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South African Wine Vineyards Restoring Nelson Mandela’s Legacy
Thu 17 Jan 2019

South African Wine Vineyards Restoring Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

Komorebi Post

The hard work over the last few years by this extraordinary wine maker and owner have paid off handsomely. Alistair’s wines have been recognised and applauded around the world.

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Penderyn partners with Haleybrooke International in travel retail
Tue 15 Jan 2019

Penderyn partners with Haleybrooke International in travel retail

The Moodie Davitt Report

Penderyn whiskies claimed two gold medals in the 2019 International Wine and Spirits Competition.

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Now you can make your own gin with one of the world’s best distillers in Norwich
Tue 15 Jan 2019

Now you can make your own gin with one of the world’s best distillers in Norwich

Eastern Daily Press

This new offering is a celebration of the Norfolk brand, which was recognised in 2018 by the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) with a silver award.

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Yorkshire Start-Up Distillery Wins Bronze In World Gin Awards
Fri 11 Jan 2019

Yorkshire Start-Up Distillery Wins Bronze In World Gin Awards

Business Up North

The gin now has two international awards to its name, the first being a Gold award at the International Wine and Spirit Competition’s DMA awards in October 2018.

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Spirit of 2019 is a good wine
Wed 9 Jan 2019

Spirit of 2019 is a good wine

Swindon Advertiser

"South Africa has been upping quality in a steady curve for the last decade and is now at the stage where its entry-level wines are effortlessly winning high medals and happy converts," says Adam Lechmere, general manager, International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC).

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Burns Night: 7 superb Scotch whiskies to enjoy this January
Wed 9 Jan 2019

Burns Night: 7 superb Scotch whiskies to enjoy this January

Derbyshire Live

Celebrated the world over, Burns Night - January 25, the birthday of Scottish 18th century poet Robert Burns - is the perfect excuse to savour a drop of the golden stuff.

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Could Brexit mark British wine’s coming of age?
Tue 8 Jan 2019

Could Brexit mark British wine’s coming of age?

Morning Advertiser

Vicky Bullen, CEO of brand design agency Coley Porter Bell, wonders whether Brexit could finally mark the mass acceptance of British wine.

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English sparkling wines are in, Prosecco is out: 6 drinking trends in 2019
Sun 6 Jan 2019

English sparkling wines are in, Prosecco is out: 6 drinking trends in 2019

Bournemouth Echo

"South Africa has been upping quality in a steady curve for the last decade and is now at the stage where its entry-level wines are effortlessly winning high medals and happy converts," says Adam Lechmere, general manager, International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC).

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'Low and no' to extreme craft: the drink trends for 2019
Fri 4 Jan 2019

'Low and no' to extreme craft: the drink trends for 2019

The Guardian

It has been around for a long time now but English sparkling wine really hit the jackpot this year when Ridgeview Wine Estate in East Sussex won the blue riband world’s best producer category at the International Wine & Spirit Competition, the Oscars of wine.

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Malt Whisky Society celebrate a successful year
Fri 4 Jan 2019

Malt Whisky Society celebrate a successful year

Scottish Field

These final accolades conclude the year of awards, which include wins in the Luxury Masters competition, 11 awards in the International Wine and Spirits Competition, 12 awards in the Scotch Whisky Masters, and an unprecedented seven double-gold medals out of our seven total whiskies submitted at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

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The Scotch Malt Whisky Society retains prestigious award to end year on a high
Wed 2 Jan 2019

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society retains prestigious award to end year on a high

Whisky Intelligence

These final accolades conclude the year of awards, which include wins in the Luxury Masters competition, 11 awards in the International Wine and Spirits Competition, 12 awards in the Scotch Whisky Masters, and an unprecedented seven double-gold medals out of our seven total whiskies submitted at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

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WSET to mark 50 years of wine education
Wed 2 Jan 2019

WSET to mark 50 years of wine education

Drinks Business

The WSET will partner with the IWSC, which is also celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, for a new initiative that will identify the next generation of leading wine and spirits professionals and emphasise the importance of developing new talent through education and awards.

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WSET introduces global education week as part of 50th anniversary activity
Wed 2 Jan 2019

WSET introduces global education week as part of 50th anniversary activity

Harpers

Looking ahead to the next 50 years, the WSET said it had joined forces with the IWSC to launch a ‘The Future 50’ initiative designed to identify the next generation of leading wine and spirits professionals and emphasise the importance of developing new talent through education and awards.

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WSET celebrates 50 years of Wine and Spirit Education
Wed 2 Jan 2019

WSET celebrates 50 years of Wine and Spirit Education

Bar Magazine

Looking ahead to the next 50 years, WSET is partnering with the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC), which is also celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, for a new initiative that will identify the next generation of leading wine and spirits professionals and emphasise the importance of developing new talent through education and awards.

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Experts Predict What You'll Be Drinking In 2019
Mon 31 Dec 2018

Experts Predict What You'll Be Drinking In 2019

Forbes

Whisky and other spirit distillers are looking towards sustainability goals, according to judges at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), who pointed towards brands such as Glenmorangie and its recycling of casks into sunglasses and surfboards.

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Liquid news: 6 of the biggest drinks trends for 2019
Mon 31 Dec 2018

Liquid news: 6 of the biggest drinks trends for 2019

Virgin Media Television

“South Africa has been upping quality in a steady curve for the last decade and is now at the stage where its entry-level wines are effortlessly winning high medals and happy converts,” says Adam Lechmere, general manager, International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC).

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Fizz Sales Hit a Record High in 2018
Mon 31 Dec 2018

Fizz Sales Hit a Record High in 2018

Caterer Licensee

The Ridgeview estate in Sussex was last month awarded the coveted trophy of the world’s best winemaker in the International Wine and Spirit Competition. This is the first time in the IWSC’s 49-year history that the award has been presented to an English producer.

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Britons buy record 164m bottles of sparkling wine in 2018
Sat 29 Dec 2018

Britons buy record 164m bottles of sparkling wine in 2018

The Guardian

English sparkling wines have won a string of awards in recent years, and last month, Ridgeview Wine Estate in Sussex was named the world’s best winemaker at the International Wine and Spirit Competition. It was the first time a UK producer had been given the award.

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Bougie nights: Sussex vineyard makes a show of English wine
Sat 29 Dec 2018

Bougie nights: Sussex vineyard makes a show of English wine

The Guardian

Challenges such as inclement weather are among the reasons that no English vineyard hadbeen named the world’s best producer in nearly half a century of the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition, the Oscars of wine. Until this year, that is, when the sparkling wine specialist Ridgeview became the first English winner in 49 years, emerging triumphant over far more illustrious names such as Lanson of France and South Africa’s Spier.

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Trois Rivieres Premium Rhum Agricole Launches In United States
Sat 22 Dec 2018

Trois Rivieres Premium Rhum Agricole Launches In United States

New Kerala

Proudly claiming the title of most awarded rum brand in the world in 2016 and 2017, Trois Rivieres most recently took home the 2018 Rum Trophy at the International Wine and Spirits Competition for its VSOP Reserve Speciale, which was named the best rum in the world.

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