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Spirits judging taking place this week

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2021 RESULTS

Northern Hemisphere results out now!

Northern Hemisphere results out now! Find out more

" 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'. "

Brad Japhe  /  Forbes  /  Read more

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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.

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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IWSC Trophy winner: Sogrape Vinhos Ferreira Quinta Do Porto Vintage 2017

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IWSC Trophy winner: Sogrape Vinhos Ferreira Quinta Do Porto Vintage 2017

Luís Sottomayor has been at the helm at major port houses since 2003, and has won countless awards. He tells us his approach to winemaking and how he came to be involved in the wine business

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Top 15 Chardonnay from the IWSC 2020

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Top 15 Chardonnay from the IWSC 2020

Perhaps the most famous grape variety of them all, there are very few wine regions where Chardonnay’s presence has not been not felt. Here are 15 of the best Chardonnays from around the world

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The IWSC Northern Hemisphere results are out

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The IWSC Northern Hemisphere results are out

3,400 medals have been awarded to wines from 39 different countries as the IWSC 2021 Northern Hemisphere results are released

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Top Canadian red wines

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Top Canadian red wines

Canada may get plenty of coverage for its sparkling and icewines, but its reds are gaining ground every day

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Top 10 Canadian white wines

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Top 10 Canadian white wines

Canadian wine has made dramatic strides in the past few decades, and the country's cool climate makes it ideal for white varieties such as Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling. View the top-rated bottles here

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IWSC judging blog: It's a record-breaking year for Italy at the 2021 IWSC

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IWSC judging blog: It's a record-breaking year for Italy at the 2021 IWSC

Find out which Italian regions were breaking records in the 2021 IWSC.

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