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The emergence of award-winning English wine
CBS News

Sat 10 Aug 2019

The emergence of award-winning English wine

The Champagne region of France may have reigned supreme in the world of sparkling wine for centuries -- but increasingly, it’s being given a run for its money by one of its closest neighbors. England is now producing some of the globe’s finest sparkling wine.

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Symphonia No 1 Dry Gin Awarded IWSC Silver Medal
Food For Thought

Fri 9 Aug 2019

Symphonia No 1 Dry Gin Awarded IWSC Silver Medal

Symphonia No 1 Dry Gin, distilled in Northern Ireland at The Woodlab Distillery, has been awarded a silver medal at this year’s International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC).

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Redbreast Takes World Whisky Trophy At IWSC 2019
Scotch Malt Whisky

Fri 9 Aug 2019

Redbreast Takes World Whisky Trophy At IWSC 2019

Redbreast 12 year old single pot still Irish whiskey continues to impress by scooping the World Whisky Trophy at the prestigious IWSC 2019.

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Cotswolds English Single Malt Scoops More Global Awards
Scotch Malt Whisky

Fri 9 Aug 2019

Cotswolds English Single Malt Scoops More Global Awards

Cotswolds English Single Malt whisky continues to impress by scooping gold medals at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) and the Great Taste Awards.

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This Australian Daisy Gin has been voted the best in the world
The Gin Kin

Fri 9 Aug 2019

This Australian Daisy Gin has been voted the best in the world

An Australian gin has been awarded the Best Contemporary Gin in the World at a prestigious awards ceremony for wine and spirits.

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World Baijiu Day: What you need to know about the world’s most popular spirit
Xpose.ie

Fri 9 Aug 2019

World Baijiu Day: What you need to know about the world’s most popular spirit

An ancient white spirit that really does have all the bells and whistles, baijiu is the national spirit of China, and the best selling liquor on the planet. And while it’s rare in the West, it’s been cited by the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) as the one of the 2019 spirit trends to watch.

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Redbreast 12 Year Old Wins More Awards!
Malthound

Fri 9 Aug 2019

Redbreast 12 Year Old Wins More Awards!

Redbreast 12 Year Old Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey, which is crafted at Midleton Distillery by Irish Distillers, has taken home the World Whisky Trophy at the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition, one of the world’s most influential spirits competitions, now in it’s 50th year.

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Kangaroo Island Spirits wins best contemporary gin in London
Adelaide Now

Fri 9 Aug 2019

Kangaroo Island Spirits wins best contemporary gin in London

Kangaroo Island Spirits’ KIS O'Gin has been named best contemporary gin at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in London.

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Finlaggan Red Wine Matured wins IWSC Silver
Whisky Intelligence

Thu 8 Aug 2019

Finlaggan Red Wine Matured wins IWSC Silver

The Vintage Malt Whisky Company are thrilled to announce their new release Finlaggan Red Wine Matured Islay Single Malt Whisky has been awarded a silver medal by The International Wine & Spirits Competition 2019.

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Prestigious accolade for resort’s very own ‘Original Tenby Gin’
Tenby Observer

Thu 8 Aug 2019

Prestigious accolade for resort’s very own ‘Original Tenby Gin’

Charlotte Clark and John Mather who run The Cranny located on the resort’s High Street - specialising in selling all kinds of gin in conjunction with their sister company Pembrokeshire Gin Co, were awarded a Bronze medal by the IWSC (International Wine and Spirits Competition), which invites entries from all over the world.

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The Kangaroo Island gin voted best in the WORLD revealed - as the creators share the secret to the perfect gin and tonic
Daily Mail

Thu 8 Aug 2019

The Kangaroo Island gin voted best in the WORLD revealed - as the creators share the secret to the perfect gin and tonic

O'Gin by Kangaroo Island Spirits took home the award for the first time at the 2019 International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC), after a recent string of accolades for the South Australian distillery.

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IWSC sees rising popularity of pisco, shochu & baijiu spirits, with gin showing no signs of slowing down
Beverage Daily

Wed 7 Aug 2019

IWSC sees rising popularity of pisco, shochu & baijiu spirits, with gin showing no signs of slowing down

The IWSC (International Wine & Spirit Competition) has released its annual spirits results, showing the rising popularity of pisco, a Chilean and Peruvian Brandy; Japanese shochu and China’s best-selling spirit baijiu, demonstrating a growth in Asian spirits.

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English Drinks Company Wins Four Top Awards
Kam City

Wed 7 Aug 2019

English Drinks Company Wins Four Top Awards

The English Drinks Company is celebrating four significant accolades in the last month, having won two awards each at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2019 and at The Gins Masters 2019.

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Surplus grapes gin wins gold at prestigious drink awards
Caterlyst

Wed 7 Aug 2019

Surplus grapes gin wins gold at prestigious drink awards

Hyke, a gin made from surplus table grapes which was exclusively launched by Tesco earlier this year has won a gold medal at a prestigious drinks awards competition.

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Glenfiddich given a Taiwanese wine finish
Scottish Field

Wed 7 Aug 2019

Glenfiddich given a Taiwanese wine finish

The collaboration follows the Vino Formosa Cask Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky No. 1 taking home two medals at the ISC International Spirits Challenge and IWSC (International Wine & Spirit Competition) in 2018, as well as auctioned at a record price of TWD $70,500 at the Ravenel Auctions in May this year.

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Masons Yorkshire Gin's Tea Flavoured edition gets gold at global awards
The Northern Echo

Wed 7 Aug 2019

Masons Yorkshire Gin's Tea Flavoured edition gets gold at global awards

Masons Yorkshire Gin, which is based in Bedale in North Yorkshire, took home a Gold Outstanding medal in this year's International Wine and Spirits Competition for their unique flavour of gin.

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St-Rémy officially announces three new additions to Cask Finish Collection
TR Business

Tue 6 Aug 2019

St-Rémy officially announces three new additions to Cask Finish Collection

The latest expressions in the Cask Finish Collection join the Chardonnay Cask, which won a Silver Medal at the 2018 International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) and more recently, a Silver Medal in the 2019 Brandy Masters.

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Russian Standard Vodka and Żubrówka Land Top Awards at the 2019 International Wine & Spirit Competition for Superb Taste and Quality
Grocery Trader

Tue 6 Aug 2019

Russian Standard Vodka and Żubrówka Land Top Awards at the 2019 International Wine & Spirit Competition for Superb Taste and Quality

Russian Standard Vodka and Żubrówka were both awarded top medals at this year’s International Wine & Spirit Competition 2019.

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Black Collar Distillery strikes gold in London
Scoop

Tue 6 Aug 2019

Black Collar Distillery strikes gold in London

Northland’s Black Collar Distillery has returned home from London with a round of medals after triumphing at the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC).

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Burnley gin distillery tatses further success at prestigious awards ceremony
Burnley Express

Mon 5 Aug 2019

Burnley gin distillery tatses further success at prestigious awards ceremony

Batch's Industrial Strength gin was awarded silver in both the Contemporary Styles and Gin and Double Dutch categories at the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition.

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