European Sponsorship Association

IWSC Announces Premium Bartop Producer, Talis as Official Sponsor of the Armagnac Award

A high performing bartop for luxury wines and spirits brands, Talis by Cork Supply has been announced as an official sponsor of the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC).

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Wanaka Sun

Local winemaker shortlisted for international wine award

A key player in the Central Otago fine wine industry has been listed as a finalist for the new and prestigious international ‘Future 50’ awards.

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The Perfect Rums For Summer Sipping And Cocktails

There are lots of great rums on the market and I’ve covered many of them over the years here at Forbes. But in my new quest for simplicity, I’ll distill the process of shopping for rum into just three words: Flor De Cana. In 2017 they were named Global Rum Producer of the Year by the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London, one of the most prestigious such groups with more than 400 judges from around the world.

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Great Drams

Distillery stories: Kavalan, made in Taiwan

From the International Wine & Spirit Competition, to the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Kavalan has taken the world by storm, winning gold and silver all over the place.

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Drinks Business

Merger promises new 'big data era' for the wine industry

One of the US’s most popular consumer sites, Wine Folly, has merged with the Global Wine Database (GWDB) and unveiled plans to make big data about wine accessible to the industry. Wine Folly has been recognised by the International Wine and Spirit Competition twice, with Puckette winning IWSC Wine Blogger of the Year in 2013 and being named as this year’s IWSC Wine Communicator of the Year, revealed last month.

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Aspect County

In Good Spirits

Increased demand for the aromatic drink has meant that some longer-distance deliveries across East and West Sussex have to be made by van now. Stockists include selected southern branches of Waitrose, Harvey Nichols, Majestic Wines, Fortnum & Mason and Marks & Spencer, a level of success that recognises the spirit’s award-winning credentials. In 2018 accolades included silver at the International Wine & Spirit Competition.

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The Best Tequilas You Can Buy for Under $30

Smooth and balanced with a soft mouthfeel and zesty bouquet, Espolon blanco tequila is a multi-award winner -- it took home medals at both the San Francisco World Spirits Awards and the International Wine & Spirits Competition in 2016.

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The Edinburgh Reporter

Cask 88 launch second whisky in Scottish Folklore Series

The first in the series was a 45-year-old Ben Nevis 1972 Single Malt (70cl; 43.2% ABV; £650 RRP), Cù-Sìth. It won gold medals at the 2018 International Wine and Spirits Competition in the Highland Single Malt 30-45 Year Old category.

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Scotsman Food & Drink

Edinburgh whisky company reveals new expression and a chance to buy an extremely rare single malt

The Ben Nevis 1972 Single Malt (70cl; 43.2% ABV; £650 RRP): Cù-Sìth picked up gold medals at the 2018 International Wine and Spirits Competition and features a design inspired by the Cù-Sìth, a terrifying large hound, with a murderous bark, said to stalk the Highlands of Scotland.

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Love Drinks

Love Drinks Secures Brighton Gin UK Distribution

In just over 4 years, the brand has already collected many awards including 2018 International Wine & Spirits Award – Gold Medal for Brighton Gin’s artwork and bottle design.

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Wine Folly

A Personal Note From Our Co-Founder, Madeline Puckette (That’s Me!)

I was just awarded Wine Communicator of the Year by International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). Whooooa!

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Crushing on Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc

The Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2016 received the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition’s 2018 Chenin Blanc Trophy – beating all other Chenin Blanc wines entered into this competition to be crowned the world’s best.

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Anglia Farmer

Arable growers seize grape opportunity

A new vineyard is sure to be an attraction when Stuart Scarff and his family welcome the public to Open Farm Sunday on 9 June. At last year’s event more than 600 people visited their Suffolk farm at Combs, Stowmarket.

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Harper's Bazaar

A new wine-gin hybrid has launched just in time for spring

Chapel Down's gin follows the launch of its bacchus gin and chardonnay vodka in November 2017. Last year, its single vineyard estate Kit’s Coty triumphed at the 2018 International Wine & Spirits Competition, winning Gold Outstanding.

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PR Newswire

Flor de Caña Volcano surprises travelers in Madrid Airport

Travelers will be able to enjoy a tasting of Flor de Caña's naturally aged and volcano-enriched rums and learn about the brand's liquid credentials, including being awarded 2017 "Best Rum Producer of the Year" by the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London.

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European Sponsorship Association

Forsyths announced as official sponsor of IWSC Distiller of the Year award

International Wine & Spirit Competition announces distillery design and build firm Forsyths as official sponsor of IWSC Distiller of the Year award.

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Expert Reviews

Best tequila 2019: Fancy a sunrise, a margarita or a smooth shot? These are the best tequila brands to buy

Sauza Tres Generaciones Plata Silver Tequila comes from one of the most awarded families of tequilas, with six gongs at the International Wine & Spirits Competition, one of the most prestigious in the industry.

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The Tippling Point | How Love for India, Britain and Germany Helped Unearth Secret Recipe of Gin

Monkey 47, the gin became a huge hit. At the 2011 International Wine & Spirit Competition, the phenomenon was named the World’s Best Gin.

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Abierto el plazo de nominaciones para los Future 50 Awards que convocan WSET & IWSC

Hasta el próximo 14 de marzo se podrán presentar las nominaciones para participar en los Future 50 Awards. Con estos premios el WSET y la IWSC buscan identificar la nueva generación de los mejores expertos en vinos y licores.

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Master of Malt

WSET and IWSC seek out awesomeness in booze with The Future 50

Are you an incredible human-type under the age of 40 who works in booze? Know someone who is? If so, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) want to hear from you!

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