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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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Aldi and Waitrose win Wine and Spirit Supermarket of the Year awards from the IWSC

The role of the supermarket as the gatekeeper to consumers’ drinking choices cannot be underestimated, and these two UK shops have raised the stakes in what is possible in drinks retailing.

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The IWSC awards distributors and suppliers for innovation in wine and spirits

The shortlists for the IWSC Business Awards highlight outstanding retailers who form the backbone of the UK industry – and the judges had a hard task choosing the winners

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Spirit news

London Dry Gin Trophy winner: Monterey

Simon Finemore, Monterey Gin’s co-founder and distiller, tells us more about this exciting new gin kid on the block

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Wine news

IWSC announces Emerging Talent in Wine winner

The judging panel was unanimous in awarding the Emerging Talent in Wine award to Jamie Smith of Urban Craft Wines and The Online Tasting Club

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Spirit news

Young gin lovers presented with IWSC Emerging Talent in Spirits award

The joint winners of the Emerging Talent in Spirits award are Alice Pearson and Rachel Sutherland

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IWSC awards Emerging Talent in Hospitality trophy as outdoor drinking and dining returns

The IWSC and the Consorzio Conegliano Valdobbiadene Superiore are delighted to announce this year’s winner of the Emerging Talent in Hospitality Award as Luke Harbour

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Argentine entrepreneur wins IWSC's debut Bartender Award

The IWSC Bartender Award goes to Lucas Groglio, founder of the first sustainable bartending project that was 100% responsible for its impact

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Wine news

Best Argentinian Malbec as rated by IWSC experts

Argentine Malbec is one of the success stories of recent years, and with Malbec World Day coming up this week, we're celebrating the top-rated bottles from the IWSC 2020 awards

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Spirit news

Best London Dry Gin from around the world

The gin resurgence shows no signs of slowing down, and at its heart has been London Dry gin – the style where it all began. Here we review the top-rated bottles from the IWSC 2020

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IWSC announces shortlist for inaugural Emerging Talent awards

The IWSC has been busy searching for fresh and upcoming talent within the drinks industry. Today, we reveal the shortlist for our Emerging Talent and Bartender awards

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