The Buyer

IWSC 2019: Canada, China & England shine in awards

The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) has kicked off its 50th year anniversary by announcing the medal winners from the northern hemisphere at this week’s London Wine Fair.

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European Sponsorship Association

Riedel announced as official sponsor of the IWSC Wine Importer of the Year award

As exclusive glassware partner of the IWSC, Riedel has also been announced as official sponsor of the Wine Importer of the Year award.

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The Yorkshire Post

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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Delicious Magazine

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 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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The AU Review

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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European Sponsorship Association

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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Wanaka Sun

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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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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Great Drams

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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Drinks Business

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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Aspect County

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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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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The Edinburgh Reporter

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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Scotsman Food & Drink

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

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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Wine Folly

A Personal Note From Our Co-Founder, Madeline Puckette (That’s Me!)

I was just awarded Wine Communicator of the Year by International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). Whooooa!

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Crushing on Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc

The Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2016 received the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition’s 2018 Chenin Blanc Trophy – beating all other Chenin Blanc wines entered into this competition to be crowned the world’s best.

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Anglia Farmer

Arable growers seize grape opportunity

A new vineyard is sure to be an attraction when Stuart Scarff and his family welcome the public to Open Farm Sunday on 9 June. At last year’s event more than 600 people visited their Suffolk farm at Combs, Stowmarket.

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Harper's Bazaar

A new wine-gin hybrid has launched just in time for spring

Chapel Down's gin follows the launch of its bacchus gin and chardonnay vodka in November 2017. Last year, its single vineyard estate Kit’s Coty triumphed at the 2018 International Wine & Spirits Competition, winning Gold Outstanding.

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