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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
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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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Free shipping for ProWein 2011 IWSC entrants
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jeu. 3 mars 2011

Free shipping for ProWein 2011 IWSC entrants

The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) is offering  FREE  shipping of entries back to the competition cellars in the UK to companies exhibiting at ProWein, who enter the 2011 Competition.   The offer is open to Northern Hemisphere Wines (Canada, Germany, Austria and Italy only).   Four bottles (of wine or spirit) per entry can be dropped off at the Schenker Stand ( Hall

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IWSC Announce new Chairman of Technical and Judging Committee
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mar. 1 mars 2011

IWSC Announce new Chairman of Technical and Judging Committee

The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC), the world’s most prestigious wine and spirit competition, is pleased to announce the appointment of Philip Goodband MW as the new Chairman of the Technical and Judging Committee.   Philip said of his role “I am delighted to have this opportunity to work with an exceptional team to enhance the already high reputation of the IWSC”.   Philip

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IWSC Scholarship and IWSC/Waitrose Scholarship Winners Announced
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lun. 31 janv. 2011

IWSC Scholarship and IWSC/Waitrose Scholarship Winners Announced

The winners of the IWSC Scholarship and the Waitrose/IWSC joint Scholarship were announced at the  2011 WSET Awards and Graduation Ceremony . Held at the Guildhall in London on Monday 17th January, Anne van Roode was awarded the IWSC Scholarship which includes a £2,500 study-trip bursary. Sabrina Belkadi was also awarded the jointly sponsored Waitrose/IWSC Scholarship with a prize which includes a study visit to a

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International Wine & Spirit Competition announces tasting changes for 2011
IWSC News

ven. 14 janv. 2011

International Wine & Spirit Competition announces tasting changes for 2011

Noted as the world’s most prestigious, independent wine competition, the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), is now accepting entries from all countries for 2011.   With an unrivalled reputation for the rigor and validity of its judging process, the IWSC is proud to be the only competition of its kind that conducts a fully blind tasting where judges see only numbered glasses, followed by

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