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Suffolk distiller in high spirits after scooping international award
Eastern Daily Press

Tue 24 Jul 2018

Suffolk distiller in high spirits after scooping international award

Southwold-based Adnams scooped the coveted Vodka Trophy at this year’s International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) for the second time.

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Cask 88 Scottish Folklore Whisky Series Strikes Gold at IWSC
Digital journal

Tue 24 Jul 2018

Cask 88 Scottish Folklore Whisky Series Strikes Gold at IWSC

A 45 Year Old Ben Nevis 1972 Single Malt, with a design inspired by the Scottish legend of the Cù-Sìth, has earned a Gold Award for taste in the 30 - 45 year old category at the 2018 International Wine & Spirit Competition.

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Wakefield gin brand scoops top award
The Yorkshire Post

Tue 24 Jul 2018

Wakefield gin brand scoops top award

The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) awarded Nightingale’s West Riding Dry Gin a silver medal in its class and a second silver medal in the Gin & Tonic category.

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Eleventh heaven as society wins whisky awards
Scottish Field

Tue 24 Jul 2018

Eleventh heaven as society wins whisky awards

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has won Cask Strength, Scotch Whisky of the Year.

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Gin prizes are real tonic
PressReader

Tue 24 Jul 2018

Gin prizes are real tonic

A husband and wife have won two awards in a world-renowned wine and spirit competition for their premium gin inspired by Aberdeenshire's tea trade links.

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A guide to the most popular whisky types enjoyed around the world
IOL

Mon 23 Jul 2018

A guide to the most popular whisky types enjoyed around the world

Here are five of the most popular whiskies currently being enjoyed around the world.

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IWSC Quality Award Medal 2018
Medals UK

Fri 20 Jul 2018

IWSC Quality Award Medal 2018

Medals UK Ltd have a longstanding relationship with the IWSC and are pleased to have produced products for numerous events in their calendar including the IWSC Competition Medal 2014, IWSC Competition Medal 2015 and now the IWSC Quality Award Medal 2018.

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These are the whisky types enjoyed around the world
Destiny Man

Fri 20 Jul 2018

These are the whisky types enjoyed around the world

Whether you're having a single or a double, market research shows that you're not alone in your love of whisky.

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The World's Most Wanted Wines
Wine Searcher

Fri 13 Jul 2018

The World's Most Wanted Wines

It's the usual suspects for our most searched-for wines, but there's a surprise among the most-improved rankings.

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Vine China
Alice Lascelles

Wed 11 Jul 2018

Vine China

Chinese wine is upping its game and "going international". Will these two top reds be the heralds of a new vinous frontier?

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Pinotage: the Orphan that Survived
Lexpert

Tue 10 Jul 2018

Pinotage: the Orphan that Survived

The uncrowned king of the variety is Kanonkop’s current owner, Byers Truter, who has been producing outstanding Pinotage since 1981. In 1991 Truter was named International Winemaker of the Year at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London for his Kanonkop Pinotage 1989.

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20 medaglie all’IWSC 2018 per Cantina di Soave
Horeca News

Fri 6 Jul 2018

20 medaglie all’IWSC 2018 per Cantina di Soave

Una vera e propria pioggia di medaglie quest’anno per i vini di Cantina di Soave iscritti all’International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC), storico e prestigioso concorso internazionale con base a Londra, che è stato fondato nel 1969 dall’enologo Anton Massel.

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20 medaglie per cantina di soave all'International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018
Beverfood

Wed 4 Jul 2018

20 medaglie per cantina di soave all'International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018

Una vera e propria pioggia di medaglie quest’anno per i vini di Cantina di Soave iscritti all’International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC), storico e prestigioso concorso internazionale con base a Londra, che è stato fondato nel 1969 dall’enologo Anton Massel.

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20 medaglie per Cantina di Soave all’International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018
Vinoecibo

Wed 4 Jul 2018

20 medaglie per Cantina di Soave all’International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018

Una vera e propria pioggia di medaglie quest'anno per i vini di Cantina di Soave iscritti all’International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC),storico e prestigioso concorso internazionale con base a Londra, che è stato fondato nel 1969 dall'enologo Anton Massel.

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The best in the world, again, Van Ryn’s Brandy
Madrid

Wed 4 Jul 2018

The best in the world, again, Van Ryn’s Brandy

The House of Van Ryn’s is celebrating its second consecutive year of victory after yet again taking home the Worldwide Brandy Trophy at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London.

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Navarra conquista 39 medallas en IWSC
Navarra Wine

Fri 29 Jun 2018

Navarra conquista 39 medallas en IWSC

La Denominación de Origen amplía así su extenso medallero en el concurso internacional de vinos celebrado en el Reino Unido.

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The Wine Pilgrim at Sud de France
The Wine Pilgrim

Wed 27 Jun 2018

The Wine Pilgrim at Sud de France

My friends at the IWSC have sent me a link to their post on the award-winning wines (from the south of France) at the Sud-de-France annual tasting event, showcasing some amazing wines from this region, including a fantastic chardonnay from Limoux by Paul Mas, which carries subtle notes of toasted brioche, overlayed on fresh peach and melon.

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Why fighting it out for medals is vital for emerging wine countries
The Buyer

Wed 27 Jun 2018

Why fighting it out for medals is vital for emerging wine countries

We are about to enter awards season where black ties and ball gowns will become as common on a night out as a pair of sandals or sunglasses in high summer. This year’s awards nights, however, will have a fair few newcomers in the audience from a wider range of countries as Eastern Europe, in particular, targets the major competitions as a platform to help change the wine industry’s perceptions about its wines.

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Creating a good dram with a taste of the 19th century
Scottish Field

Tue 26 Jun 2018

Creating a good dram with a taste of the 19th century

Historical whisky research indicates BenRiach was the first distillery within Speyside to re-introduce peated malt into its whisky making back in the 1970s, a time when most Speyside distillers had moved their focus towards unpeated malt distillation. It is in this spirit that BenRiach Distillery is delighted to showcase its pioneering peated Speyside heritage by releasing BenRiach Temporis Aged 21 Years, the latest addition to the award-winning BenRiach peated range, winning a Silver Outstanding Medal at The International Wine and Spirits Competition 2017.

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Frescobaldi gives sommeliers unique opportunity in new IWSC competition
The Buyer

Sun 24 Jun 2018

Frescobaldi gives sommeliers unique opportunity in new IWSC competition

If you stripped back any wine list to its core, best selling lines, then Italy would have to be one of the go to countries. Push a little further into Italy and then Tuscany would also come to the top. If you had to pick out a handful of producers within Tuscany, then the Frescobaldi family would come to the fore. Which is why the new Sommelier prize from the IWSC in partnership with Marchesi Frescobaldi is expected to be in big demand.

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