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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 further 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.

Sarah Heller MW announced as IWSC's Wine Communicator of the Year

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Sarah Heller MW announced as IWSC's Wine Communicator of the Year

The IWSC is delighted to reveal that from an esteemed shortlist, our judges unanimously concluded that Sarah Heller MW be crowned our winner of the IWSC’s 2022 Wine Communicator of the Year.

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Castilla y León top-rated wines, recommended by expert tasters

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Castilla y León top-rated wines, recommended by expert tasters

IWSC judges Alistair Cooper MW, Simon Field MW, Pierre Mansour and Matteo Montone MS tasted their way through 75 wines from the Spanish region of Castilla y León in order to recommend this selection of top-rated wines.

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Wine Communicator 2022 shortlist

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Wine Communicator 2022 shortlist

The IWSC Wine Communicator 2022 - sponsored by Veronafiere - aims to recognise an individual who is making an exceptional contribution towards promoting wine to a consumer audience. The 2022 shortlist is announced...

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Hot off the press

Following the results announcement from our recent awards, our winners have been picking up coverage across the globe.

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IWSC announces the winners of its 2021 Producer Trophies

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IWSC announces the winners of its 2021 Producer Trophies

Following the completion of a week of announcements in celebration of 2021’s greatest wine and spirits makers, the IWSC is delighted to share the winners of its coveted Producer Trophies.

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IWSC awards Low & No Alcohol Trophies

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IWSC awards Low & No Alcohol Trophies

With the increasing popularity of our Low & No Drinks Awards, for the first time, this year the IWSC is delighted to award four Low & No Trophies.

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2021 Wine Trophy winners announced

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2021 Wine Trophy winners announced

Following our Northern Hemisphere wine judging back in May, our expert judges came together again in October to judge our Southern Hemisphere wines and award our 2021 wine trophies

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Millie Milliken announced as IWSC's Spirits Communicator of the Year

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Millie Milliken announced as IWSC's Spirits Communicator of the Year

Following last night’s Awards Ceremony in Edinburgh, where Millie Milliken was named our 2022 Spirits Communicator of the Year, the IWSC caught up with her to find out a bit more about what this award means to her.

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