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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.

Wine news

Outstanding Wine Producer 2019: Kanonkop

Situated on the lower slopes of Simonsberg Mountain in the Stellenbosch region of the Cape, Kanonkop is one of South Africa's leading estates

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Taste IWSC recommended wines at French Wine Discoveries

French Wine Discoveries is the UK market’s definitive trade tasting of French wine

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Spirit news

Outstanding Distiller 2019: William Grant & Sons

William Grant & Sons has had an incredible past 12 months, reporting double-digit revenue growth and successful whisky and spirit launches

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IWSC news

Outstanding Achievement in the Scotch Whisky Industry: David Stewart MBE

David Stewart’s pioneering techniques have had a profound impact on the production methods used today, and he has developed a number of award-winning whiskies enjoyed by drinkers all over the world

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Pongrácz Blanc de Blancs limited edition packaging celebrates 50th anniversary of IWSC

Leading South African Méthode Cap Classique producer Pongrácz was established in 1990 in the Western Cape of South Africa

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Lifetime Achievement Award: Christine Parkinson

Meet our Lifetime Achievement award-winner 2019, veteran wine and sake buyer and educator Christine Parkinson

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A note from our 2019 President

As IWSC President Sir George Fistonich passes the baton to his successor, we spoke to him about his past year as President, the wine world, and his thoughts on the future

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A new partnership and a new committee member as the IWSC opens for 2020

As the IWSC opens for entries, it is delighted to announce a new collaboration with Steven Spurrier, one of the world’s most eminent wine professionals, and with the Académie du Vin Library

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Spirit news

IWSC results unveil key spirits trends of the year

The results of the IWSC Annual Awards Banquet highlight forthcoming trends in the drinks industry

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IWSC rocks at 50th anniversary awards gala

London’s ancient Guildhall rocked last night as the IWSC celebrated its 50th anniversary with a gala banquet that lasted well into the small hours

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