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Our 2022 Emerging Talent Awards are now open

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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

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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 adds new judging category for rosé wines

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IWSC adds new judging category for rosé wines

New for 2022, the IWSC is adding a seperate category for still rosé wine judging as this popular style continues to build its consumer following.

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IWSC announces developments as it continues to evolve its drinks awards

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IWSC announces developments as it continues to evolve its drinks awards

As its awards continue to evolve, the IWSC is delighted to announce the appointment of several industry renowned judges to oversee the panels of its new award categories.

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Gold medal winning vegan wines

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Gold medal winning vegan wines

With increasing numbers of consumers interested in a vegan lifestyle, or simply being more considered when selecting what they drink, the IWSC has highlighted its 2021 Gold Medal winning wines which have been finished using only vegan winemaking methods.

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In conversation with our 2022 Wine Communicator, Sarah Heller MW

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In conversation with our 2022 Wine Communicator, Sarah Heller MW

Following our announcement last week that our Wine Communicator trophy had been awarded to Sarah Heller MW, the IWSC caught up with Sarah to find out a bit more…

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Sarah Heller MW announced as IWSC's Wine Communicator of the Year

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Sarah Heller MW announced as IWSC's Wine Communicator of the Year

The IWSC is delighted to reveal that from an esteemed shortlist, our judges unanimously concluded that Sarah Heller MW be crowned our winner of the IWSC’s 2022 Wine Communicator of the Year.

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Castilla y León top-rated wines, recommended by expert tasters

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Castilla y León top-rated wines, recommended by expert tasters

IWSC judges Alistair Cooper MW, Simon Field MW, Pierre Mansour and Matteo Montone MS tasted their way through 75 wines from the Spanish region of Castilla y León in order to recommend this selection of top-rated wines.

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Wine Communicator 2022 shortlist

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Wine Communicator 2022 shortlist

The IWSC Wine Communicator 2022 - sponsored by Veronafiere - aims to recognise an individual who is making an exceptional contribution towards promoting wine to a consumer audience. The 2022 shortlist is announced...

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2021 Wine Trophy winners announced

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2021 Wine Trophy winners announced

Following our Northern Hemisphere wine judging back in May, our expert judges came together again in October to judge our Southern Hemisphere wines and award our 2021 wine trophies

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