ALTERNATIVE DRINKS AWARDS 2022

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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

" 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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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.

Awards Dinner & Industry Celebration: our 2022 awards presentation

IWSC news

Awards Dinner & Industry Celebration: our 2022 awards presentation

Over the past few weeks, we have been busy announcing the shortlists for our 2022 Producer Trophies. Discover the trophies we will be presenting at our upcoming Awards Dinner & Industry Celebration...

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Cornwall meets London - Absolute to sponsor the IWSC’s Design Awards

IWSC news

Cornwall meets London - Absolute to sponsor the IWSC’s Design Awards

Leading Cornish Design and Brand Agency,   Absolute , is officially the new Headline Sponsor of the IWSC’s annual   Design Awards   with judging taking place on   23 rd   August   and results announced on   31 st   August.   The Design Awards flips our usual Wine & Spirit judging on its head – this time round, the packaging will play

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IWSC announces support of old vine regeneration in Turkey

Wine news

IWSC announces support of old vine regeneration in Turkey

The IWSC is proud to share details of environmental work it is doing in partnership with the Old Vine Conference to support the Heritage Vines of Turkey project.

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Charles Maxwell - Spirits Judges' Top Picks

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Charles Maxwell - Spirits Judges' Top Picks

Discover the top spirits our judges rated the highest at our recent judging...here we discover what Master Distiller, Charles Maxwell marked as his top picks.

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In full bloom: Talis profile

IWSC news

In full bloom: Talis profile

From armchair travel via virtual reality headsets to being dazzled by Van Gogh’s sunflowers in all their golden glory through the power of projectors, advances in technology are helping to turn cultural activities into immersive experiences that stimulate all of our senses. What if the same could be said for our drinking experiences, and our sensory journey began before we opened the bottle? Premium stopper

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Join the IWSC to celebrate success, network with key decision makers and enjoy a long-overdue industry knees-up

IWSC news

Join the IWSC to celebrate success, network with key decision makers and enjoy a long-overdue industry knees-up

As the end of our 2022 judging nears, the IWSC is delighted to share news of its 2022 Awards Dinner & Industry Celebration.

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Keli Rivers - Spirits Judges' Top Picks

Spirit news

Keli Rivers - Spirits Judges' Top Picks

Discover the top spirits our judges rated the highest at our recent judging...here we discover what Keli Rivers marked as her top picks.

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Shortlist for IWSC's Old Vine Trophy announced

Wine news

Shortlist for IWSC's Old Vine Trophy announced

Following the completition of its 2022 wine judging, the IWSC is delighted to share the shortlist for its Old Vine Trophy, created in partnership with the Old Vine Conference.

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29 - 30 September

IWSC Awards Dinner & Industry Celebration

The Roundhouse, London

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15 - 16 October

RumFest

ILEC Conference Centre, Earls Cour

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19 August

2023 Spirits Communicator

19 August

2023 Wine Communicator