Talent awards

CELEBRATING PEOPLE

The IWSC is more than a competition. It is a global wine and spirits community, focused on people and expertise.

It’s not just great wines and spirits that are rewarded at the IWSC – we also recognise outstanding individuals, through accolades such as our Wine and Spirits Communicators, and awards for emerging talent in the wine, spirit and hospitality industries. 

How do our Talent Awards work?

For our Talent Awards, members of the wine and spirit industries are invited to submit nominations of personalities who they feel have stood head and shoulders above their peers over the last year - you can nominate either yourself or someone you know. Nominees will then be contacted and all entrants will be asked to provide further details about themselves, their recent activity, their plans for the coming year, and why they should win. The winner is chosen following a panel discussion between the IWSC senior team and selected industry experts.

To nominate yourself or someone else for an IWSC People Award, click on the corresponding button below. Please note that you can nominate more than one person.

Emerging Talent Awards

IWSC's Emerging Talent awards are an unparalleled opportunity for new and exciting voices in the wine, spirit and hospitality industries to break into the drinks industry, and gain exposure and recognition for their work.

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Wine Communicator of the Year

The Wine Communicator of the Year accolade, sponsored by Vinitaly, recognises an individual or organisation whose communication skills make an exceptional contribution towards promoting and increasing public awareness in wines.

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Spirits Communicator of the Year

Spirits Communicator of the Year, in partnership with Chivas Brothers, recognises an individual or organisation whose communication skills make an exceptional contribution towards promoting and increasing public awareness in spirits.

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