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Celebrate Burns’ Night with these awarding-winning single malts
IWSC News

Qua 9 Jan 2013

Celebrate Burns’ Night with these awarding-winning single malts

Celebrate Burns’ Night with these awarding-winning single malts Toast Alloway’s most famous son this January 25th with these award-winning single malts from the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) ranging from £5,000 to £42.    The Singleton of Glen Ord Single Malt Scotch Whisky 15 Year Old (Diageo Brands BV) £54, scooped the trophy for the best single malt 18 years and under.   While

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International and home-grown talent recognised at IWSC banquet
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Qui 22 Nov 2012

International and home-grown talent recognised at IWSC banquet

Last week – November 14th - saw some of the most prestigious names in the wine and spirit industry convene for the International Wine and Spirit Competition's (IWSC's) annual banquet, which was held at London's Guildhall. Over 450 people from the industry attended the event and had the chance to taste the   IWSC's   award-winning wines. The trophies for this year's competition were, as always, split

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Wine writers share prestigious ‘Blogger of the Year’ award
IWSC News

Ter 20 Nov 2012

Wine writers share prestigious ‘Blogger of the Year’ award

AN international award to celebrate the world’s best wine bloggers has gone to two prolific and highly-entertaining writers: ‘the Wine Anorak’ – Jamie Goode, and Helen McGinn from the ‘Knackered Mother’s Wine Club’. When the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) launched ‘Blogger of the Year’  for wine and spirit bloggers, sponsored by González Byass, it was inundated with entrants from around the world including

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Scottish distiller scoops one of the biggest prizes in the drinks world
IWSC News

Ter 20 Nov 2012

Scottish distiller scoops one of the biggest prizes in the drinks world

Scottish distiller Glenmorangie has been crowned ‘Distiller of the Year’ – one of the most prestigious titles in drinks business – by the International Wine and Sprit Competition (IWSC). The trophy, presented at the IWSC’s annual banquet in London’s historic Guildhall last night <November 14>, was awarded to the distiller which demonstrated the highest qualities in a range of spirits. The title is the latest

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Tesco and Waitrose’s wine and spirit buying teams win coveted awards
IWSC News

Ter 20 Nov 2012

Tesco and Waitrose’s wine and spirit buying teams win coveted awards

 THE wine and spirit buying teams of Tesco and Waitrose respectively have been awarded the highest industry accolades by the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). Tesco’s wine-buying team, headed by Laura Jewell MW, James Griswood and Graham Nash, scooped ‘Retail Wine Buyer of the Year’ with judges praising its ability to react to key emerging wine trends to  ‘please possibly the broadest customer spectrum

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The Glenmorangie Company is named World’s Best Distiller
IWSC News

Ter 20 Nov 2012

The Glenmorangie Company is named World’s Best Distiller

Iconic Scottish whisky is crowned 2012 Distiller of the Year at the ‘Oscars’ of the wines & spirits industry The Glenmorangie Company is also named UK Spirits Producer of the Year for second year running.   The Glenmorangie Company was the toast of the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) this week after being named 2012 Distiller of the Year. Glenmorangie was first named

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Bolney best UK producer
IWSC News

Qui 15 Nov 2012

Bolney best UK producer

Sussex vineyard crowned UK’s best at the ‘Oscars’ of the drinks world A family-run vineyard in Sussex has been awarded ‘UK Wine Producer of the Year’ by the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). It’s the first time Bolney Wine Estate has won the prestigious title and comes after the estate’s sparkling Blanc De Blanc 2007 beat some of the biggest names in wine to

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Waitrose crowned ‘Retailer of the Year’ at drinks industry ‘Oscars’
IWSC News

Qui 15 Nov 2012

Waitrose crowned ‘Retailer of the Year’ at drinks industry ‘Oscars’

FOR the second year running, Waitrose has been awarded the prestigious title ‘Retailer of the Year’ by the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). Sponsored by leading independent wine importer PLB, the title celebrates innovation in retailing wines and spirits, as well as the quality of the supermarket’s range. The supermarket, which has won the title three times overall, triumphed over a shortlist including Aldi

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Award-winning Australian vineyard crowned ‘Winemaker of the Year’
IWSC News

Qui 15 Nov 2012

Award-winning Australian vineyard crowned ‘Winemaker of the Year’

FOR the third time in four years, Australian winery McGuigan Wines has won the prestigious title ‘Winemaker of the Year’ at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). The trophy, presented at the IWSC’s annual banquet in London’s historic Guildhall last night <November 14>, was awarded to the winemaker whose entries achieved the highest competition results. As well as being awarded the title ‘Australian Winemaker of

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The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) has released the much anticipated Southern Hemisphere wine results.
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Seg 29 Out 2012

The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) has released the much anticipated Southern Hemisphere wine results.

Australia exceeded their 2011 media count at this year’s competition winning a total of 714 medals including a remarkable 61 gold outstanding and gold medals. The country also won four product trophies for Semillon, Shiraz, Fortified Wine (Worldwide) and The London International Wine Fair Trophy for Single Vineyard Red Wine. South Africa continued their success from 2011 scooping 642 medals this year, comprising 14 gold

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