GREEN WINE INITIATIVE AWARD

New Green Wine Initiative accolade for wine producers

New Green Wine Initiative accolade for wine producers DISCOVER MORE

SPIRITS AWARDS

Our 2022 Spirits results are available now

Our 2022 Spirits results are available now DISCOVER MORE

" 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

" 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

" When we’re talking to new partners, having this award to say that our spirits are great quality makes a difference when at the negotiation table. "

Nick Ravenhall  /  ATOM Brands, UK  /  UK Gin Producer 2019

" There are a lot of spirits competitions out there these days. Pretty soon we might even need a competition for the best competitions! If ever such a day arrived, it’s a safe bet that the IWSC would take home a 'double gold'. "

Brad Japhe  /  Forbes  /  Read more

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An IWSC accolade is one of the key pieces of getting your name out there, to actually tell people not only that you exist but also that you have quality, that you are a great product.

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Billy Abbott  /  The Whisky Exchange  /  2022 Spirits Communicator of the Year, shortlist

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Having celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019, the IWSC remains as relevant today as it did when wine chemist Anton Massel founded the original format back in 1969

When Massel created the International Wine & Spirit Competition, his aim – as it remains to this day – was to reward excellence in drinks worldwide, ensuring recognition for the very best wines and spirits. The IWSC is proud to set the international benchmark for quality, standing out in the crowded world of drinks awards with hundreds of global experts – including buyers, producers, distillers, sommeliers, distributors and influencers – judging wines and spirits throughout the year.

 The IWSC announces new Green Wine Initiative accolade

Wine news

The IWSC announces new Green Wine Initiative accolade

Ahead of the launch of Green Wine Future’s 2022 conference, the IWSC, together with Green Wine Future, is proud to share news of a new international sustainability accolade.

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Gin award winners joining Junipalooza

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Gin award winners joining Junipalooza

With just under one month until Spirits Kiosk’s celebration of all things gin -  Junipalooza - the IWSC is delighted to highlight some medal winners from its 2022 spirits judging confirmed for the event.

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2022 Wine Judging - deliberations from our judges #14

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2022 Wine Judging - deliberations from our judges #14

Wrapping up our final day of judging, Sarah Abbott MW was overseeing the wines from emerging regions and smaller wine producing regions. She shares her thoughts on the last day of tasting:

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2022 Wine Judging - deliberations from our judges #13

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2022 Wine Judging - deliberations from our judges #13

Joining us today to oversee the  panels tasting wines from Spain and Portugal, we caught up with Master of Wine and IWSC Wine Judging Committee member, Mick O'Connell.

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2022 Wine Judging - deliberations from our judges #12

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2022 Wine Judging - deliberations from our judges #12

Overseeing the judging of Italian wines today we hear from Alistair Cooper MW about how the day has gone.

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2022 Wine Judging - deliberations from our judges #11

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2022 Wine Judging - deliberations from our judges #11

Wrapping up our sparkling wine tastings for the week, we hear again from Essi Avellan MW who was overseeing the panels for this category.

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2022 Wine Judging - deliberations from our judges #10

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2022 Wine Judging - deliberations from our judges #10

After a few days away, he’s back. Overseeing our New Zealand judging, we hear from Dirceu Vianna Junior MW on how the day panned out…

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2022 Wine Judging - deliberations from our judges #9

Wine news

2022 Wine Judging - deliberations from our judges #9

For the first two days of this week we’ve had Alex Hunt MW overseeing the judging of our wine entrants from Australia. We managed to grab a few moments of his time to hear how judging has been going….   

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02 June

South Africa (still red & white wines, judging in Paarl, South Africa)

19 August

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