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Top of the Pops - Bubbles Flourish in the 2015 IWSC French and Italian results

TOP OF THE POPS Bubbles flourish in the 2015 IWSC French and Italian results   To celebrate the start of Vinexpo on Sunday 14th June, the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) has today released the 2015 medal results for  France and Italy  from this year’s competition.    France regained its position at the top of the Northern Hemisphere medal table after losing out to

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Award Winning, Great Value, Summer Wines. Some Stars of the International Wines & Spirits Competition

AWARD WINNING, GREAT VALUE SUMMER WINES  SOME STARS OF THE INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION   Summer has arrived, and no picnic or BBQ is complete without a chilled glass of wine or bubbles. Rumours about the UK’s dwindling prosecco supply may be rife, but don’t panic buy at your local supermarket just yet.   This year’s International Wine and Spirit Competition’s (IWSC) Northern Hemisphere

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Northern Hemisphere results announced

IN terms of quality, American wines have come out top in the International Wine and Spirit Competition’s (IWSC) northern hemisphere results, knocking France into second place. Although France was awarded the greater number of medals (833 to the USA’s 164), American wines scored more Golds and Gold Outstandings – the top gongs – comparative to the number of entries. Of all the American wines entered to the

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LIWF Varietal of The Year Winners Announced!

New for 2015, this year we kicked off the first morning of the fair with  The London Wine Fair Varietal of the Year judging. Aside from the sipping, spitting and swirling, a quiet hum descended on the IWSC stand as our judges assessed  Syrahs  and  Gruner-Veltliners  from across the globe. Those passing by the stand were able to catch a sneak peek  behind the scenes 

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English Vines Bear Big Winning Wines

Today sees the announcement of the International Wine and Spirit Competition’s (IWSC) first Northern Hemisphere results of the year at the London Wine Fair, Olympia.  English wine entries have increased by 70% year on year and medals for home grown wines are up an impressive 63% from 2014, smashing records in the competition’s 46 year history.  This success is a tribute to the wines which

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The IWSC teams up with the London Wine Fair to judge the inaugural ‘Varietal of the Year’ Competition

The London Wine Fair and the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) have announced an exciting new awards programme taking place in conjunction with the London Wine Fair’s, Wine Grapes 2015 – Syrah & Grüner Veltliner exhibit.   For the first time ever, the London Wine Fair will be judging and awarding the best ‘Varietal of the Year’ using the world’s most rigorous and well-respected

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The International Wine & Spirit Competition opens nominations for the Blogger of the Year 2015, sponsored by Gonzalez Byass

The International Wine & Spirit Competition opens nominations for the Blogger of the Year 2015, sponsored by Gonzalez Byass With a closing deadline of May 6th, the International Wine & Spirit Competition’s (IWSC) has commenced their search for ‘Blogger of the Year.’ The IWSC has given the public the opportunity to nominate candidates for the award. Gonzalez Byass, the award sponsor, is one of the

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The International Wine and Spirit Competition Announces Two Winners for ‘Communicator of the Year 2015’

The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) has announced two winners for its ‘Communicator of the Year 2015’. For the first time in the history of the competition; the judges couldn’t separate two outstanding nominees, so the decision was taken to award the Communicator Trophy to both wine author and American restaurateur Joseph Bastianich and Australian wine author and presenter Tyson Stelzer.   Sponsored by

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Communicator of the Year Shortlist

The International Wine and Spirit Competition Announces the Shortlist for ‘Communicator of the Year 2015’     To coincide with Vinitaly 2015, the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) has announced the shortlist for its Communicator of the Year award.     The award, sponsored by Vinitaly was created to highlight an individual or organisation who demonstrates exceptional contribution to increasing awareness of wine and

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IWSC Launches the search for the Independent Retailer 2015

IWSC Launches Quest to find Independent Retailer of the Year    #IWSCBestIndie   To coincide with ProWein 2015, the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) have announced that nominations are open to find the UK’s best Independent Wine and Spirits Retailer. The Award, now in its seventh year, is sponsored by leading international wine and spirit exhibition ProWein and recognises the key role played by

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