Medals and Press

We are always delighted when our efforts and achievements are recognised… especially gold medals! Here are some of the awards and accolades that our wines have been awarded with in competitions all over the world. You will also find ratings, reviews and write ups from some of the industry’s most renowned critics.

Le Chic Launch in Benelux

Bijou announces the launch of its environmentally-friendly wine format in Benelux. On April 6th, the Bijou Le Chic 1.5L rosé…

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Rosé wine Canada launch

Bijou announces launch in the Canadian market

Leading Southern French producer hit Canadian shelves with a number of exciting wines. From April 2021, three different products from Bijou’s range will be available in Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia.

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Bijou Le Chic Rosé featured in the Daily Mail

Our Bijou Le chic rosé has recently received a great write up in the DailyMail. The 1.5 pouch was classified among the top wines for Veganuary and reviewed as lockdown-friendly thanks to our innovative packaging.

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Bijou Le Chic Sauvignon Blanc in Drinks Business’ Top New Products

Bijou Le Chic Sauvignon Blanc featured as one of the Tope New Products in the Drinks Business. The white wine pouch was launched earlier this year into Waitrose & Partner’s UK following the enormous success of the rosé pouch throughout 2019. The Bijou Le Chic rosé pouch was the supermarket’s “best seller” in the category…

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Harold Hamersma: Sophie Valrose passes with flying colours

Our flagship rosé Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose has received an excellent review from top Dutch wine critic, Harold Hamersma. Hamersma reviewed the rosé on his website De Grote Hamersma where you can find all his thoughts and tasting notes on all of the best wines available in the Netherlands. Bijou scored a brilliant 8/10.…

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De Grote Hamersma 2018

De Grote Hamersma 2018

Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose, AOC Cabrières rosé ‘Bijou from Cabrières in the Hérault.  Raspberry wine gums. Cherry pudding. Tralala and cheerfulness. Jewel of a bottle’  ‘Kleinood uit Cabrières in de Hérault. Frambozenwinegums. Kersenzuurtjes. Tralala en vrolijkheid. Juweel van een fles trouwens.’ Harold Hamersma for De Grote Hamersma 2018 – the most complete wine year…

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bijou rouge cuvée

Helen McGinn- Knackered Mother’s Wine Club

Bijou Rouge Cuvee Sophie Valrose 2016 ‘This is a soft, cosy gem of a wine. Made in Cabrieres in southern France’s Languedoc region, it’s a blend of Syrah and Grenache grapes, giving it plenty of soft black fruit flavours and juicy tannins. Beautifully packaged and such good value. Food pairing: Lamb shanks.’ Helen McGinn, Knackered…

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NOFFLA

Bijou is One of Three Rosés Awarded Medals at National Off-Licence Association

Le Bijou Sophie Valrose Rosé 2016 has won an award in the Under €15 Rosé Collection at this year’s NOffLA – National Off-Licence Association Awards. In the competition there were only three rosé wines which were awarded medals.  NOFFLA is the National Off-Licence Association and represents independent specialist off-licences across Ireland.

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Hubrecht Duijker

Another lovely write up – Hubrecht Duijker

We’ve recently received another great write up from Hubrecht Duijker for Le Bijou de Sophie Valrose. ‘A relatively small wine small area (300 to 350 hectares) within the vast Languedoc is Cabrières where the soil is of volcanic origin and where a good cooperative At (Small) shots. It is on this company from selected grapes from the…

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Success for Bijou Rosé. A Gold at Concours Général Agricole Paris 2016

We are excited to announce that our Bijou Rosé has once again picked up another prestigious award! For 2016 Bijou Rosé has been awarded a Gold medal at the highly respected Concours Général Agricole Paris 2016. The CGA annually receives over 15,000 entries of which only 3500 are lucky enough to receive a medal and far…

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