silver
Château La Grégoire 2014 Merlot, Saint-Émilion Silver
Dauprat 2013 Pauillac Silver
Château Bellegrave du Poujeau 2007 Haut Medoc Silver
Château Calvimont White 2014 Graves Silver
Finca La Igriega Superior 2013 Malbec, Uco Valley, Mendoza Silver

For more information on these wines or to find out where to purchase them contact us.