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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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Madeira trophy winner: D'Oliveiras Boal 1980

D'Oliveiras is one of the most historic and respected Madeira producers, and the winner of an IWSC 2020 trophy. We caught up with owner Luis D’Oliveiras to find out more about this incredibly long-lived fortified wine

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Discover the top 10 wines from Japan

Japan’s natural humidity makes grape-growing a struggle, which explains why the Koshu grape – a humidity-tolerant white grape – flourishes here. Learn more about Japan's best wines

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Sherry trophy winner 2020: Bodegas Williams & Humbert

We speak to Bodegas Williams & Humbert oenologist Paola Medina Sheldon to get the inside track on their magical trophy-winning sherry, and their approach to winemaking

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Red Wine Producer of the Year 2020: Wolf Blass Wines

From modest beginnings, making wine ‘in a humble tin shed’, according to Wolf Blass chief winemaker Chris Hatcher, the company has become one of the world’s most successful wineries – and is now the recipient of the 2020 IWSC Red Wine Producer Trophy

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Value alternatives to red Burgundy and Rhône: Top 20 New Zealand red wines

New Zealand may have made its name with Sauvignon Blanc, but it’s Pinot Noir that’s grabbing the headlines right now. New Zealand has become an utterly dependable value alternative to red Burgundy, delivering rich, succulent Pinots. Discover the best bottles here

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Top Chinese wines for Chinese New Year

China will definitely be worth keeping an eye on in the coming years, and as its wines start to become more widely available, expect to see more bottles on our shelves – and more awards to come, too. Here are the best Chinese wines as judged in the IWSC’s latest tasting.

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How to get your wine listed on airlines

Nearly 15 billion people took at least one flight in 2019. So, when travel gets back to normal, how do you get your wines onto drinks trolleys, into airport lounges – and in front of thirsty passengers? Kelly Stevenson, former Global Wine and Beverages Manager for British Airways, shares her tips on airline wines – what to serve, how to serve it, and the best ways to secure those sought-after listings

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Best Portuguese white wines from the country's indigenous grapes

Portugal is rightly proud of its indigenous varieties you won’t find anywhere else. The likes of Arinto, Fernão Pires, Antão Vaz and Loureira offer a fantastic range of flavour. Discover the top Portuguese white wines.

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Top 15 Portuguese red wines

Portugal is one of the most underappreciated wine countries, given the value and quality on offer. Here is the pick of Portuguese reds from the 2020 IWSC Northern Hemisphere tasting

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Top-rated French Rosé

For many, France is the spiritual home of rosé wine. Perhaps it’s because it makes more rosé than anyone else (with 30% of the market), or maybe it’s the connection with Provence, which produces some of the most sought-after pinks in the world.

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