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IWSC Supports M’Dala Trust
IWSC News

Sex 12 Ago 2011

IWSC Supports M’Dala Trust

Following the successful round of the 2011 judging of South African Wine entries (in Paarl), the Competition donates wine for the M’Dala Trust Fundraising Golf Day.   The M’dala Trust is an organization that provides regular and meaningful support to destitute or needy Zimbabwean pensioners resident in the Western Cape.   Leon Jacobs, Chairman of the M’Dala Trust, “I write on behalf of the Trustees

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Twenty-five livery companies come together for IWSC tasting
IWSC News

Seg 8 Ago 2011

Twenty-five livery companies come together for IWSC tasting

Twenty-five ancient City of London livery companies came together for a tasting of medal winners from the UK’s premier awards competition.   Hosted by David Sills, Master of the Worshipful Company of Distillers, a sell-out audience of 180 guests included Masters and a Prime Warden from City of London livery companies representing needlemakers, solicitors, fanmakers, wheelwrights, tax advisers, engineers and many others. Some 60 drinks

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Cooley seeks to use IWSC success to boost US sales
IWSC News

Ter 2 Ago 2011

Cooley seeks to use IWSC success to boost US sales

Ireland’s Cooley Distillery is looking to boost sales in the US following success at the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) in London, where their brands picked up eight gold medals.   “The Irish whiskey industry is in rude health. There are opportunities in many markets around the world where Irish whiskey exports are benefitting from the industry’s collective success but the US market in

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IWSC Spirits Results announced with entries up nearly 20%
IWSC News

Qua 20 Jul 2011

IWSC Spirits Results announced with entries up nearly 20%

The International Wine and Spirit Competitions’ 2011 Spirits results have been released with some surprising results this year following an increase in submissions across the board.   With products tasted completely blind, the Competition saw grape brandies entered by a total of 19 countries- a real justification of how international the Competition is.   Countries as diverse as England and China were awarded Silver medals,

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Wines of South Africa launch global wine workshops for UK trade
IWSC News

Seg 20 Jun 2011

Wines of South Africa launch global wine workshops for UK trade

The WOSA Wine Workshops are a new marketing concept for the South African wine industry. These international master classes presented in key export markets are taking place across the globe from May to July, with the UK leg of the seminar tour taking place at Vinopolis on Wednesday 29th June 2011.   The aim of the free workshops is to showcase the very best wines

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IWSC Judging: behind the scenes
IWSC News

Qui 16 Jun 2011

IWSC Judging: behind the scenes

Will Lowe - IWSC Associate Judge     June 14th was a date I'd been looking forward to in my diary for quite some time. My debut judging with the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) was doubly exciting for the fact it was for the Tequila category, a long standing favourite of mine.   Upon arrival my first impression was, to be honest, that

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Alpine Whisky Tasting: Whisky from a different Piste?
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Seg 13 Jun 2011

Alpine Whisky Tasting: Whisky from a different Piste?

Alpine Whisky Tasting: Whisky from a different Piste? Scotland and the US aren't the only places to find expertly made spirits! Arthur Nägele who works as the only WSET Certified Educator in Austria, eastern Switzerland and southern Germany guides us through a selection of artisanal spirits from his native alpine slopes. A must for whisky afficionados wanting to explore a growing drinks category.   Location:

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Daniel De Carteret wine maker at La Mare Wine Estate is celebrating Domaine De La Mare being awarded Bronze at the IWSC
IWSC News

Sex 10 Jun 2011

Daniel De Carteret wine maker at La Mare Wine Estate is celebrating Domaine De La Mare being awarded Bronze at the IWSC

Daniel De Carteret wine maker at La Mare Wine Estate is celebrating Domaine De La Mare being awarded Bronze at the IWSC International Wine and Spirit Competition.   The award is under strict judging criteria by the industries top international professionals.   Daniel says ‘This shows that through tireless dedication, passion and hard work great things can be achieved on good Jersey soil with sunshine,

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Champagne Besserat de Bellefon Cuvée des Moines scoops top award in the 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition
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Ter 7 Jun 2011

Champagne Besserat de Bellefon Cuvée des Moines scoops top award in the 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition

Lanson International, the “House of Brands” is delighted to announce that Champagne Besserat de Bellefon Cuvée des Moines Brut Millésime 2002 has for the first time been awarded Gold (Best in Class) in the 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC).   In addition to the success of the Cuvée des Moines wine, other winners in the IWSC include; Lanson Rose Label Brut Rosé NV

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IWSC winner has wine served at Buckingham Palace State Banquet to honour visiting President Obama
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Qui 26 Mai 2011

IWSC winner has wine served at Buckingham Palace State Banquet to honour visiting President Obama

English sparkling wine was put on an international stage at Buckingham Palace as Her Majesty The Queen served  Ridgeview Fitzrovia Sparkling Rosé 2004  at the state dinner to honour the visit of President Barack Obama. Ridgeview’s wine was served alongside a   Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2004 , Echezeaux Grand Cru 1990, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Vintage Rich 2002 and a menu of sole and

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