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IWSC Launches the search for the Independent Retailer 2015

IWSC Launches Quest to find Independent Retailer of the Year    #IWSCBestIndie   To coincide with ProWein 2015, the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) have announced that nominations are open to find the UK’s best Independent Wine and Spirits Retailer. The Award, now in its seventh year, is sponsored by leading international wine and spirit exhibition ProWein and recognises the key role played by

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The IWSC Open Nominations for Communicator of the Year Award 2015 Sponsored by Vinitaly

The IWSC Open Nominations for Communicator of the Year Award 2015 Sponsored by Vinitaly   Today (28th January 2015) sees the launch of the International Wine & Spirit Competition’s (IWSC) quest to find the drinks industry's ‘Communicator of the Year’.   The award, sponsored by Vinitaly was created to highlight an individual who demonstrates exceptional contribution to increasing awareness of wine and spirits. Last year the

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‘Fizz & Chips’

‘Fizz & Chips’ Judges from the IWSC Share Top Tips VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC  Drinks experts from around the world who judge for the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC), have shared their top recommendations for everyday food and wine pairings. Highlights include partnering your fish and chips with a glass of champagne for the ultimate ‘Fizz & Chips’, but all of the experts agreed to

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The IWSC Announce 2014 Winners at 45th Anniversary Banquet

Last night (Wednesday 12th November) saw the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) celebrate its 45th awards presentation and banquet, held at the stunning Guildhall London.   The competition, widely acknowledged as the most prestigious and independent contest of its type in the world, announced the winners from this year’s competition. The rigorous judging lasts seven months, with tastings assessed by over 300 experts from

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IWSC Releases the Shortlist for Outstanding Achievement in Scotch Whisky

‘Outstanding Achievement Award in the Scotch Whisky Industry’   Today (14 th  October) sees the announcement of the International Wine & Spirit Competition’s (IWSC) shortlist for ‘Outstanding Achievement Award in the Scotch Whisky Industry’.   The award sponsored by Chivas Brothers Ltd, was created to honour individuals who have made important international contributions to the Scotch whisky industry. The shortlist of candidates have been chosen,

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IWSC Releases Wine Results for Australia and New Zealand

IWSC Releases Wine Results for Australia and New Zealand   Today (9 th  October 2014), the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) announces its wine results for Australia and New Zealand. This year saw Australia successfully awarded three trophies; The Warren Winiarski Trophy for Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded to Gatt wines for its Barossa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, a perfectly balanced wine of fruit, oak

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IWSC Releases Product Trophy Results

IWSC Releases Product Trophy Results   Today (9 th  October 2014), the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) announces its Product Trophy Results.   From the 24 distinguished trophies awarded this year, the New World dominated the results with South Africa claiming five, including The Denbies Trophy for Bottle Fermented Sparkling being awarded to producer Graham Beck Wines for its Blanc de Blancs 2009.  

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THAT’S A WRAP!

THAT’S A WRAP! The IWSC Announce Trophy Results Award-winning film director ,  Francis Ford Coppola wins prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) Trophy for his wine. It is not only the Hollywood A-lists in front of the screen such as Brangelina that are producing quality wine. Renowned American film director, producer and screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola best known for films including  The Godfather Trilogy

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Waitrose and IWSC announces shortlist for'Julian Brind Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Wine Industry 2014'

Waitrose and the International Wine and Spirit Competition announces shortlist for ‘Julian Brind Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Wine Industry 2014’ The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) has announced its shortlist for the 2014 Julian Brind Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Wine Industry. This prestigious title was created in 2012 to highlight a man or woman who demonstrates they have

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IWSC Releases Beautiful South Wine Results to coincide with London Olympia trade tasting

IWSC Releases Beautiful South Wine Results to coincide with London Olympia trade tasting   Today (10 th  September), the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) announced its South African, Chilean and Argentine wine results at the Wines of the Beautiful South, London Olympia.   A strong performance was seen by South Africa, as they topped the Beautiful South medal leader board with an impressive 632

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