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Abierto el plazo de nominaciones para los Future 50 Awards que convocan WSET & IWSC
tecnovino

Wed 20 Feb 2019

Abierto el plazo de nominaciones para los Future 50 Awards que convocan WSET & IWSC

Hasta el próximo 14 de marzo se podrán presentar las nominaciones para participar en los Future 50 Awards. Con estos premios el WSET y la IWSC buscan identificar la nueva generación de los mejores expertos en vinos y licores.

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Bodegas Corral: at the heart of the Camino de Santiago
Decanter

Tue 19 Feb 2019

Bodegas Corral: at the heart of the Camino de Santiago

The winery achieved the highest recognition at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC).

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WSET and IWSC seek out awesomeness in booze with The Future 50
Master of Malt

Fri 15 Feb 2019

WSET and IWSC seek out awesomeness in booze with The Future 50

Are you an incredible human-type under the age of 40 who works in booze? Know someone who is? If so, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) want to hear from you!

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Brighton Gin Joins Love Drinks’ Portfolio
Hospitality & Catering News

Wed 13 Feb 2019

Brighton Gin Joins Love Drinks’ Portfolio

Since inception, the brand has already collected many awards including the 2018 International Wine & Spirits Award – Gold Medal for artwork and bottle design and Silver at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in 2018.

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Step Aside Whisky, There’s a New Spirit in Town
eat. drink. sleep

Wed 13 Feb 2019

Step Aside Whisky, There’s a New Spirit in Town

Hattiers Rum has already won a collection of accolades, including critical acclaim from the international spirits trade; scooping the silver outstanding award at the International Wine & Spirits Competition 2018.

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Nominations open for WSET & IWSC ‘Future 50’ Awards
Harpers

Tue 12 Feb 2019

Nominations open for WSET & IWSC ‘Future 50’ Awards

A new award has been announced that will recognise and celebrate leading lights in the wine and spirits industry.

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Nominations Open For WSET & IWSC ‘Future 50’ Awards
Caterer Licensee Hotelier News

Tue 12 Feb 2019

Nominations Open For WSET & IWSC ‘Future 50’ Awards

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) have joined forces in celebration of their 50th anniversaries to launch ‘The Future 50’, a new initiative that will recognise the next generation of top wine and spirits professionals.

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Nominations Open for WSET & IWSC "Future 50" Awards
WSET

Mon 11 Feb 2019

Nominations Open for WSET & IWSC "Future 50" Awards

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) have joined forces in celebration of their 50th anniversaries to launch "The Future 50", a new initiative that will recognise the next generation of top wine and spirits professionals.

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WSET and IWSC join forces to launch The Future 50
Drinks Retailing News

Mon 11 Feb 2019

WSET and IWSC join forces to launch The Future 50

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) have joined forces to celebrate their 50th anniversaries.

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Wines of the week: 8 bottles for Valentine's Day
Independent

Sat 9 Feb 2019

Wines of the week: 8 bottles for Valentine's Day

One can’t avoid the pink thing on Valentine’s Day and so, if we really must, I’ve chosen a very fine English sparkling rose, the Greyfriars Rose Reserve Brut from an established vineyard on the North Downs near Guildford under new ownership since 2010 and producing some sensational sparkling wines. The rose, which took the International Wines and Spirit Competition gold award in 2018, is 90 per cent pinot noir, 10 per cent pinot meunier and therefore packed with slightly spicy, red berry fruits. Ideal with smoked salmon, crab or lobster.

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Nelson’s Gin Distillery Eyes International Growth
RLI

Fri 8 Feb 2019

Nelson’s Gin Distillery Eyes International Growth

Morgan Holden, Operations Director at Sovereign Beverage Company, said: “We’re very pleased to be representing this artisan distillery which has shown such significant development since its inception in 2016. We anticipate a particular interest in the Rhubarb and Custard which won a Silver Outstanding award at the recent International Wine & Spirit Competition. We’ve already begun negotiations for the first sale, so we’re really looking forward to taking the Nelson’s Gin brand far and wide.”

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Nelson’s Gin Distillery strikes deal with Sovereign Beverage Company
Harpers

Thu 7 Feb 2019

Nelson’s Gin Distillery strikes deal with Sovereign Beverage Company

Morgan Holden, operations director at Sovereign Beverage Company, said: “We’re very pleased to be representing this artisan distillery which has shown such significant development since its inception in 2016. We anticipate a particular interest in the Rhubarb and Custard which won a Silver Outstanding award at the recent International Wine & Spirit Competition. We’ve already begun negotiations for the first sale, so we’re really looking forward to taking the Nelson’s Gin brand far and wide.”

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Making a splash
Onboard Hospitality

Wed 6 Feb 2019

Making a splash

Locally picked poppies, elderflowers, orange-blossom honey and a range of traditional botanicals make up this modern craft gin which has already won awards in the International Wine and Spirit Competition and was short-listed in the Fresh Discovery Awards by Speciality and Fine Foods.

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How to taste your way around the vineyards of Sussex
The Telegraph

Tue 5 Feb 2019

How to taste your way around the vineyards of Sussex

Sussex was put firmly on the wine map when Ridgeview – in the South Downs, about eight miles (12km) north of Brighton – became the first English winery to be named Winemaker of the Year at the International Wine and Spirit Competition 2018. This is no mean feat when up against wineries from 90 countries.

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Crush's top bottles of bubbly for Valentine's 2019
Crush

Mon 4 Feb 2019

Crush's top bottles of bubbly for Valentine's 2019

The selection includes Villiera Monro Brut 2012, which was awarded an IWSC Gold Outstanding medal

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GINSTR’s in town: ‘World’s Best Gin for a G&T’ goes sky high in Hong Kong’s Ozone bar
South China Morning Post

Sun 3 Feb 2019

GINSTR’s in town: ‘World’s Best Gin for a G&T’ goes sky high in Hong Kong’s Ozone bar

German distillery GINSTR has just picked up a double gold at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London and is bringing its fine spirits to Hong Kong and China.

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‘Demand for wine less than what it could be in India’
Sunday Guardian Live

Sat 2 Feb 2019

‘Demand for wine less than what it could be in India’

Steven Spurrier is an acclaimed wine expert from Britain and a wine merchant who is often referred to as “the champion of French wine”. Spurrier has also developed his own English sparkling wine, Bride Valley. In conversation with Guardian 20, Spurrier speaks about his 50-year-old journey in the wine space and about his autobiography, Wine: A Way of life.

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Cooper King Puts Yorkshire Gin On The Map
Business Up North

Fri 1 Feb 2019

Cooper King Puts Yorkshire Gin On The Map

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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The home of fine English wines
Aspect County

Fri 1 Feb 2019

The home of fine English wines

As our experience ‘matured’, the wines started developing their now distinctive English character; crisp and aromatic, with delicate citrus, apple and pear notes. It wasn’t long before they started winning a variety of prestigious awards. The awards started with our 1981 Gutenborner winning a silver medal in the 1983 International Wine & Spirit Competition.

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The rise of Nordic gins
Harpers

Thu 31 Jan 2019

The rise of Nordic gins

The gin market is a whirlwind of activity. According to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA), Brits bought over 60 million bottles worth over £1.6 billion in the year to June 2018, up 38% on the same period the previous year.

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