South Africa excelled with 39 gold and gold outstanding medal winners. Results from Chile and Argentina were strong and consistent; however, the lack of gold medal winners reflected the testing, uneven vintages winemakers have had to contend with in recent years. Ewan Lacey, General Manager of the IWSC said, ‘Our judges have been assessing wines since July and we have had to race to process
Five have been shortlisted for the chance to be crowned best Blogger This week <9 th September> sees the announcement of the shortlist for the IWSCs Wine & Spirit Blogger of the Year Award, sponsored by González Byass. The IWSC Wine & Spirit Blogger of the Year was designed to award a journalist or commentator working in the social media arena who not only has
Today ,<30 th Aug>sees the announcement of the shortlist for the IWSC Independent Retailer of the Year Award sponsored by PLB. Customer votes are now closed, and we can reveal the six top scoring Indies to be put forward for judging. The lucky retailers are; Master of Malt Reserve Wines Highbury Vintners Direct Wine Shipments Butlers Wine Cellar JN Wines Retailers are judged on the
The shortlist has been announced for the 2013 Julian Brind Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Wine Industry. The award, sponsored by Waitrose was created in 2012 to highlight an individual who demonstrates they have dedication to the industry and passion for real wine. Those shortlisted are Julia Harding MW (Jancis Robinson), Catherine Monahan (Winestars World), Julia Stafford (Wine Pantry) and Xavier Rousset (Master
THIS week sees the opening of consumer voting for the International Wine and Spirit Competition’s (IWSC) Independent Retailer of the Year Award. Nominations are in, and now it is time for the public to take charge and vote for their favourite wine and spirit merchant from those who nominated themselves as one of the very best. Votes are now open to the public and should
WITH entries into the Gin category up by 20%, competition was fierce for the 2013 coveted Gin Trophy, but a local craft distillery, triumphed over contenders at the 44th International Wine & Spirit Competition. The Gin Trophy was won by Adnams Copper House Distillery who also scooped five other medals in the announcement, including Gold for their Spirit of Broadside, Eau de Vie - Beer.
Adnams Copper House Distilled Gin wins prestigious Gin Trophy
Five other Adnams spirits awarded medals
Adnams, the Suffolk-based brewer and distiller, has won the prestigious Gin Trophy at this year’s International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC), less than three years after its Copper House Distillery first opened its doors.
Judges at the IWSC, one of the world’s most respected spirits competitions, awarded Adnams’ Copper
Buffalo Trace Distillery, the Kentucky based distiller, has been awarded the inaugural Bourbon Trophy at this year’s International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). Judges at the world leading Competition described the Whiskey as “vanilla dominated to start”, becoming “more complex with almonds, chocolate, old leather and a hint of mint plus all the ripe summer fruits”. Sazerac, the independent family owned company which
Lidl UK’s newest whiskey has been awarded a Gold Outstanding award at this year’s International Wine & Spirit Competition. Their Western Gold 6 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey (£14.49, 70cl) was introduced at the end of April earlier this year and proved to be a big hit with shoppers from the moment it reached the shelves. Judges praised the whiskey for its concentrated citrus and rich honey notes
THERE’S an opportunity this month <July 17> to discover the secrets of the world’s top wine professionals at a one-off tasting with Ewan Lacey , hosted by the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC). Wine expert Ewan, who appears on Channel 4’s Cookery School, will host a tasting of some of the world’s best wines – all of them award winners at this year’s competition