International wine &
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English sparkling wine tops Which? taste test of non-champagne fizz
The Guardian

Sat 24 Nov 2018

English sparkling wine tops Which? taste test of non-champagne fizz

In a further boost for English producers, the Ridgeview estate in Sussex was this week awarded the coveted trophy of the world’s best winemaker in the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018. 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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Recognition for William Grant & Sons at international competition
Motherwell Times

Fri 23 Nov 2018

Recognition for William Grant & Sons at international competition

Bellshill-based distillers William Grant & Sons was recognised with the prestigious Distiller of the Year award and Scotch Whisky Producer of the Year award at the 2018 International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC).

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Ditchling winery ‘delighted’ to be crowned World’s Best Winemaker
Mid Sussex Times

Fri 23 Nov 2018

Ditchling winery ‘delighted’ to be crowned World’s Best Winemaker

A Ditchling winery was crowned World’s Best Winemaker at the International Wine and Spirit Competition 2018 (IWSC).

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What Is The BEST Fizz For Christmas 2018?
Lussorian

Fri 23 Nov 2018

What Is The BEST Fizz For Christmas 2018?

Aldi’s Veuve Monsigny Brut is a fantastic fizz for the festive season and it comes in at superb price tag! Priced at just £11.99 a bottle, it’s stunning how much class and elegance you get for under £12! This Champagne has not gone unnoticed, with a Silver Outstanding medal at the International Wine & Spirits Competition.

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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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