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IWSC WINE PRODUCER SHORTLIST

Our 2021 shortlist for the wine producers announced

Our 2021 shortlist for the wine producers announced View the shortlist

" 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 further 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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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.

2021 Wine Trophy winners announced

Wine news

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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Millie Milliken announced as IWSC's Spirits Communicator of the Year

Spirit news

Millie Milliken announced as IWSC's Spirits Communicator of the Year

Following last night’s Awards Ceremony in Edinburgh, where Millie Milliken was named our 2022 Spirits Communicator of the Year, the IWSC caught up with her to find out a bit more about what this award means to her.

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IWSC reveals winners of coveted Scotch Whisky and Worldwide Whiskey Producer Trophies

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IWSC reveals winners of coveted Scotch Whisky and Worldwide Whiskey Producer Trophies

At last night's IWSC Scotch & Worldwide Whisky Awards Ceremony the winners of the coveted Scotch Whisky and Worldwide Whisky Producer Trophies were announced

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IWSC reveals the shortlist for its 2021 Wine Producer Awards

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IWSC reveals the shortlist for its 2021 Wine Producer Awards

Following the completion of 2021’s wine judging, the IWSC has unveiled the shortlisted producers for its annual Wine Producer Awards categories

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IWSC unveils the 2021 wine and spirit design and packaging winners

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IWSC unveils the 2021 wine and spirit design and packaging winners

Only the best of the best managed to secure a medal in this year's IWSC Design Awards. Here are the results.

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IWSC Low & No Alcohol: awards grow by almost 400% as mindful drinking continues to gather pace

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IWSC Low & No Alcohol: awards grow by almost 400% as mindful drinking continues to gather pace

Mindful drinking movement is showing no sign of slowing with IWSC entries up 389% vs last year

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Brazil earns outstanding performance but it’s Australia & South Africa which take centre stage at the 2021 IWSC Southern Hemisphere Awards

Wine news

Brazil earns outstanding performance but it’s Australia & South Africa which take centre stage at the 2021 IWSC Southern Hemisphere Awards

Following the completion of the IWSC judging the headline winners for this year are the traditional wine heartlands of the Southern Hemisphere.

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IWSC reveals 2021 trophy shortlist for top spirit producers

Spirit news

IWSC reveals 2021 trophy shortlist for top spirit producers

The IWSC unveils the shortlists for the Spirit Producer Awards, which recognise the best distilleries across the world

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