International wine &
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Letting the simple flavours of gin shine through
Otago Daily Times

Thu 22 Nov 2018

Letting the simple flavours of gin shine through

Sixty-eight New Zealand gins are being made and one of those, the Scapegrace Gold, won the London Dry Gin Trophy 2018 International Wine and Spirits Competition.

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Double awards delight for William Grant & Sons
Scottish Field

Thu 22 Nov 2018

Double awards delight for William Grant & Sons

The 2018 International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) have taken place.

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Daniel Day-Lewis, eat your heart out
Maverick Drinks

Thu 22 Nov 2018

Daniel Day-Lewis, eat your heart out

We didn’t get into this business to win awards but that doesn’t mean it’s not gratifying to be recognised for the work we do. In fact, receiving awards for doing something we love makes it even more rad. Last Wednesday, Maverick Drinks won IWSC Spirits Distributor of the Year for the third year in a row (and fourth time in five years)! The company only turned five in September of this year, so we consider this a pretty huge endorsement of what we’re trying to do: bring premium craft spirits to people that want and deserve better.

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Cono Sur wins - for the 2nd consecutive year - Chilean Wine Producer of the Year in the IWSC 2018
Conosur

Wed 21 Nov 2018

Cono Sur wins - for the 2nd consecutive year - Chilean Wine Producer of the Year in the IWSC 2018

Founded in 1969, the IWSC is considered to be the most prestigious competition of its kind.

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McGuigan Bin 9000 brand wins semillon of the year title at International Wine and Spirits Competition
Newcastle Herald

Wed 21 Nov 2018

McGuigan Bin 9000 brand wins semillon of the year title at International Wine and Spirits Competition

FOR the ninth time in 10 years a Hunter wine from the McGuigan Bin 9000 brand has won the semillon of the year title at the prestigious International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) in London.

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English wine wins World’s Best Winemaker award
Innkeeper Magazine

Tue 20 Nov 2018

English wine wins World’s Best Winemaker award

English wine estate Ridgeview has won the Winemaker of the Year in the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2018.

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St Albans shop beats off competition to win top award at ‘Oscars of the drink industry’
The Herts Advertiser

Mon 19 Nov 2018

St Albans shop beats off competition to win top award at ‘Oscars of the drink industry’

A shop in St Albans has been named the best independent spirits business at the “Oscars of the drink industry”.

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Ridgeview Named IWSC Winemaker of the Year
Wine GB

Mon 19 Nov 2018

Ridgeview Named IWSC Winemaker of the Year

Ridgeview have been awarded the coveted Winemaker of the Year trophy in the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018.

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Ditchling family winemaker sparkles at top international awards
The Argus

Sun 18 Nov 2018

Ditchling family winemaker sparkles at top international awards

A family-run business has been named Winemaker of the Year.

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What's new? First releases of 2018
SooToday.com

Sun 18 Nov 2018

What's new? First releases of 2018

Cono Sur Bicicleta Viognier from Chile, $1.50 off at $9.95, is one of those wines which regularly re-appears on the LTO’s. There is fine value here, with good complexity, peach/apricot fruit notes, and a crisp finish. It earned a respectable ‘Silver’ at the International Wine & Spirits Competition.

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Wines of the week: Eight award winning bottles to drink now
Independent

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Wines of the week: Eight award winning bottles to drink now

So what are those little, round, coloured signs you find on the neck or label of some wine bottles? The ones that certify the wine has won an award of some kind – do they actually mean anything?

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De Bortoli wins at the International Wine & Spirit Competition
The Shout

Fri 16 Nov 2018

De Bortoli wins at the International Wine & Spirit Competition

De Bortoli Wines has won the inaugural Winery Innovator of the Year trophy at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC), being recognised for the unique packaging on its newly released Rosé Rosé.

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Is it time YOU tried baijiu? Chinese spirit made from fermented grain is tipped to go stratospheric in the UK in 2019
Mail Online

Fri 16 Nov 2018

Is it time YOU tried baijiu? Chinese spirit made from fermented grain is tipped to go stratospheric in the UK in 2019

The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) have announced the key drinks trends of the year, and baijiu is near the top of the list.

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Whisky producer and distiller of the year
Carrick Today

Fri 16 Nov 2018

Whisky producer and distiller of the year

Independent distiller William Grant & Sons has added two new awards to its run of success at the 2018 International Wine & Spirits Competition.

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The week in pictures
Drinks Business

Fri 16 Nov 2018

The week in pictures

The International Wine and Spirits Competition held its annual banquet on 14 November, handing out gongs to the best writers and businesses in the industry.

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Chinese wine, spirits seek recognition at international competition
CGTN

Fri 16 Nov 2018

Chinese wine, spirits seek recognition at international competition

A Ningxia-based boutique winery won the award at this year's International Wine & Spirit Competition as Chinese wine and spirits are seeking recognition at one of the world's most prestigious spirit competitions.

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De Bortoli wins Winery Innovator of the Year at IWSC
The Drinks Association

Fri 16 Nov 2018

De Bortoli wins Winery Innovator of the Year at IWSC

A revolutionary new screw cap has scored De Bortoli Wines the trophy for Winery Innovator of the Year at the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition.

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Ridgeview Crowned Winemaker of Year in the International Wine & Spirit Competition
Ridgeview

Thu 15 Nov 2018

Ridgeview Crowned Winemaker of Year in the International Wine & Spirit Competition

Ridgeview are delighted to have been awarded the coveted trophy of Winemaker of the Year in the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018.

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International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018 - The Trophy Winners, Spirits
Just-Drinks

Thu 15 Nov 2018

International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018 - The Trophy Winners, Spirits

Last night, the International Wine & Spirit Competition rounded off its 2018 awards. Here are the competition's spirits trophy winners for this year.

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Launch: Club Oenologique
InPublishing

Thu 15 Nov 2018

Launch: Club Oenologique

Club Oenologique, a new wine, spirit and lifestyle magazine officially launches today.

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