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Each week we publish stories about the best wines and spirits, our experts, upcoming events, and beverage industry news. And, don't miss our new IWSC Insights series, where we take an in-depth look into drinks businesses and markets around the world. Looking for recommendations? Visit our consumer website Club Oenologique to read our top 10s and reviews.

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Top 10 Australian white wines featuring Aussie Chardonnay and Riesling

If you want world-class Chardonnay, where do you look? France? California? Well, once you weigh up consistency, quality and value, you’d be hard pushed to find a better place than Australia.

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Australia's best red wines: Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache

Australia has earned its stellar red reputation on Shiraz, with Cabernet providing solid support. Barossa winemaker Peter Lehmann nailed it when he said: ‘When God invented Shiraz, he did it with Australia in mind.

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Nine top-rated Australian gins to try

Australian gin has come a long way in a very short time – here is the pick of the bunch from the IWSC’s latest spirits tasting.

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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

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

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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Spirit news

Top Low & No Spirit

January, or rather ‘Dry January’ is here once again. It is a month that, along with ‘Stoptober’, punctuates the UK’s annual calendar as an opportunity to cut out alcohol consumption, something that’s often much needed after Christmas’ overindulgence.

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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

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

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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