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Britons buy record 164m bottles of sparkling wine in 2018
The Guardian

sáb 29 dic 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

sáb 29 dic 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

sáb 22 dic 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

mié 19 dic 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

mié 19 dic 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

mié 12 dic 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

mar 11 dic 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

lun 10 dic 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

mar 4 dic 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

lun 3 dic 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

dom 2 dic 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

sáb 1 dic 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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Quarter Cask Matured Scottish Whisky Series Comes of Age
Acrofan

vie 30 nov 2018

Quarter Cask Matured Scottish Whisky Series Comes of Age

Having recently picked up two gold awards at the International Wine & Spirit Competition for the first release in their Scottish Folklore inspired whisky series, Edinburgh based Scottish whisky broker and independent bottler Cask 88 have unveiled their second series of Scottish single cask whiskies.

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Best whisky 2018: The smoothest Scotch, bourbon (and more) whiskies
Expert Reviews

jue 29 nov 2018

Best whisky 2018: The smoothest Scotch, bourbon (and more) whiskies

Malts, grains, blends and bourbons – there’s nothing quite like a dram to warm away the winter blues.

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Carrick Distillery recognised for two awards
AYR Advertiser

mar 27 nov 2018

Carrick Distillery recognised for two awards

CARRICK’S William Grant & Sons distillery made a double sweep for awards in the prestigious International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC).

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

sáb 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

vie 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

vie 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

vie 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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