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" Awards give trust – not everybody is familiar with Cognac, so it’s important that they can trust awards, especially when they are famous like IWSC. "

Francis Abécassis  /  ABK6, France  /  Brandy Producer 2019

" I like the breadth that IWSC offers. No longer are we just focusing on the major players, we’re looking at new regions where wine can be great. "

Madeline Puckette  /  Wine Folly, USA  /  Wine Communicator 2019

" IWSC is the pinnacle. We work hard to encourage brands to join our portfolio, so for them to see that we’ve won this award is very helpful. "

David Hood  /  Spirit Cartel, UK  /  Spirits Distributor 2019

" IWSC is the most relevant wine award in the world. This is the only one we enter, to measure ourselves against our peers in the industry. "

Abrie Beeslaar  /  Kanonkop, South Africa  /  Outstanding Wine Producer 2019

" Wine awards are super important. You’re judged at a similar level to other wines and to come out on top means that people trust what you’re doing. "

Tamara Roberts  /  Ridgeview Wine Estate, UK  /  IWSC President 2020

Why choose the IWSC

Why choose the IWSC

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How to enter

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Your wines, centre stage

By entering the IWSC, we guarantee to get your wines noticed worldwide

Whether you're looking for exposure to decision-makers, expert feedback, testing the market, brand awareness or increasing sales - the International Wine & Spirit Competition is here to help. Through our tasting events and year-round marketing campaigns, we give you the opportunity to engage with leading sommeliers, buyers for both the on-trade and off-trade, consumers and influencers. Enter the IWSC to get your wines noticed.

Top Austrian wines: from Grüner Veltiner to Riesling

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Top Austrian wines: from Grüner Veltiner to Riesling

Discover the best Austrian wines from the IWSC 2020 judging, including top-rated bottles of Grüner Veltiner, which covers a spectrum from bone-dry and mineral to ripe and lusciously sweet, plus Riesling, and Pinot Noir.

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Sparkling Wine Producer of the Year, 2020: Langham Wine Estate

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Sparkling Wine Producer of the Year, 2020: Langham Wine Estate

English fizz has made huge strides in the past 20 years, and one of the finest is Langham Wine Estate, winner of the IWSC Sparkling Wine Producer Trophy.

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Sweet Wine Producer of the Year, 2020: Peller Estates

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Sweet Wine Producer of the Year, 2020: Peller Estates

Making icewine is not easy, but when you get it right, the results are sublime. The winner of the IWSC Sweet Wine Producer of the Year is Peller Estates.

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Top Low & No Wine

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Top Low & No Wine

The wine world changes at a glacial pace but in one area there have been dizzyingly fast developments: we’re talking about ‘low and no alcohol wine’, as it’s known. You’ll have noticed that most big supermarket branches now have a section dedicated to wines that have reduced alcohol, or have been stripped of their alcohol entirely.

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Champagne trophy winner, 2020: Lombard Brut Nature Grand Cru Chouilly NV

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Champagne trophy winner, 2020: Lombard Brut Nature Grand Cru Chouilly NV

With Thomas Lombard having taken over the running of Champagne Lombard from his father in 2017, we spoke to him about his recent trophy win and his vision for the future.

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Outstanding Wine & Fortified Wine Producer of the year, 2020: Morris Wines

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Outstanding Wine & Fortified Wine Producer of the year, 2020: Morris Wines

The winner of one of the IWSC’s most illustrious trophies – Outstanding Wine Producer – as well as the Fortified Wine Producer trophy, meant 2020 was an incredible year for Morris Wines.

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Best 10 French Crémant to explore

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Best 10 French Crémant to explore

While the Champenois would have you believe that no other sparkling wine exists in France, you’ll find top-quality fizz throughout France in its wine-producing regions. Here, it's known as Crémant. 

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20 best English sparkling wines to toast with this New Year's Eve

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20 best English sparkling wines to toast with this New Year's Eve

Sparkling wine has been a real success story in England and English fizzes frequently beat Champagnes in blind tastings. Here are 20 of the best bottles to pop over Christmas and on New Year's Eve.

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