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45th VINITALY OPENS TOMORROW
IWSC News

ven. 8 avril 2011

45th VINITALY OPENS TOMORROW

45th VINITALY OPENS TOMORROW INAUGURATION WITH MINISTER SAVERIO ROMANO.   The President of the Veneto Region Luca Zaia, the Minister for the Cultural Heritage Giancarlo Galan, the Mayor of Verona Flavio Tosi, The President of the Province of Verona Giovanni Miozzi and the President of ICE Umberto Vattani all in attendance.   Verona, 6 April 2011. Tomorrow, 7 April, welcomes the 45th Vinitaly, the most

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GALA EVENING FOR THE 150 YEARS OF THE UNITY OF ITALY
IWSC News

mer. 6 avril 2011

GALA EVENING FOR THE 150 YEARS OF THE UNITY OF ITALY

GALA EVENING FOR THE 150 YEARS OF THE UNITY OF ITALY. BERLUCCHI, SANTA MARGHERITA AND THE MASTER OF WINE INSTITUTE TAKE THE VINITALY INTERNATIONAL AWARDS   Event organised for the presentation of UNA, the official Bottle of the 150th anniversary of the Unity of Italy promoted by VeronaFiere. Anistatia Miller and Jared Brown announced as Communicators of the Year. The Vinitaly International Awards were made

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IWSC partners with WinesDirect
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lun. 4 avril 2011

IWSC partners with WinesDirect

The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) has signed a partnership deal with wine comparison website WinesDirect to promote medal-winning wines to consumers.   WinesDirect’s IWSC page will include Trophy, Gold, Silver, and Best in Class wines sold in the UK, along with tasting notes, stockists and prices.    Medal-winning wines can be searched for by colour, price, country, region, grape variety or retailer. “This

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Independent Retailer of the Year 2010 - Woodwinters
IWSC News

ven. 1 avril 2011

Independent Retailer of the Year 2010 - Woodwinters

Independent Retailer of the Year 2010   Woodwinters wine merchant in Scotland was nominated nationwide by consumers to pick up this prestigious award. Set up by husband and wife team, Cara winters and Douglas Wood, they have two stores in Edinburgh and Bridge of Allon but serve a UK-wide and international community (mainly France and Spain) via their wine delivery system. The key to their

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IWSC Interview - Allen Gibbons MD
IWSC News

ven. 1 avril 2011

IWSC Interview - Allen Gibbons MD

Each month we put the spotlight on a member of the IWSC team.   This month it’s our very own  Managing Director, Allen Gibbons .   How long have you been the MD? I became MD of the group two years ago, although I’ve been a Director of the IWSC for four years.   What is it like running the Competition? Running the Competition, any

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New Trophy Sponsor for IWSC Italian Wine Producer
IWSC News

ven. 25 mars 2011

New Trophy Sponsor for IWSC Italian Wine Producer

The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) are pleased to announce a new sponsor. The Istituto Regionale della Vite e del Vino are now sponsors of the IWSC Italian Wine Producer of the Year until 2013.   After the three big Italian wine producing regions of Veneto, Piemonte and Tuscany, Michele Shah (IWSC Italian Agent) comments that “the new star to seriously follow is Sicily”.

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New global players use London as launch pad
IWSC News

mer. 16 mars 2011

New global players use London as launch pad

New players in the global wine market will descend on ExCeL for the London International Wine Fair in May. Russia will exhibit for the first time, with a generic pavilion hosting eight wineries from the country’s largest wine producing region of Krasnodar.   In addition, Abrau Durso – Russia’s leading sparkling winery – will return after a successful 2010 launch, on a separate stand. In

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Visit of Corkwise Laboratory – March 10th 2011 (Sabrina Belkadi)
IWSC News

jeu. 10 mars 2011

Visit of Corkwise Laboratory – March 10th 2011 (Sabrina Belkadi)

As part of the Waitrose / IWSC sponsored WSET Diploma scholarship, I was given the unique opportunity to visit the Corkwise Laboratory which specialises in the technical analysis of wines. The process of technical analysis not only meets a legal requirement for all wines and spirits being commercialised, but it also helps producers during the winemaking process as well as importers and distributors at every

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SA wines to be judged locally
IWSC News

jeu. 3 mars 2011

SA wines to be judged locally

According to Frances Horder, the IWSC competition director this decision has been coming a long time. “Allowing the first part of the judging process to be held in South Africa expands the market for us but also reduces the financial costs for SA wine producers to ship wines to the UK.”    Previously all SA wines have been judged at the homebase near Guildford in

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IWSC Goes Local
IWSC News

jeu. 3 mars 2011

IWSC Goes Local

Frances Horder, competitions director of the International Wine & Spirits Competition, is currently braving 40°C-plus temperatures in Paarl, South Africa, organising logistics. That’s because – for the first time ever – the IWSC will be judging South African wines in South Africa.   “Three years ago we were looking to expand the competition and decided to judge American wines in America – a sort of

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