Emerging Talent awards

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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

" The response to our award from gin drinkers in Finland and farther beyond was fantastic, and our sales over the years have grown over five-fold. "

Miika Lipiäinen  /  Kyrö Distillery, Finland  /  Gold and silver medals 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

" 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'. "

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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.

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Aldi and Waitrose win Wine and Spirit Supermarket of the Year awards from the IWSC

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The IWSC awards distributors and suppliers for innovation in wine and spirits

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The IWSC awards distributors and suppliers for innovation in wine and spirits

The shortlists for the IWSC Business Awards highlight outstanding retailers who form the backbone of the UK industry – and the judges had a hard task choosing the winners

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London Dry Gin Trophy winner: Monterey

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Simon Finemore, Monterey Gin’s co-founder and distiller, tells us more about this exciting new gin kid on the block

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IWSC announces Emerging Talent in Wine winner

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IWSC announces Emerging Talent in Wine winner

The judging panel was unanimous in awarding the Emerging Talent in Wine award to Jamie Smith of Urban Craft Wines and The Online Tasting Club

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Young gin lovers presented with IWSC Emerging Talent in Spirits award

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Young gin lovers presented with IWSC Emerging Talent in Spirits award

The joint winners of the Emerging Talent in Spirits award are Alice Pearson and Rachel Sutherland

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IWSC awards Emerging Talent in Hospitality trophy as outdoor drinking and dining returns

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The IWSC and the Consorzio Conegliano Valdobbiadene Superiore are delighted to announce this year’s winner of the Emerging Talent in Hospitality Award as Luke Harbour

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Argentine entrepreneur wins IWSC's debut Bartender Award

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Argentine entrepreneur wins IWSC's debut Bartender Award

The IWSC Bartender Award goes to Lucas Groglio, founder of the first sustainable bartending project that was 100% responsible for its impact

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Argentine Malbec is one of the success stories of recent years, and with Malbec World Day coming up this week, we're celebrating the top-rated bottles from the IWSC 2020 awards

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