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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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Spirit Communicator of the Year nominee: Eric Zandona

Eric Zandona, director of spirits information at the American Distilling Institute (ADI), has turned his fascination with spirits into a successful career

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Spirit Communicator of the Year nominee: Tom Sandham

Tom Sandham is the co-creator of the Thinking Drinkers, a company specialising in drinks communication that has bridged the gap between tasting and entertainment

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Spirit Communicator of the Year nominee: Davin de Kergommeaux

Canadian Whisky Awards founder Davin de Kergommeaux has been writing and teaching about whisky for two decades

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Spirit Communicator of the Year nominee: Amanda Victoria

Amanda Victoria, communications and business development director at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, is the IWSC’s first nominee for Spirit Communicator of the Year 2018

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Shortlist announced for Spirit Communicator of the Year 2018

Four stars of the spirits industry have been chosen to go forward to the shortlist of the IWSC’s prestigious Spirit Communicator of the Year award

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IWSC announced as official CapeWine sponsor

The IWSC has today been announced as an official sponsor of CapeWine, the leading international trade show for South African wine

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Vivino to sponsor new IWSC trophy championing winery innovation

The new Winery Innovator Trophy will be awarded to a winery that uses innovative techniques to ensure more people have access to amazing wines

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Emma Lang joins IWSC as China Commercial Manager

Emma Lang will be responsible for driving sales from Chinese wineries and Baijiu distilleries

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South African entries to be judged in central Cape Town

Entry is now quicker and easier for South African winemakers, as judging sessions and consumer tastings will be held at The Vineyard Hotel, Cape Town

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IWSC 2018 winners celebrated at London Wine Fair

Some 30 producers were presented with certificates at the London Wine Fair, where winning wines were celebrated in exclusive tastings and masterclasses

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