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The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) has released the much anticipated Southern Hemisphere wine results.
IWSC News

lun 29 oct 2012

The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) has released the much anticipated Southern Hemisphere wine results.

Australia exceeded their 2011 media count at this year’s competition winning a total of 714 medals including a remarkable 61 gold outstanding and gold medals. The country also won four product trophies for Semillon, Shiraz, Fortified Wine (Worldwide) and The London International Wine Fair Trophy for Single Vineyard Red Wine. South Africa continued their success from 2011 scooping 642 medals this year, comprising 14 gold

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IWSC results offer welcome boost for South Africa
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vie 12 oct 2012

IWSC results offer welcome boost for South Africa

The country’s 641 medals marked a dramatic step up from the 367 it achieved a year ago. Among the medals were 32 Gold Best In Class, 13 Gold and four product trophies.   This improvement was driven in part by the 27% increase in entries from South Africa as a result of the IWSC’s decision to hold the initial judging round in Paarl for the

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IWSC 2012 Importer Trophy Shortlist announced
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jue 11 oct 2012

IWSC 2012 Importer Trophy Shortlist announced

The International Wine & Spirit Competition is delighted to announce the Importer trophy shortlist. Congratulations to all the finalists below. The award winner will be announced at the IWSC Awards and Banquet on the 14th November at London’s Guildhall.   Eurowines Awin Barratt Siegel John E Fells & Sons Seckford Wine Agencies

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The IWSC 2012 Retail Wine Buyer of the Year Trophy Shortlist Announced
IWSC News

jue 11 oct 2012

The IWSC 2012 Retail Wine Buyer of the Year Trophy Shortlist Announced

The International Wine & Spirit Competition is pleased to announce The IWSC 2012 Retail Wine Buyer of the Year Trophy Shortlist. Congratulations to all the finalists below. The award winner will be announced at the IWSC Awards and Banquet on the 14th November at London’s Guildhall. Lidl Marks & Spencer Waitrose Sainsbury’s Tesco

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Shortlist announced for The Distil Trophy for Retail Spirits Buyer of the Year Trophy sponsored by Brintex
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jue 11 oct 2012

Shortlist announced for The Distil Trophy for Retail Spirits Buyer of the Year Trophy sponsored by Brintex

The International Wine & Spirit Competition is pleased to announce the shortlist for The Distil Trophy for Retail Spirits Buyer of the Year Trophy sponsored by Brintex. Congratulations to all the finalists below. The award winner will be announced at the IWSC Awards and Banquet on the 14th November at London’s Guildhall. Tesco Lidl Marks & Spencer Waitrose

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IWSC 2012 Blogger of the Year Award Shortlist Announced
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mié 3 oct 2012

IWSC 2012 Blogger of the Year Award Shortlist Announced

The International Wine & Spirit Competition is delighted to announce the Blogger of the Year shortlist. Congratulations to all the finalists below. The award winner will be announced at the IWSC Awards and Banquet on the 14 th  November at London’s Guildhall. Alice Feiring -  www.alicefeiring.com   Gregory Dal Piaz - Snooth  www.Snooth.com   Helen McGinn - Knackered Mothers Wine Club  www.knackeredmotherswineclub.blogspot.com   Ilkka Sirèn 

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2012 IWSC Independent Retailer Award Shortlist announced
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jue 27 sep 2012

2012 IWSC Independent Retailer Award Shortlist announced

The International Wine & Spirits Competition is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2012 IWSC Independent Retailer Trophy.       Rollings Wine Company           Harpenden Flagship Wines                       St Albans Cambridge Wine Merchants     Cambridge Wine in Cornwall Ltd                Penryn Duncan

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IWSC announce The Tasting Panel Magazine as a media partner in the United States
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lun 16 jul 2012

IWSC announce The Tasting Panel Magazine as a media partner in the United States

The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) are pleased to announce that  The Tasting Panel Magazine  will act as their media partner in the United States of America.   Providing coverage regionally and nationally, The Tasting Panel Magazine will support the IWSC promoting the Competition and it’s medal winners at key points throughout the year.   Sales and Marketing Controller for the IWSC Group, David

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What is the allure of unique spirits – are they a taste sensation or just a fad?
IWSC News

mar 19 jun 2012

What is the allure of unique spirits – are they a taste sensation or just a fad?

The premium liqueur market seems to be bucking a wider trend of declining sales, with new products coming to market despite the tough economic climate.   Consumers are moving away from the lower end of the market and discovering the better value and taste in premium products.   Myles Cunliffe, director of Mixology Group, has suggested that consumers are starting to realise that a product

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The Virtues of Uncommon Provenance
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lun 18 jun 2012

The Virtues of Uncommon Provenance

If you think all good whisky comes from Scotland or all worthwhile rum from the Caribbean, you’re in for a big surprise says BRIAN NOONE. Unusual provenance is the story in spirits – and many of the new creations may well be better than the originals   In March, the world’s top award for single malt whisky went to the  Yamazaki 25 Year Old ,

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