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Malt Whisky Society celebrate a successful year
Scottish Field

Fri 4 Jan 2019

Malt Whisky Society celebrate a successful year

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
Whisky Intelligence

Wed 2 Jan 2019

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

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
Drinks Business

Wed 2 Jan 2019

WSET to mark 50 years of wine education

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
Harpers

Wed 2 Jan 2019

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

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
Bar Magazine

Wed 2 Jan 2019

WSET celebrates 50 years of Wine and Spirit Education

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
Forbes

Mon 31 Dec 2018

Experts Predict What You'll Be Drinking In 2019

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
Virgin Media Television

Mon 31 Dec 2018

Liquid news: 6 of the biggest drinks trends for 2019

“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
Caterer Licensee

Mon 31 Dec 2018

Fizz Sales Hit a Record High in 2018

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
The Guardian

Sat 29 Dec 2018

Britons buy record 164m bottles of sparkling wine in 2018

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
The Guardian

Sat 29 Dec 2018

Bougie nights: Sussex vineyard makes a show of English wine

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
New Kerala

Sat 22 Dec 2018

Trois Rivieres Premium Rhum Agricole Launches In United States

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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Andy Anderson: World’s Best Pinot Noir, Twice
New Zealand Wine

Wed 19 Dec 2018

Andy Anderson: World’s Best Pinot Noir, Twice

The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) is one of the world’s most prestigious.

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Pinotage: South Africa's Signature Red Wine
Culture Trip

Wed 19 Dec 2018

Pinotage: South Africa's Signature Red Wine

Since its humble beginnings with its first international award in the early 90s, Pinotage has gone on to win several more, and has featured at the International Wine and Spirits Competition numerous times as best red, competing with the best wines in the world.

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Trois Rivières Premium Rhum Agricole Launches In United States
PR Newswire

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Trois Rivières Premium Rhum Agricole Launches In United States

Trois Rivières, a pioneering, centuries-old rhum agricole from the Caribbean isle of Martinique, is now available in the United States. The award-winning rhum is being launched and rolled out nationally in the US by BCI, the Houston-based importer and creative brand builder of specialty wine and spirits.

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Wine prices will continue to rise in 2019 thanks to tax hike and Brexit fears - could you save money with these four handy apps?
This is Money

Tue 11 Dec 2018

Wine prices will continue to rise in 2019 thanks to tax hike and Brexit fears - could you save money with these four handy apps?

Wine drinkers are being warned that the price of a bottle of plonk could be set to rise substantially in the next few months thanks to Brexit and tax hikes.

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Behind-the-scenes of Aldi’s award-winning Champagne
Good Housekeeping

Mon 10 Dec 2018

Behind-the-scenes of Aldi’s award-winning Champagne

Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut received a ‘silver outstanding’ medal at the International Wine and Spirits competition this year.

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Kavalan Unveils 10th Anniversary 'First Growth Bordeaux' Cask-Aged Whiskies Limited to 3,000 bottles
PR Newswire

Tue 4 Dec 2018

Kavalan Unveils 10th Anniversary 'First Growth Bordeaux' Cask-Aged Whiskies Limited to 3,000 bottles

In Kavalan's past decade it has achieved entry into the World Whiskies Awards' (WWA) Whisky Magazine "Hall of Fame" for Mr YT Lee and his father Mr TT Lee; the WWA's 2015 "World's Best Single Malt" and 2016 "World's Best Single Cask Single Malt"; the 2017 "Distiller of the Year" and six "Producer of the Year" awards from the International Wine and Spirit Competition, as well as the 2018 "Distillery of the Year" from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

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Anyone for a craft mead? The honey-based medieval brew is back
The Telegraph

Mon 3 Dec 2018

Anyone for a craft mead? The honey-based medieval brew is back

Mead was believed to be the drink of the gods. This winter, you can judge that for yourself, free of charge, since English Heritage is offering samples of the 9,000-year-old drink at Framlingham Castle to celebrate its revival in popularity.

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Mr and Mrs Fine Wine win national award
Newark Advertiser

Sun 2 Dec 2018

Mr and Mrs Fine Wine win national award

An independent wine shop in Southwell has won a national award. Mr and Mrs Fine Wine, Church Street has won the Independent Wine and Spirits Retailer of the Year in the International Wine and Spirit Competition awards (IWSC).

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Cantina Soave la migliore per gli inglesi
il Giornale

Sat 1 Dec 2018

Cantina Soave la migliore per gli inglesi

L'autunno è la stagione dei premi e delle classifiche nel mondo del vino. Quelli a cui si dà più visibilità sono quelli nazionali ma in realtà i più ambiti sono quelli che arrivano dall'estero, visto che da molti anni ormai è l'export il traino del vino italiano.

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