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" Awards give trust – not everybody is familiar with Cognac, so it’s important that they can trust awards, especially when they are famous like IWSC. "

Francis Abécassis  /  ABK6, France  /  Brandy Producer 2019

" I like the breadth that IWSC offers. No longer are we just focusing on the major players, we’re looking at new regions where wine can be great. "

Madeline Puckette  /  Wine Folly, USA  /  Wine Communicator 2019

" IWSC is the pinnacle. We work hard to encourage brands to join our portfolio, so for them to see that we’ve won this award is very helpful. "

David Hood  /  Spirit Cartel, UK  /  Spirits Distributor 2019

" IWSC is the most relevant wine award in the world. This is the only one we enter, to measure ourselves against our peers in the industry. "

Abrie Beeslaar  /  Kanonkop, South Africa  /  Outstanding Wine Producer 2019

" Wine awards are super important. You’re judged at a similar level to other wines and to come out on top means that people trust what you’re doing. "

Tamara Roberts  /  Ridgeview Wine Estate, UK  /  IWSC President 2020

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YOUR SPIRITS, CENTRE STAGE

The IWSC is the world’s largest and most influential spirits awards

Whether you're looking for expert, impartial evaluation, benchmarking or generating trade and consumer interest - we're here to help. The International Wine & Spirit Competition has over 50 years of experience, world-renowned judges, an innovative and market-driven approach and we give feedback on all entries. Enter IWSC's international spirit awards to get your spirits noticed.

2020 spirits judging: the verdict

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2020 spirits judging: the verdict

IWSC panel chair Joel Harrison lifts the lid on the judging in this year’s spirits categories, the challenge of finding the very best, and the trends, highlights and emerging talent of 2020

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Q&A with Talis by Cork Supply

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Q&A with Talis by Cork Supply

IWSC sponsor Talis provides premium cork stoppers for luxury wine and spirit brands

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Future 50 Q&A: Yuchen Zhong

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Future 50 Q&A: Yuchen Zhong

Yuchen Zhong’s company Yuan Kun Education is currently the leading education and technical consulting firm in the Chinese baijiu industry

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Future 50 Q&A: Victoria Chow

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Future 50 Q&A: Victoria Chow

Victoria Chow is the founder of cocktail bar and lifestyle brand The Woods, a trailblazer for the artisanal cocktail and spirits scene in Asia

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Future 50 Q&A: Joel Harrison

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Future 50 Q&A: Joel Harrison

Future 50 spirits winner Joel Harrison is an award-winning drinks writer and commentator, specialising in whisky and fine spirits.

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IWSC Judges' Insight: Matt Chambers

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IWSC Judges' Insight: Matt Chambers

Matt Chambers hosts tasting events and writes for various printed and online publications alongside running his website Whisky For Everyone

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An interview with Ryan Chetiyawardana

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An interview with Ryan Chetiyawardana

The man behind some of the world’s most acclaimed bars of the last decade, Ryan Chetiyawardana was crowned IWSC Spirits Communicator 2019

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IWSC spirits judging all set for July

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IWSC spirits judging all set for July

As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, this year’s spirits judging is set to begin at IWSC’s headquarters in the UK from Monday 13 July

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