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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

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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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“Some of the most discerning and demanding palates in the spirits industry can be found at the IWSC’s judging sessions, so achieving any kind of medal is no mean feat!”

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Guy Hodcroft  /  Bordeaux Index  /  

"One of the biggest successes we can point to off the back of our IWSC awards, are the largescale customers we have won as a direct result of the award."

John Hall  /  Trevethan Distillery  /  2021 UK Gin Producer Trophy

"In a competition where the bar is high – the IWSC wine judging process is fair but demanding so achieving a medal is meaningful."

Rebecca Palmer  /  Corney & Barrow  /  

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Who we are

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.

2022 Awards Dinner & Industry Celebration

IWSC news

2022 Awards Dinner & Industry Celebration

The IWSC is looking forward to welcoming guests to its 2022 Awards Dinner & Industry Celebration at London's iconic Roundhouse.

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2022 Awards Dinner: Award Presentation Schedule

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2022 Awards Dinner: Award Presentation Schedule

Discover the trophies to be presented on Thursday 29 September at the IWSC's Awards Dinner & Industry Celebration...

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Georgia's new amber wave

Wine news

Georgia's new amber wave

The IWSC is delighted to be visiting Georgia this October to judge its local wines ‘in situ’. Ahead of the visit, we will be sharing some content written by Judging Committee member, and Master of Wine, Sarah Abbott.

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IWSC to take its global awards to Georgia

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IWSC to take its global awards to Georgia

The IWSC has announced it will be taking its globally respected wine awards to Georgia this October. Following its successful local judging in South Africa and Conegliano-Valdobbiadene earlier this summer, the IWSC is now inviting producers in Georgia to enter its awards.

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Tim Blake - Spirits Judges' Top Picks

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Tim Blake - Spirits Judges' Top Picks

Discover the top spirits our judges rated the highest at our recent judging...here we discover what Tim Blake, Co-Founder of Crossip Drinks marked as his top picks.

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IWSC announces shortlist for 2023 Wine Communicator Trophy

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IWSC announces shortlist for 2023 Wine Communicator Trophy

The IWSC is delighted to share the shortlist for its 2023 Wine Communicator Trophy.

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IWSC announces shortlist for 2023 Spirits Communicator Trophy

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IWSC announces shortlist for 2023 Spirits Communicator Trophy

The IWSC is delighted to share the shortlist for its 2023 Spirits Communicator Trophy.

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IWSC unveils the winners of the Contemporary Design, Eco-friendly packaging, and Gift pack categories for its 2022 Design Awards

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IWSC unveils the winners of the Contemporary Design, Eco-friendly packaging, and Gift pack categories for its 2022 Design Awards

Following the recent judging of our 2022 Design Awards, the IWSC is delighted to share the winners of this year’s awards, as well as the designs which were highly commended by our panel of judges.

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29 - 30 September

IWSC Awards Dinner & Industry Celebration

The Roundhouse, London

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05 - 05 October

IWSC 2023 Awards Open

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09 February

2023 Spirits (& Mixer) Awards

31 March

2023 Wine (& Sake) Awards