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Penderyn partners with Haleybrooke International in travel retail
The Moodie Davitt Report

Tue 15 Jan 2019

Penderyn partners with Haleybrooke International in travel retail

Penderyn whiskies claimed two gold medals in the 2019 International Wine and Spirits Competition.

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Yorkshire Start-Up Distillery Wins Bronze In World Gin Awards
Business Up North

Fri 11 Jan 2019

Yorkshire Start-Up Distillery Wins Bronze In World Gin Awards

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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Burns Night: 7 superb Scotch whiskies to enjoy this January
Derbyshire Live

Wed 9 Jan 2019

Burns Night: 7 superb Scotch whiskies to enjoy this January

Celebrated the world over, Burns Night - January 25, the birthday of Scottish 18th century poet Robert Burns - is the perfect excuse to savour a drop of the golden stuff.

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English sparkling wines are in, Prosecco is out: 6 drinking trends in 2019
Bournemouth Echo

Sun 6 Jan 2019

English sparkling wines are in, Prosecco is out: 6 drinking trends in 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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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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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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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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