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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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IWSC Appoints New Sales Manager

IWSC Appoints New Sales Manager   The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) has announced the appointment of Eduardo Flores to the role of sales manager.   Eduardo has a wealth of experience in marketing and business development. He joins from Decanter where he managed a sales portfolio of over 2000 wine producers across 18 countries.   Eduardo Flores said, “I am thrilled to be

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2014 A Year in Wine and Spirit

2014 A Year in Wine and Spirit   The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) has announced its 2014 drink predictions from General Manager Ewan Lacey.   SOPHISTICATION ·         With the guidance and growth of voices such as the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) consumers can start to demystify wine and move towards good quality wines, not just cheap ones.  IWSC Gold Award winning

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A Vintage Year For England

International Wine & Spirit Competition announces 2013 Winners A Vintage Year for England The  International Wine and Spirit Competition  (IWSC) widely acknowledged as the most prestigious and independent contest of its type in the world, has announced the winners from its rigorous judging: the tastings last seven months with over  300 judges  from 30 countries. The winners were announced at last night’s awards ceremony held

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New World triumphs once again in the International Wine & Spirit Competition’s wine trophy line up.

New World wines dominated trophy results, released today from the International Wine & Spirit Competition. Australia claimed 7 of the 24 coveted trophies, while New World wines overall accounted for 15. Wolf Blass picked up three trophies alone, while Champagne Piper-Heidsieck also found multiple success. The French Champagne house picked up both the Vintage Champagne Trophy and the Special Edition Champagne Trophy. The judges noted

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New Zealand and Australia impress in this year’s IWSC results

New World Wines scored highly in this year’s International Wine & Spirit Competition with Australia and New Zealand, no exception, 10 trophies were awarded in total to the Australasian contenders. Judges awarded medals to a huge variety of styles recognising the diversity of winemaking in these regions.  Australia yielded a mix of larger, established wineries alongside smaller boutique wineries. Bethany Wines, a family winery from

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2013 Winners Announced

South Africa excelled with 39 gold and gold outstanding medal winners. Results from Chile and Argentina were strong and consistent; however, the lack of gold medal winners reflected the testing, uneven vintages winemakers have had to contend with in recent years. Ewan Lacey, General Manager of the IWSC said, ‘Our judges have been assessing wines since July and we have had to race to process

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Five have been shortlisted for the chance to be crowned best Blogger

Five have been shortlisted for the chance to be crowned best Blogger This week <9 th  September> sees the announcement of the shortlist for the IWSCs Wine & Spirit Blogger of the Year Award, sponsored by González Byass. The IWSC Wine & Spirit Blogger of the Year was designed to award a journalist or commentator working in the social media arena who not only has

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#iwscbestindie Shortlist Announced

Today ,<30 th  Aug>sees the announcement of the shortlist for the IWSC Independent Retailer of the Year Award sponsored by PLB. Customer votes are now closed, and we can reveal the six top scoring Indies to be put forward for judging. The lucky retailers are; Master of Malt Reserve Wines Highbury Vintners Direct Wine Shipments Butlers Wine Cellar JN Wines Retailers are judged on the

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The International Wine and Spirit Competition announces the shortlist for the ‘Julian Brind Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Wine Industry 2013’

The shortlist has been announced for the 2013 Julian Brind Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Wine Industry. The award, sponsored by Waitrose was created in 2012 to highlight an individual who demonstrates they have dedication to the industry and passion for real wine. Those shortlisted are Julia Harding MW (Jancis Robinson), Catherine Monahan (Winestars World), Julia Stafford (Wine Pantry) and Xavier Rousset (Master

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#IWSCbestindie nominations announced - Consumer voting begins

THIS week sees the opening of consumer voting for the International Wine and Spirit Competition’s (IWSC) Independent Retailer of the Year Award. Nominations are in, and now it is time for the public to take charge and vote for their favourite wine and spirit merchant from those who nominated themselves as one of the very best. Votes are now open to the public and should

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