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The IWSC win 'Best Awards Event' and 'Awards Event of the Year'

2015 saw the IWSC team pick up not just one, but two awards for the prestigious Annual Awards Banquet which is held at the spectacular Guildhall in London. 

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IWSC Awards Banquet

The International Wine & Spirit Competition hosts annual awards banquet at London’s Guildhall  and reveals top trophy winners.   The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) announced the winners of 2015 at its Annual Awards Banquet which took place at the Guildhall, London, last night. Big winners on the night included South Africa’s Kanonkop Wine Estate, Marks & Spencer, Kent’s Gusbourne Estate and London Wine

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2016 President

The International Wine & Spirit Competition Announce 2016 President   Today The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) announce their 2016 President: Matteo Bruno Lunelli, C.E.O. of Ferrari Winery and of the Lunelli Group.    Every year the President is carefully selected from all over the globe by IWSC board members and must be considered to be an influential figure in the world of wines

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IWSC releases the coveted shortlists for the 2015 Trophy Awards

Today (Oct 6 th ) sees the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) announce the shortlist for the 2015 Trophy Awards. For a full update on nominees and selected candidates for the awards, that celebrate exceptional achievements and contributions to the world of wine and spirts, please visit  www.iwsc.net  . The Retail Award category shortlists announced today are: Retail Wine Buyer of the Year, Online

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Wine Varietal Trophies Announced

It has been an intense 7 months since the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) started its judging . With 7 judges per panel, 3 panels per day, 4 days a week, over 300 judges from over 30 countries have finally tasted all the wines & spirits entered into this year’s competition. With all the medals having now been released, today sees the announcement of

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The IWSC announce 2015 South Africa wine results at flagship showcase in Cape Town

Today (15 th  September) sees the announcement of the International Wine & Spirit Competition’s (IWSC) South Africa wine results for 2015. This year brings notable results for South African farms, with a 50% increase in the coveted Gold medals. The competition has also announced the South African Producer of the Year shortlist, with the winner to be announced in November at the annual awards banquet

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The IWSC announce 2015 Chile and Argentina results in conjunction with Mercado Andino Trade Tasting in London

Today (9th September) sees the announcement of the International Wine & Spirit Competition’s (IWSC) South American wine results for 2015 at the new Mercado Andino tasting in London. The IWSC team will be present at the event, hosting a table at stand 104, pouring award winning wines and distributing certificates to winning producers. Full results for the competition are available at  iwsc.net .  The results

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Supermarket Spirits

Today’s announcement of the International Wine and Spirit Competition’s (IWSC) 2015 spirits results reveals value products have triumphed once again this year as supermarket spirit entries come out with some of the top medals from the competition including a prestigious Scotch Trophy. Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky was voted by judges as the winner of the Single Malt Scotch Whisky Trophy

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The World's Best G&T (And How To Make It)

Originally drunk medicinally by the army of the British East India Company, is there a cocktail more quintessentially British than a G&T? In a nod to the timeless favourite, The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) has spent months tasting gins from across the globe, hunting for the gin of all gins to marry with age-old partner, tonic. Having searched far and wide, they’ve now

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The World's Best Bloody Mary (And How To Make It)

Created over 80 years ago, the Bloody Mary embodies the style and glamour of Prohibition Era USA, and the great Gatsby favourite is now enjoying a well-earned revival. To celebrate this unique and timeless cocktail, The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) has launched its inaugural Bloody Mary competition to bring you the world’s best serve.   Having rigorously sifted through vodka contenders and Bloody

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