Thirvin's Stateside Wine wins a medal in the First Decanter Asia Wine Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Thirvin's 2009 Stateside Winemaker's Reserve Red Wine Blend has been awarded a bronze medal in the first Decanter Asia Wine Awards (DAWA), the results of which were published today.

The Decanter Asia Wine Awards competition, co-chaired by Jeannie Cho Lee MW and world-renowned wine expert, Steven Spurrier, has been specifically designed as an Asian competition for Asian consumers. With more than 2,200 wines entered in this inaugural event, it has already become Asia's largest wine competition.  It will be an annual event.

"We would like to congratulate all winners in the Decanter Asia Wine Awards," said Christabel Lemke, International Awards Manager.  "The Decanter Asia Wine Awards provides Asian wine lovers with a source of wine recommendations that have been tasted by Asia's top wine experts.  The results cover wines from around the world and will both solidify wine regions that have long proved popular in Asia, as well as encouraging the market to try new styles".

Brad Tompkins, President of Thirvin says: "Thirvin is very pleased with the recognition Stateside is receiving both in the US and abroad.  It's great to see that Stateside 's quality and value are really building momentum in the marketplace".

The full results of the Decanter Asia Wine Awards can be found on (, a new bilingual website in simplified Chinese and English, which was launched by Decanter in September 2012 and has been built specially for the Chinese wine lover.

Sarah Kemp, Decanter's Publishing Director, says: "Through the Awards and our new website, we are looking forward to engaging with consumers across Asia and providing wine lovers with an independent, trusted and authoritative source of information on the wonderful world of wine".

For the full results of the Decanter Asia Wine Awards and profiles of each of the judges, please visit

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