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" Wine awards are super important. You’re judged at a similar level to other wines and to come out on top means that people trust what you’re doing. "

Tamara Roberts  /  Ridgeview Wine Estate, UK  /  IWSC President 2020

" The response to our award from gin drinkers in Finland and farther beyond was fantastic, and our sales over the years have grown over five-fold. "

Miika Lipiäinen  /  Kyrö Distillery, Finland  /  Gold and silver medals 2019

" I like the breadth that IWSC offers. No longer are we just focusing on the major players, we’re looking at new regions where wine can be great. "

Madeline Puckette  /  Wine Folly, USA  /  Wine Communicator 2019

" When we’re talking to new partners, having this award to say that our spirits are great quality makes a difference when at the negotiation table. "

Nick Ravenhall  /  ATOM Brands, UK  /  UK Gin Producer 2019

" There are a lot of spirits competitions out there these days. Pretty soon we might even need a competition for the best competitions! If ever such a day arrived, it’s a safe bet that the IWSC would take home a 'double gold'. "

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Having celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019, the IWSC remains as relevant today as it did when wine chemist Anton Massel founded the original format back in 1969

When Massel created the International Wine & Spirit Competition, his aim – as it remains to this day – was to reward excellence in drinks worldwide, ensuring recognition for the very best wines and spirits. The IWSC is proud to set the international benchmark for quality, standing out in the crowded world of drinks awards with hundreds of global experts – including buyers, producers, distillers, sommeliers, distributors and influencers – judging wines and spirits throughout the year.

Results are out for the world’s first 100% fermented fruit tasting

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Results are out for the world’s first 100% fermented fruit tasting

The results are out for the world's first tasting of 100% juice, not-from-concentrate ciders, perries and fruit wine.

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IWSC Market Insight: the Chinese wine market

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IWSC Market Insight: the Chinese wine market

We examine how the Chinese wine market works and how you can get into it

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2021 Spirits Trophy winners announced

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2021 Spirits Trophy winners announced

We are delighted to announce our IWSC 2021 spirits trophy winners.

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Free Trade Agreement between the United Kingdom and Australia

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Free Trade Agreement between the United Kingdom and Australia

Recent announcement of the Free Trade Agreement between the United Kingdom and Australia brings good news for UK merchants and consumers of wine and spirits.

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Results are out for the biggest spirits judging in IWSC history

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Results are out for the biggest spirits judging in IWSC history

The results are out for the IWSC’s biggest spirits judging in history, over 80 experts tast over 4,000 spirits.

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IWSC judging blog: The 2021 spirits judging has officially started

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IWSC judging blog: The 2021 spirits judging has officially started

Find out how our judges got on with the start of our 2021 spirits tasting. Which categories are set to win big this year?

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Gewurztraminer Trophy winner: La Cave des Vignerons de Pfaffenheim

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Gewurztraminer Trophy winner: La Cave des Vignerons de Pfaffenheim

One of the finest practitioners of Gewurztraminer is La Cave des Vignerons de Pfaffenheim, a collection of nearly 200 growers and small estates who between them produce 2.5 million bottles each year

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IWSC Trophy winner: Castelli Estate Il Liris Chardonnay 2018

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IWSC Trophy winner: Castelli Estate Il Liris Chardonnay 2018

From humble beginnings, the Castelli family now makes a large range of wines in Western Australia, three of which are IWSC medal winners, but the pick of the bunch is Castelli Estate Il Liris Chardonnay 2018

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