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Our 2022 Emerging Talent Awards awards are now open

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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 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'. "

Brad Japhe  /  Forbes  /  Read more

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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.

Whisky Trophy Winners to celebrate Burns Night

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Whisky Trophy Winners to celebrate Burns Night

Synonymous with the world’s greatest poets, Robert Burns is Scotland's national bard. Every year, on 25th January, the nation pays tribute to Rabbie, hosting Burns Night suppers to commemorate his birthday. Here, whisky expert Billy Abbott has matched our Scotch Trophy winners wtih traditional fare from a Burns Night menu...

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IWSC adds new judging category for rosé wines

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IWSC adds new judging category for rosé wines

New for 2022, the IWSC is adding a seperate category for still rosé wine judging as this popular style continues to build its consumer following.

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IWSC announces developments as it continues to evolve its drinks awards

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IWSC announces developments as it continues to evolve its drinks awards

As its awards continue to evolve, the IWSC is delighted to announce the appointment of several industry renowned judges to oversee the panels of its new award categories.

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IWSC announces new head judge plus two new award categories for its 2022 Mixer Awards

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IWSC announces new head judge plus two new award categories for its 2022 Mixer Awards

The IWSC has added Tequila & Tonic and Whisky Highball categories for its Mixer Awards which will be judged by a panel led by The Savoy’s Shannon Tebay

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Gold medal winning vegan wines

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Gold medal winning vegan wines

With increasing numbers of consumers interested in a vegan lifestyle, or simply being more considered when selecting what they drink, the IWSC has highlighted its 2021 Gold Medal winning wines which have been finished using only vegan winemaking methods.

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IWSC partners with Spirits Kiosk for 2022 Spirits Awards

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IWSC partners with Spirits Kiosk for 2022 Spirits Awards

The IWSC is delighted to be partnering with specialist e-commerce platform, Spirits Kiosk. This new partnership will offer our 2022 spirit medal winners the opportunity to be listed on the online shop for discerning drinkers.

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Our 2022 Emerging Talent Awards are open

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Our 2022 Emerging Talent Awards are open

Each year, the IWSC awards individuals within the drinks industry with a selection of awards. These awards recognise up-and-coming talent from across the drinks industry.

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Our 2022 Business Awards are open

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Our 2022 Business Awards are open

Each year, the IWSC recognises businesses across the world for the hard work they put in to the importation, sales and distribution of drinks, enabling them to reach the end consumer

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