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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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The IWSC announces new Green Wine Initiative accolade

Ahead of the launch of Green Wine Future’s 2022 conference, the IWSC, together with Green Wine Future, is proud to share news of a new international sustainability accolade.

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Spirit news

Gin award winners joining Junipalooza

With just under one month until Spirits Kiosk’s celebration of all things gin -  Junipalooza - the IWSC is delighted to highlight some medal winners from its 2022 spirits judging confirmed for the event.

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Wine news

2022 Wine Judging - deliberations from our judges #14

Wrapping up our final day of judging, Sarah Abbott MW was overseeing the wines from emerging regions and smaller wine producing regions. She shares her thoughts on the last day of tasting:

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2022 Wine Judging - deliberations from our judges #13

Joining us today to oversee the  panels tasting wines from Spain and Portugal, we caught up with Master of Wine and IWSC Wine Judging Committee member, Mick O'Connell.

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2022 Wine Judging - deliberations from our judges #12

Overseeing the judging of Italian wines today we hear from Alistair Cooper MW about how the day has gone.

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2022 Wine Judging - deliberations from our judges #11

Wrapping up our sparkling wine tastings for the week, we hear again from Essi Avellan MW who was overseeing the panels for this category.

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2022 Wine Judging - deliberations from our judges #10

After a few days away, he’s back. Overseeing our New Zealand judging, we hear from Dirceu Vianna Junior MW on how the day panned out…

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2022 Wine Judging - deliberations from our judges #9

For the first two days of this week we’ve had Alex Hunt MW overseeing the judging of our wine entrants from Australia. We managed to grab a few moments of his time to hear how judging has been going….   

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2022 Wine Judging - deliberations from our judges #8

This year was a first for the IWSC specially selected sparkling wine experts selected for two days of judging worldwide sparkling wines. We caught up with our newest Wine Judging Committee member and Master of Wine, Essi Avellan.

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2022 Wine Judging - deliberations from our judges #7

Kicking off the second week of judging we caught up with Ali Cooper MW to hear how the Italian wines judged at todays tastings faired.    “We had four Italian panels today and on the whole it was a happy days judging for our experts though perhaps one of the panels may have had a slightly less exciting day.  “A day for lots of good

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