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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 will be bringing its international awards to Argentina

Following the success of the IWSC’s recent judging visits to South Africa and Georgia, in July, the IWSC is bringing its awards to Argentina.

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IWSC Market Insight: sustainable spirits packaging

Spirits packaging has long been about more than mere function. Bombay Sapphire’s revolutionary blue bottle, launched in the 1980s, not only made the brand instantly recognisable across back bars and supermarket shelves - and cemented its premium position - but also helped reinvigorate the entire gin category.

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Interview with Hemil Haria - IWSC 2022 Emerging Talent in Spirits Winner

As the deadline for our Emerging Talent Awards approaches (27th January), we caught up with Hemil Haria – winner of the IWSC 2022 Emerging Talent in Spirits Trophy, sponsored by Whyte & Mackay.In this interview, we discuss Hemil’s visit to Scotland for an immersive tour of Whyte & Mackay distilleries as well as his future ambitions and advice for aspiring Emerging Talent winners.

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IWSC Market Insight: future-proofing the wine category for Gen Z and Millennial drinkers

New research commissioned by Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris into inter-generational wine consumption highlights a stark shift in consumer behaviour. Cat Lomax shares some insight into the trends we should expect to see in the coming years...

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Zero Compromise

For over 30 years BevZero has blazed a trail in the ‘nolo’ sphere. We caught up with its business development director, Irem Eren, to find out how the market-leading company is fine-tuning its offering to cater to an ever-growing global audience  Driven by the health and wellness movement, the ‘no and low’ alcohol category is big business now, and is poised for significant growth in

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Four Pillars was the winner of the IWSC’s inaugural Green Spirits Trophy, discover what gave them the edge for this new award…

As the IWSC opens its sustainability trophies for 2023 entries, we hear from our 2022 winner, Australia’s Four Pillars Distillery.

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Fighting talk: Introducing the IWSC’s Industry Champion for 2023

Evolving the role of President which the IWSC has been awarding to a member of the global drinks trade since 1976, Richard Seale has accepted the title of the IWSC’s 2023 Industry Champion.

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Emerging Talent: Daniel Stojcic

As the IWSC opens the Emerging Talent Awards for another year, we catch up with some of our 2022 winners to find out what they’ve been up to and for them to share a bit of advice for aspiring Emerging Talent winners.

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Emerging Talent: Irem Eren

As the IWSC opens the Emerging Talent Awards for another year, we catch up with some of our 2022 winners to find out what they’ve been up to and for them to share a bit of advice for aspiring Emerging Talent winners.

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IWSC Market Insight: A deep dive into the ‘nolo’ category

The ‘nolo’ sector has come a long way since Ben Branson launched Seedlip in 2015. Lucy Shaw takes a deep dive into the category to sniff out the latest trends, see where it’s headed, and find out whether functionality will be key to its continued success

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