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Why a Yorkshire brewery began producing China's national drink
The Yorkshire Post

Ter 21 Mai 2019

Why a Yorkshire brewery began producing China's national drink

Baijiu’s star seems to be rising in the West. Last year, the Surrey-based IWSC (International Wine & Spirit Competition) named baijiu as one of the hottest drinks trends of 2019.

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It's a gin RAINBOW! Our favourite colourful gins for 2019
Delicious Magazine

Dom 19 Mai 2019

It's a gin RAINBOW! Our favourite colourful gins for 2019

Awarded silver in the International Wine & Spirit competition, Lidl’s gin – with fresh citrus and green herbaceous notes – has proved to be a hit with customers.

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Royal Visit to Ridgeview
Ridgeview

Sex 17 Mai 2019

Royal Visit to Ridgeview

Ridgeview were delighted to welcome the Duchess of Cornwall for a tour of their Estate, whilst on her Royal visit to the county of East Sussex, especially to celebrate their recent success of being crowned ‘Best International Winemaker’ in the International Wine and Spirit Competition.

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Sussex wine estate visit brings back memories for the Duchess of Cornwall
West Sussex County Times

Sex 17 Mai 2019

Sussex wine estate visit brings back memories for the Duchess of Cornwall

Ridgeview, established by the Roberts family, are known as leaders in the English sparking wine industry and were recently crowned ‘Best International Winemaker’ at the International Wine and Spirit Competition.

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England Distilled, Iceland chilled: the story of Martin Miller’s Gin
The AU Review

Qui 16 Mai 2019

England Distilled, Iceland chilled: the story of Martin Miller’s Gin

With more gold and platinum medals won in the last 10 years than any other gin is a clear indicator that Martin Miller’s modern gin movement at the four most respected competitions; The World Spirits Awards, San Francisco World Spirits Competition, ISC and IWSC.

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IWSC Announces Premium Bartop Producer, Talis as Official Sponsor of the Armagnac Award
European Sponsorship Association

Ter 14 Mai 2019

IWSC Announces Premium Bartop Producer, Talis as Official Sponsor of the Armagnac Award

A high performing bartop for luxury wines and spirits brands, Talis by Cork Supply has been announced as an official sponsor of the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC).

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Local winemaker shortlisted for international wine award
Wanaka Sun

Qui 9 Mai 2019

Local winemaker shortlisted for international wine award

A key player in the Central Otago fine wine industry has been listed as a finalist for the new and prestigious international ‘Future 50’ awards.

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12 best English sparkling wines to drink this summer
Independent

Qua 8 Mai 2019

12 best English sparkling wines to drink this summer

From the winners of the coveted Winemaker of the Year title in 2018’s International Wine & Spirit Competition comes a beautifully balanced but vibrant blend of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier.

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The Perfect Rums For Summer Sipping And Cocktails
Forbes

Seg 6 Mai 2019

The Perfect Rums For Summer Sipping And Cocktails

There are lots of great rums on the market and I’ve covered many of them over the years here at Forbes. But in my new quest for simplicity, I’ll distill the process of shopping for rum into just three words: Flor De Cana. In 2017 they were named Global Rum Producer of the Year by the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London, one of the most prestigious such groups with more than 400 judges from around the world.

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Distillery stories: Kavalan, made in Taiwan
Great Drams

Qui 2 Mai 2019

Distillery stories: Kavalan, made in Taiwan

From the International Wine & Spirit Competition, to the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Kavalan has taken the world by storm, winning gold and silver all over the place.

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Merger promises new 'big data era' for the wine industry
Drinks Business

Qua 1 Mai 2019

Merger promises new 'big data era' for the wine industry

One of the US’s most popular consumer sites, Wine Folly, has merged with the Global Wine Database (GWDB) and unveiled plans to make big data about wine accessible to the industry. Wine Folly has been recognised by the International Wine and Spirit Competition twice, with Puckette winning IWSC Wine Blogger of the Year in 2013 and being named as this year’s IWSC Wine Communicator of the Year, revealed last month.

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In Good Spirits
Aspect County

Sex 26 Abr 2019

In Good Spirits

Increased demand for the aromatic drink has meant that some longer-distance deliveries across East and West Sussex have to be made by van now. Stockists include selected southern branches of Waitrose, Harvey Nichols, Majestic Wines, Fortnum & Mason and Marks & Spencer, a level of success that recognises the spirit’s award-winning credentials. In 2018 accolades included silver at the International Wine & Spirit Competition.

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West Cork Distillers: A distillery built on friendly foundations
Irish Examiner

Sex 26 Abr 2019

West Cork Distillers: A distillery built on friendly foundations

Amongst the recent awards won by the company are: Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards 2018; International Wine & Spirits Competition 2018; and the International Spirits Challenge Winners 2018.

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Britons drank record amount of homegrown sparkling wine in 2018
The Guardian

Ter 23 Abr 2019

Britons drank record amount of homegrown sparkling wine in 2018

In a major boost for producers, the Ridgeview estate in Sussex was last November named the world’s best winemaker in the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018. This was the first time in the competition’s 49-year history that the award has been presented to an English producer.

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The Best Tequilas You Can Buy for Under $30
Thrillist

Seg 22 Abr 2019

The Best Tequilas You Can Buy for Under $30

Smooth and balanced with a soft mouthfeel and zesty bouquet, Espolon blanco tequila is a multi-award winner -- it took home medals at both the San Francisco World Spirits Awards and the International Wine & Spirits Competition in 2016.

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Cask 88 launch second whisky in Scottish Folklore Series
The Edinburgh Reporter

Qui 18 Abr 2019

Cask 88 launch second whisky in Scottish Folklore Series

The first in the series was a 45-year-old Ben Nevis 1972 Single Malt (70cl; 43.2% ABV; £650 RRP), Cù-Sìth. It won gold medals at the 2018 International Wine and Spirits Competition in the Highland Single Malt 30-45 Year Old category.

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Edinburgh whisky company reveals new expression and a chance to buy an extremely rare single malt
Scotsman Food & Drink

Qui 18 Abr 2019

Edinburgh whisky company reveals new expression and a chance to buy an extremely rare single malt

The Ben Nevis 1972 Single Malt (70cl; 43.2% ABV; £650 RRP): Cù-Sìth picked up gold medals at the 2018 International Wine and Spirits Competition and features a design inspired by the Cù-Sìth, a terrifying large hound, with a murderous bark, said to stalk the Highlands of Scotland.

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Love Drinks Secures Brighton Gin UK Distribution
Love Drinks

Qua 10 Abr 2019

Love Drinks Secures Brighton Gin UK Distribution

In just over 4 years, the brand has already collected many awards including 2018 International Wine & Spirits Award – Gold Medal for Brighton Gin’s artwork and bottle design.

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Asda has announced a huge sale on wine and champagne – but you’ll have to be quick!
Good to Know

Ter 9 Abr 2019

Asda has announced a huge sale on wine and champagne – but you’ll have to be quick!

Red wine fans will love Asda’s Extra Special Yarra Valley Pinot Noir, usually £9. Just right for Easter lunch, it’s won Decanter and IWSC awards.

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Gorilla Spirits Gin to relocate to bigger site
Daily Echo

Qua 3 Abr 2019

Gorilla Spirits Gin to relocate to bigger site

Gorilla Spirits Co. donates £1 to gorilla conservation for every bottle it sells and every one of its current products have been awarded medals at the International Wine & Spirit Competition.

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