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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 we’re 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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Who we are

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.

Scotch whisky shows its subtle side

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Scotch whisky shows its subtle side

The Scotch whisky tastings have produced a raft of gold outstanding medals – which show not only that the category is in the most robust health, but also that styles are evolving

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Top white and rosé Grenache wines

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Top white and rosé Grenache wines

Discover seven of the best examples of white and rosé Grenache from the IWSC’s recent tasting of Northern Hemisphere wines

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Future 50 Q&A: Kelsey Ramage

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Future 50 Q&A: Kelsey Ramage

Bartender Kelsey Ramage runs education platform Trash Tiki, which focuses on the impact of organic waste in the drinks industry

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Future 50 Q&A: Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre

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Future 50 Q&A: Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre

Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre is associate professor of history at Trinity College in Connecticut, where she teaches World Histories of Wine and The History of French Wine

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The best rye whiskies from around the world

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The best rye whiskies from around the world

Rye whisky’s rise to prominence has seen it become a favourite of bartenders – from an increasingly cosmopolitan array of sources

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2020 Northern Hemisphere wine judging: the verdict

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2020 Northern Hemisphere wine judging: the verdict

Wine judging committee member Alistair Cooper MW assesses the first round of this year’s wine judging, and the trends, highlights and emerging talent of 2020

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Future 50 Q&A: Monica Samuels

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Future 50 Q&A: Monica Samuels

Monica Samuels is in charge of sake and spirits at Vine Connections, a boutique importer of South American wines and Japanese sake

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Finding the quality end of Prosecco

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Finding the quality end of Prosecco

The nation seems to be obsessed with Prosecco, the Italian sparkling made in Veneto from the Glera grape variety, better known by most people as the Prosecco grape.

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