Nine of the ten winners are available on the shelves of UK supermarkets, compared to four of last year's Great Value winners.
A rigorous judging process was carried out by IWC co-chairmen Derek Smedley MW, Tim Atkin MW, Sam Harrop MW and Charles Metcalfe.
Sainsbury’s and Morrisons lead the pack, each stocking three award-winning wines. Sainsbury’s own-label Taste the Difference 12 year old Oloroso Sherry scooped the prize for a fortified wine selling for between £5 and £10.
“We have wines here from seven different countries, and not a whiff of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon or Shiraz,” Metcalfe said. He added: “Instead, we see an eclectic selection; dry whites made from Chenin Blanc and Fiano, reds from Grenache and Montepulciano, a rosé made from Malbec, a sparkling Chenin and a sweet Muscat. All of them Gold or Silver medallists, and all refreshingly inexpensive. Who said the wine world was drowning in a flood of dodgy Chardonnay?”.
A list of Great Value winners is due to be published at http://www.internationalwinechallenge.com