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WSTA Chief Executive takes on new role
IWSC News

mer. 2 nov. 2011

WSTA Chief Executive takes on new role

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has today announced that Chief Executive, Jeremy Beadles, will be leaving the organisation in the New Year, after six years, to take up the position of Corporate Relations Director for Heineken UK.   Jeremy Beadles said: "I have had a fantastic six years with the WSTA and, whilst I will be sad to leave, I am really looking forward

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New Zealand Wine Enjoys Unprecedented Success at Major Global Competition
IWSC News

mer. 12 oct. 2011

New Zealand Wine Enjoys Unprecedented Success at Major Global Competition

New Zealand wine has shone brightly on the world stage with an extraordinary result in the UK-based 2011 International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC). New Zealand won a phenomenal 305 awards including 18 gold medals, 15 of which were 'Best in Class'. This tally of medals beats New Zealand's previous record of 11 golds in 2008 and the competition average of 4.9 gold medals per

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IWSC Southern Hemisphere Results Announced - 2011
IWSC News

mar. 11 oct. 2011

IWSC Southern Hemisphere Results Announced - 2011

The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) has today released the Southern Hemisphere wine results.   Among the medal tally, South Africa scooped an incredible 641 medals including 32 Gold Best in Class and 13 Gold in the prestigious Competition. The country also won 4 product trophies including two for its generic grape varieties Chenin Blanc and Pinotage.   South Africa has had a difficult

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PLB announced as sponsors of the prestigious IWSC Retailer of the Year Award
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mar. 13 sept. 2011

PLB announced as sponsors of the prestigious IWSC Retailer of the Year Award

The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) today announced that PLB will be the Sponsor of the highly respected Retailer of the Year award for 2011 and 2012.   The award, considered to be one of the most coveted, is presented at the prestigious awards Banquet at the Guildhall in London on 16th November 2011. Winners over the past few years include Waitrose (2010), Sainsbury

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Simply Whisky to Feature IWSC Medal Winning Whiskies
IWSC News

lun. 12 sept. 2011

Simply Whisky to Feature IWSC Medal Winning Whiskies

Worldwide whisky-tasting event specialists Simply Whisky will feature International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) medal winning whiskies at their events.   The events will be promoted jointly and the IWSC whiskies featured will be clearly marked with their awards from the world’s most prestigious annual wine and spirit competition.   Marketing Manager for the IWSC, David Kelly comments: “It’s great to be working with such

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USA Award Winning Wine Tasting Announced
IWSC News

ven. 26 août 2011

USA Award Winning Wine Tasting Announced

Top medal winning wines from the USA, judged in the world prestigious 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC), will be made available for sampling for the press and trade. The ‘free’ self-pour tasting is to be held on the  27th October  at the Culinary Institute of America in St Helena, California. Doors open at 14:00 and close at 18:00. It follows on from an increase in

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IWSC Supports M’Dala Trust
IWSC News

ven. 12 août 2011

IWSC Supports M’Dala Trust

Following the successful round of the 2011 judging of South African Wine entries (in Paarl), the Competition donates wine for the M’Dala Trust Fundraising Golf Day.   The M’dala Trust is an organization that provides regular and meaningful support to destitute or needy Zimbabwean pensioners resident in the Western Cape.   Leon Jacobs, Chairman of the M’Dala Trust, “I write on behalf of the Trustees

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Twenty-five livery companies come together for IWSC tasting
IWSC News

lun. 8 août 2011

Twenty-five livery companies come together for IWSC tasting

Twenty-five ancient City of London livery companies came together for a tasting of medal winners from the UK’s premier awards competition.   Hosted by David Sills, Master of the Worshipful Company of Distillers, a sell-out audience of 180 guests included Masters and a Prime Warden from City of London livery companies representing needlemakers, solicitors, fanmakers, wheelwrights, tax advisers, engineers and many others. Some 60 drinks

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Cooley seeks to use IWSC success to boost US sales
IWSC News

mar. 2 août 2011

Cooley seeks to use IWSC success to boost US sales

Ireland’s Cooley Distillery is looking to boost sales in the US following success at the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) in London, where their brands picked up eight gold medals.   “The Irish whiskey industry is in rude health. There are opportunities in many markets around the world where Irish whiskey exports are benefitting from the industry’s collective success but the US market in

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IWSC Spirits Results announced with entries up nearly 20%
IWSC News

mer. 20 juil. 2011

IWSC Spirits Results announced with entries up nearly 20%

The International Wine and Spirit Competitions’ 2011 Spirits results have been released with some surprising results this year following an increase in submissions across the board.   With products tasted completely blind, the Competition saw grape brandies entered by a total of 19 countries- a real justification of how international the Competition is.   Countries as diverse as England and China were awarded Silver medals,

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