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The Virtues of Uncommon Provenance
IWSC News

Seg 18 Jun 2012

The Virtues of Uncommon Provenance

If you think all good whisky comes from Scotland or all worthwhile rum from the Caribbean, you’re in for a big surprise says BRIAN NOONE. Unusual provenance is the story in spirits – and many of the new creations may well be better than the originals   In March, the world’s top award for single malt whisky went to the  Yamazaki 25 Year Old ,

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IWSC Hits Record Number of Northern Hemisphere Wine Entries
IWSC News

Ter 22 Mai 2012

IWSC Hits Record Number of Northern Hemisphere Wine Entries

2012 has seen the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) receive its highest ever number of Northern Hemisphere wine entries.   The Competition has seen an increase in entries year on year, with 2012 seeing France scoop the most awards at the prestigious wine and spirit competition.   Old world countries dominated; France’s 827 medals were made up of four ‘Gold Outstanding’, 31 Gold medals,

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Award winning wines to be presented to Argentine Ambassador on occasion of London Wine Fair
IWSC News

Sex 18 Mai 2012

Award winning wines to be presented to Argentine Ambassador on occasion of London Wine Fair

Argentine wines that had been given awards at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) will be recognised at a reception offered by Alicia Castro, Argentine Ambassador to the UK, to the wineries participating at the London International Wine Fair.   At the event, that will take place on Tuesday 22nd just after the fair’s opening, Ambassador Castro will address top producers of wine, importers,

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Spirito di Vino becomes IWSC Italian media partner
IWSC News

Sex 11 Mai 2012

Spirito di Vino becomes IWSC Italian media partner

The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) are pleased to announce that Spirito diVino has become their Official Italian Media Partner.   Providing coverage regionally and nationally, the programme sees Spirito diVino support the IWSC by promoting the Competition and its medal winners at key points throughout the year.   Franz Botrè, Editor and Publisher of Spirito diVino commented: “The prestige and respect of the

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Food and Wine matching session to be hosted by Ewan Lacey at the London International Wine Fair
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Qua 9 Mai 2012

Food and Wine matching session to be hosted by Ewan Lacey at the London International Wine Fair

The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) will host a unique food and wine matching session presented by Ewan Lacey (as seen on Channel 4’s Cookery School) at this years London International Wine Fair.   The tasting, which takes place at 14:00 on Thursday 24th May (Stand G25), will see a number of IWSC medal winning wines matched with popular foods and flavours including olives,

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IWSC celebrates third successful US tasting
IWSC News

Seg 23 Abr 2012

IWSC celebrates third successful US tasting

Leading American sommeliers, winegrowers and buyers were among the  judges  at the International Wine and Spirit Competition’s third US tasting.   Following the well-attended event, at California’s Culinary Institute of America, winning wines are awaiting shipment to the UK for expert  chemical analysis .   IWSC’s Managing Director, Allen Gibbons said: “We’ve been judging US wines in California for the past three years and have

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Global wine legend awarded prestigious IWSC title - 2012
IWSC News

Seg 26 Mar 2012

Global wine legend awarded prestigious IWSC title - 2012

THE International Wine and Spirit Competition’s coveted ‘Communicator of the Year’, backed by Veronafiere, has been awarded to one of America’s greatest living sommeliers, who is also the star of a cult film devoted to wine.   Charlie Arturaola, voted ‘one of the best 10 palates in the United States’ by the American Sommelier Association beat off competition from around the world to win the

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IWSC Gold Best in Class winner to be served at exciting Spanish Art event in London
IWSC News

Sex 23 Mar 2012

IWSC Gold Best in Class winner to be served at exciting Spanish Art event in London

Bodegas Ignacio Marin’s Gold Best in Class winning  Marin Old Vine Garnacha 2008  will be served at a live painting event performed by exciting Spanish artist, Xavier González d’Ègara.   The medal winner from the 2011 Competition will available at the Imitate Modern Gallery in London on Friday 23rd March, which will see González d’Ègara (introduced by BBC’s Robert Elms) produce a live art piece

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IWSC launches ‘Blogger of the Year’ Award at ProWein
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Seg 5 Mar 2012

IWSC launches ‘Blogger of the Year’ Award at ProWein

The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) has launched a new award to recognise an individual who has utilised a blog in promoting and increasing public awareness and interest in wines and/or spirits, in the last 12 months.   Sponsored by Gonzalez Byass, the award was launched at ProWein 2012 and will see judges comprising of key wine and spirit trade personalities, brand owners with

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