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New World triumphs once again in the International Wine & Spirit Competition’s wine trophy line up.
IWSC News

mar. 8 oct. 2013

New World triumphs once again in the International Wine & Spirit Competition’s wine trophy line up.

New World wines dominated trophy results, released today from the International Wine & Spirit Competition. Australia claimed 7 of the 24 coveted trophies, while New World wines overall accounted for 15. Wolf Blass picked up three trophies alone, while Champagne Piper-Heidsieck also found multiple success. The French Champagne house picked up both the Vintage Champagne Trophy and the Special Edition Champagne Trophy. The judges noted

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New Zealand and Australia impress in this year’s IWSC results
IWSC News

mar. 8 oct. 2013

New Zealand and Australia impress in this year’s IWSC results

New World Wines scored highly in this year’s International Wine & Spirit Competition with Australia and New Zealand, no exception, 10 trophies were awarded in total to the Australasian contenders. Judges awarded medals to a huge variety of styles recognising the diversity of winemaking in these regions.  Australia yielded a mix of larger, established wineries alongside smaller boutique wineries. Bethany Wines, a family winery from

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2013 Winners Announced
IWSC News

mer. 11 sept. 2013

2013 Winners Announced

South Africa excelled with 39 gold and gold outstanding medal winners. Results from Chile and Argentina were strong and consistent; however, the lack of gold medal winners reflected the testing, uneven vintages winemakers have had to contend with in recent years. Ewan Lacey, General Manager of the IWSC said, ‘Our judges have been assessing wines since July and we have had to race to process

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Five have been shortlisted for the chance to be crowned best Blogger
IWSC News

mar. 10 sept. 2013

Five have been shortlisted for the chance to be crowned best Blogger

Five have been shortlisted for the chance to be crowned best Blogger This week <9 th  September> sees the announcement of the shortlist for the IWSCs Wine & Spirit Blogger of the Year Award, sponsored by González Byass. The IWSC Wine & Spirit Blogger of the Year was designed to award a journalist or commentator working in the social media arena who not only has

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#iwscbestindie Shortlist Announced
IWSC News

lun. 2 sept. 2013

#iwscbestindie Shortlist Announced

Today ,<30 th  Aug>sees the announcement of the shortlist for the IWSC Independent Retailer of the Year Award sponsored by PLB. Customer votes are now closed, and we can reveal the six top scoring Indies to be put forward for judging. The lucky retailers are; Master of Malt Reserve Wines Highbury Vintners Direct Wine Shipments Butlers Wine Cellar JN Wines Retailers are judged on the

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The International Wine and Spirit Competition announces the shortlist for the ‘Julian Brind Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Wine Industry 2013’
IWSC News

lun. 12 août 2013

The International Wine and Spirit Competition announces the shortlist for the ‘Julian Brind Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Wine Industry 2013’

The shortlist has been announced for the 2013 Julian Brind Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Wine Industry. The award, sponsored by Waitrose was created in 2012 to highlight an individual who demonstrates they have dedication to the industry and passion for real wine. Those shortlisted are Julia Harding MW (Jancis Robinson), Catherine Monahan (Winestars World), Julia Stafford (Wine Pantry) and Xavier Rousset (Master

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#IWSCbestindie nominations announced - Consumer voting begins
IWSC News

mar. 30 juil. 2013

#IWSCbestindie nominations announced - Consumer voting begins

THIS week sees the opening of consumer voting for the International Wine and Spirit Competition’s (IWSC) Independent Retailer of the Year Award. Nominations are in, and now it is time for the public to take charge and vote for their favourite wine and spirit merchant from those who nominated themselves as one of the very best. Votes are now open to the public and should

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Success for craft distilling at the 2013 International Wine & Spirit Competition
IWSC News

mer. 24 juil. 2013

Success for craft distilling at the 2013 International Wine & Spirit Competition

WITH entries into the Gin category up by 20%, competition was fierce for the 2013 coveted Gin Trophy, but a local craft distillery, triumphed over contenders at the 44th International Wine & Spirit Competition. The Gin Trophy was won by Adnams Copper House Distillery who also scooped five other medals in the announcement, including Gold for their Spirit of Broadside, Eau de Vie - Beer.

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Craft distiller, Adnams triumphs in the Gin category at the 44th International Wine & Spirit Competition
IWSC News

mer. 24 juil. 2013

Craft distiller, Adnams triumphs in the Gin category at the 44th International Wine & Spirit Competition

Adnams Copper House Distilled Gin wins prestigious Gin Trophy Five other Adnams spirits awarded medals Adnams, the Suffolk-based brewer and distiller, has won the prestigious Gin Trophy at this year’s International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC), less than three years after its Copper House Distillery first opened its doors.   Judges at the IWSC, one of the world’s most respected spirits competitions, awarded Adnams’ Copper

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Buffalo Trace Distillery is awarded the inaugural Bourbon Trophy for its Eagle Rare Single Barrel Bourbon 10 YO Whiskey
IWSC News

mer. 24 juil. 2013

Buffalo Trace Distillery is awarded the inaugural Bourbon Trophy for its Eagle Rare Single Barrel Bourbon 10 YO Whiskey

Buffalo Trace Distillery, the Kentucky based distiller, has been awarded the inaugural Bourbon Trophy at this year’s International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC).   Judges at the world leading Competition described the Whiskey as “vanilla dominated to start”, becoming “more complex with almonds, chocolate, old leather and a hint of mint plus all the ripe summer fruits”.   Sazerac, the independent family owned company which

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