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LIWF Varietal of The Year Winners Announced!

New for 2015, this year we kicked off the first morning of the fair with  The London Wine Fair Varietal of the Year judging. Aside from the sipping, spitting and swirling, a quiet hum descended on the IWSC stand as our judges assessed  Syrahs  and  Gruner-Veltliners  from across the globe. Those passing by the stand were able to catch a sneak peek  behind the scenes 

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English Vines Bear Big Winning Wines

Today sees the announcement of the International Wine and Spirit Competition’s (IWSC) first Northern Hemisphere results of the year at the London Wine Fair, Olympia.  English wine entries have increased by 70% year on year and medals for home grown wines are up an impressive 63% from 2014, smashing records in the competition’s 46 year history.  This success is a tribute to the wines which

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The IWSC teams up with the London Wine Fair to judge the inaugural ‘Varietal of the Year’ Competition

The London Wine Fair and the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) have announced an exciting new awards programme taking place in conjunction with the London Wine Fair’s, Wine Grapes 2015 – Syrah & Grüner Veltliner exhibit.   For the first time ever, the London Wine Fair will be judging and awarding the best ‘Varietal of the Year’ using the world’s most rigorous and well-respected

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The International Wine & Spirit Competition opens nominations for the Blogger of the Year 2015, sponsored by Gonzalez Byass

The International Wine & Spirit Competition opens nominations for the Blogger of the Year 2015, sponsored by Gonzalez Byass With a closing deadline of May 6th, the International Wine & Spirit Competition’s (IWSC) has commenced their search for ‘Blogger of the Year.’ The IWSC has given the public the opportunity to nominate candidates for the award. Gonzalez Byass, the award sponsor, is one of the

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The International Wine and Spirit Competition Announces Two Winners for ‘Communicator of the Year 2015’

The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) has announced two winners for its ‘Communicator of the Year 2015’. For the first time in the history of the competition; the judges couldn’t separate two outstanding nominees, so the decision was taken to award the Communicator Trophy to both wine author and American restaurateur Joseph Bastianich and Australian wine author and presenter Tyson Stelzer.   Sponsored by

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Communicator of the Year Shortlist

The International Wine and Spirit Competition Announces the Shortlist for ‘Communicator of the Year 2015’     To coincide with Vinitaly 2015, the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) has announced the shortlist for its Communicator of the Year award.     The award, sponsored by Vinitaly was created to highlight an individual or organisation who demonstrates exceptional contribution to increasing awareness of wine and

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IWSC Launches the search for the Independent Retailer 2015

IWSC Launches Quest to find Independent Retailer of the Year    #IWSCBestIndie   To coincide with ProWein 2015, the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) have announced that nominations are open to find the UK’s best Independent Wine and Spirits Retailer. The Award, now in its seventh year, is sponsored by leading international wine and spirit exhibition ProWein and recognises the key role played by

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The IWSC Open Nominations for Communicator of the Year Award 2015 Sponsored by Vinitaly

The IWSC Open Nominations for Communicator of the Year Award 2015 Sponsored by Vinitaly   Today (28th January 2015) sees the launch of the International Wine & Spirit Competition’s (IWSC) quest to find the drinks industry's ‘Communicator of the Year’.   The award, sponsored by Vinitaly was created to highlight an individual who demonstrates exceptional contribution to increasing awareness of wine and spirits. Last year the

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‘Fizz & Chips’

‘Fizz & Chips’ Judges from the IWSC Share Top Tips VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC  Drinks experts from around the world who judge for the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC), have shared their top recommendations for everyday food and wine pairings. Highlights include partnering your fish and chips with a glass of champagne for the ultimate ‘Fizz & Chips’, but all of the experts agreed to

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The IWSC Announce 2014 Winners at 45th Anniversary Banquet

Last night (Wednesday 12th November) saw the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) celebrate its 45th awards presentation and banquet, held at the stunning Guildhall London.   The competition, widely acknowledged as the most prestigious and independent contest of its type in the world, announced the winners from this year’s competition. The rigorous judging lasts seven months, with tastings assessed by over 300 experts from

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