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Spirit Communicator Of The Year Trophy 2019 nominations

Key dates

Nominations open2nd January 2019 - 18th March 2019

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In 2016, due to such strong entries for the Wine Communicator Award from both Wine & Spirit categories, we created an additional award - The Spirit Communicator of the Year Award. This award, sponsored by Chivas Brothers, recognises an individual or organisation whose communication skills have made an exceptional contribution towards promoting and increasing public awareness in spirits, in the last 12 months. 

Potential Spirit Communicators must work in one or more of the following:
  • Publishing (books, reviews, biographies and autobiographies
  • Journalism (specialist press, special feature collections, newspaper, magazine and digest articles)
  • Broadcasting - Radio, television and film (writing, presenting, producing and directing)
  • Online (social media, blogging, website)
  • Spirit consumer education

Potential Spirit Communicators will have probably spent many years of their professional life associated with spirits - although only their promotional work or special projects from the last year (2018) will be considered for the 2019 trophy.

We will be collecting nominations from people within the spirits industry until the 18 March 2019. Nominees will then be sent a form asking them for more information about themselves and why they should win. (Nominees do not have to provide information, but if they do not, they cannot be considered). A panel of experts in the field will discuss the candidates and decide on a winner.

The winner will be invited to the IWSC Annual Spirits Tastings at Vintners Hall, London, on 30 July 2018 and the IWSC Awards Banquet on 13 November 2019.

Previous winners include Tom Sandham (pictured below), Olivier Ward and Alice Lascelles.

Tom Sandham at the IWSC banquet 2018.jpg

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