This year's IWSC awards ceremony will take place as a virtual broadcast on YouTube Premieres, presented by wine and spirit experts David Kermode and Joel Harrison. It is being produced by one of the foremost documentary filmmakers in the UK – a producer who has worked with Pink Floyd, Blur and the Sex Pistols.
“David and I will be crafting an entertaining event that will be heard beyond the grapes of the Ridgeview vineyard, our home for this ceremony, and ensuring that the award winners are not just celebrated, but proclaimed loudly across the physical and digital world,” said Joel Harrison.
The ceremony will be hosted by IWSC 2020 president, Ridgeview CEO Tamara Roberts, at the picturesque estate in the rolling hills of Sussex.
The ceremony will be free to view; an exclusive invitation will be sent to IWSC clients and to key representatives of the wine and spirit industry.
There will be no physical trophies this year. We felt it would be appropriate to instead donate the money to the Drinks Trust, to support individuals who have been most affected by current events.
Twenty-one awards will be presented at the 18 November ceremony: a full list can be found here. Three special awards are also being presented this year. Lockdown Legends will celebrate individuals and companies who have done exceptional things to support the wine and spirit industry under the exceptional conditions of 2020.
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