Emerging Talent

IWSC's Emerging Talent awards are an unparalleled opportunity for new and exciting voices within the industry to make their name and to build exposure and recognition for their work.

The winner of each of our six Emerging Talent awards will be granted a £2,500 travel bursary, courtesy of the IWSC Foundation, to enable them to further their education and development within their chosen field.

Emerging Talent in Wine

Looking beyond the on-trade and the world of communication, the IWSC is searching for individuals working in wine and destined to make a name for themselves.

Whether you work in Marketing, Buying, Sales or Finance or anywhere within the industry beyond the on-trade and communications, if you go above-and-beyond your role, demonstrating dedication and passion for wine beyond the scope of your day job, this is the award for you.

Recognised by your contemporaries as a talent and ready to shine outside your business, you will already be involved within wider aspects of the wine trade, as well as showing commitment and determination in everything you do.

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Find out who our 2021 winner is.

Emerging Talent in Spirits

This award is sponsored by Whyte & Mackay.

Looking beyond the on-trade and the world of communication, the IWSC is searching for individuals working in spirits and destined to make a name for themselves.

Whether you work in Marketing, Buying, Sales or Finance or anywhere within the industry beyond the on-trade and communications, if you are going above-and-beyond your role, demonstrating dedication and passion for spirits beyond the scope of your day job, this is the award for you.

Recognised by your contemporaries as a talent and ready to shine outside your business, you will already be involved within wider aspects of the trade, as well as showing commitment and determination in everything you do.

The winner of this title will be awarded an educational travel bursary, and be invited for a bespoke visit to the Whyte & Mackay Production Centre of Excellence in Inverness.

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Find out who our 2021 winners are.  

Emerging Talent: Wine Hospitality Award

This Emerging Talent trophy is awarded to someone who demonstrates a real dedication and passion within their role in the hospitality industry. If you are disrupting the norms of front of house, bringing consumers a unique experience, or redefining the way customers interact with wine, then this is the award for you.

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Find out who our 2021 winner is.

Emerging Talent: Bartender Award

Recognising the very finest talent in the bartender community, the IWSC is on the lookout for an individual who is leading the way in creativity and trendsetting in the bar world. Someone who is disrupting the norm and having a wider conversation about the importance of the on-trade. We see our Barternder Award winner as a natural ambassador for their trade. This award is open to all international bartenders.

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Find out who our 2021 winner is.

Emerging Talent in Wine Communication

The world of wine communication has a plethora of incredibly skilled creatives sharing their knowledge and passion. The IWSC is looking for new talent within this field. Someone who has recently set out on their journey in the hope of becoming the next big name in wine communication.

This new award has been specially created for a new generation of wine communicators, people who are using new, innovative and creative ways to share their knowledge and passion with consumers and/or the wider industry.

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Emerging Talent in Spirits Communication

This award is sponsored by Whyte & Mackay.

Do you know someone who has recently set out on their journey to become the next big name in spirits communication? We want to hear from them. This title has been specially created for a new generation of communicators within the spirits industry, writers who are using innovative and creative ways to share their knowledge and passion with consumers and/or the wider industry.

As well as the winner receiving an educational travel bursary, they will also be invited for a bespoke visit to the Whyte & Mackay Production Centre of Excellence in Inverness.

Enter here.