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Everything you need to know to break into the Chinese wine market

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" Wine awards are super important. You’re judged at a similar level to other wines and to come out on top means that people trust what you’re doing. "

Tamara Roberts  /  Ridgeview Wine Estate, UK  /  IWSC President 2020

" IWSC not only heavily influences our buying decisions, but makes decisions easier. If you’ve tried a good wine, of course you’re going to buy it. "

Stefan Neumann MS  /  Dinner by Heston Blumenthal  /  Judge

" This award will help my business a lot. I’m an export producer, so I sell more than one third in export markets, and IWSC is well-known around the world. "

Rudi Rabl  /  Weingut Rabl, Austria  /  White Wine Producer 2019

" I like the breadth that IWSC offers. No longer are we just focusing on the major players, we’re looking at new regions where wine can be great. "

Madeline Puckette  /  Wine Folly, USA  /  Wine Communicator 2019

" IWSC has been there for 50 years, so it’s the main recognition in the wine industry, and everyone knows it. Our award will help the business for sure. "

Gaelle Goossens  /  Champagne Veuve Clicquot, France  /  Sparkling Wine Producer 2019

Why choose the IWSC

Why choose the IWSC

How to enter

How to enter

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Promote your results

Your wines, centre stage

By entering the IWSC, we guarantee to get your wines noticed worldwide

Whether you're looking for exposure to decision-makers, expert feedback, testing the market, brand awareness or increasing sales - the International Wine & Spirit Competition is here to help. Through our tasting events and year-round marketing campaigns, we give you the opportunity to engage with leading sommeliers, buyers for both the on-trade and off-trade, consumers and influencers. Enter the IWSC to get your wines noticed.

IWSC Market Insight: the Chinese wine market

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IWSC Market Insight: the Chinese wine market

We examine how the Chinese wine market works and how you can get into it

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Gewurztraminer Trophy winner: La Cave des Vignerons de Pfaffenheim

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Gewurztraminer Trophy winner: La Cave des Vignerons de Pfaffenheim

One of the finest practitioners of Gewurztraminer is La Cave des Vignerons de Pfaffenheim, a collection of nearly 200 growers and small estates who between them produce 2.5 million bottles each year

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IWSC Trophy winner: Castelli Estate Il Liris Chardonnay 2018

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IWSC Trophy winner: Castelli Estate Il Liris Chardonnay 2018

From humble beginnings, the Castelli family now makes a large range of wines in Western Australia, three of which are IWSC medal winners, but the pick of the bunch is Castelli Estate Il Liris Chardonnay 2018

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IWSC Trophy winner: Sogrape Vinhos Ferreira Quinta Do Porto Vintage 2017

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IWSC Trophy winner: Sogrape Vinhos Ferreira Quinta Do Porto Vintage 2017

Luís Sottomayor has been at the helm at major port houses since 2003, and has won countless awards. He tells us his approach to winemaking and how he came to be involved in the wine business

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Top 15 Chardonnay from the IWSC 2020

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Top 15 Chardonnay from the IWSC 2020

Perhaps the most famous grape variety of them all, there are very few wine regions where Chardonnay’s presence has not been not felt. Here are 15 of the best Chardonnays from around the world

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The IWSC Northern Hemisphere results are out

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The IWSC Northern Hemisphere results are out

3,400 medals have been awarded to wines from 39 different countries as the IWSC 2021 Northern Hemisphere results are released

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Top Canadian red wines

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Top Canadian red wines

Canada may get plenty of coverage for its sparkling and icewines, but its reds are gaining ground every day

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Top 10 Canadian white wines

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Top 10 Canadian white wines

Canadian wine has made dramatic strides in the past few decades, and the country's cool climate makes it ideal for white varieties such as Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling. View the top-rated bottles here

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