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Each week we publish stories about the best wines and spirits, our experts, upcoming events, and beverage industry news. And, don't miss our new IWSC Insights series, where we take an in-depth look into drinks businesses and markets around the world. Looking for recommendations? Visit our consumer website Club Oenologique to read our top 10s and reviews.

Spirit news

UK Gin Producer of the Year, 2020: 58 Gin

'Distilling top-class gin is like cooking a good brisket - you need passion, quality ingredients and patience.' Find out UK Gin Producer of the year, 58 Gin's MD Carmen O'Neal's future plans for this small, disruptive distillery

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Wine news

20 of the world's best Chilean reds

The pivotal moment for Chilean red wine came in a 2004 tasting in Berlin when two Chilean wines were voted in first and second place ahead of some of the most heralded wines from France and Italy. Discover which Chilean reds wowed the IWSC judges this year.

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Wine news

World's best Carmenère from Chile and Canada

Once winemakers discovered that the Merlot in Chile was actually Carmenère, they began creating some excellent wines. Here's some award-winners from IWSC 2020

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IWSC news

Meet Michael Urquhart – the incoming IWSC president for 2021

The IWSC president 2021 is announced - Michael Urquhart, former managing director of Scotch whisky distiller, maturation expert, bottler, retailer and distributor Gordon & MacPhail

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Spirit news

Brandy Producer of the Year, 2020: Château de Pellehaut

Scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find plenty of modernity and innovation in Armagnac. And the recipient of this year’s IWSC Brandy Producer of the Year, Château de Pellehaut, is a fine example.

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Spirit news

Nine of the world's best Armagnacs to drink this winter

Armagnac has stood in the shadows of its more illustrious neighbour, Cognac, for far too long. Cognac may have the brands and the bling, but Armagnac has history on its side. Find out which nine Armagnacs were recently crowned winners in a recent IWSC tasting

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IWSC news

Top wine and spirit trophies presented at the IWSC 2020 awards ceremony

Tonight, the IWSC presented its top 20 trophies to the drinks industry’s star performers of the year in a sparkling virtual awards ceremony

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Spirit news

Six of the world's best Cognacs

There can be few spirits with such an illustrious pedigree and an association with the finer things in life as Cognac. Here are six IWSC award-winners from a recent judging

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Spirit news

World's best brandy outside France

There’s more to brandy than Cognac and Armagnac. The French do it exceedingly well (they make Calvados, too), but countries outside France have a long history of brandy production. Find out which six scooped IWSC medals.

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Wine news

Trophy winner 2020: Booths Gran Norte Rioja Reserva 2015

We spoke to Booths' Buyer Victoria Anderson about their trophy win for Booths' Gran Norte Rioja Reserva 2015 and what it is about Rioja that makes it so popular. 

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