WINE AWARDS 2022

SOUTH AFRICA RESULTS

" 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.

IWSC shares shortlists for its 2022 spirit producer trophies

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IWSC shares shortlists for its 2022 spirit producer trophies

IWSC shares shortlists for its 2022 spirits producer trophies   The IWSC is delighted to announce the shortlists for its coveted spirits producer of the year trophies. Each year, producers with the best performance in their spirits category’s medal tables are shortlisted for the producer of the year accolade. For the first time, the IWSC is asking shortlisted producers to complete a short questionnaire for

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

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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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Top Rosés as rated by our judges

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Top Rosés as rated by our judges

The best Rosés are so much more than just something for sipping in the sun. They also make great wines to pair with food. These are the highest-rated bottles by IWSC judges.

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Guy Hodcroft - Spirits Judges' Top Picks

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Guy Hodcroft - Spirits Judges' Top Picks

Discover the top spirits our judges rated the highest at our recent judging...here we discover what Guy Hodcroft marked as his top picks.

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Top Chenin Blancs as voted by our judges

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Top Chenin Blancs as voted by our judges

Following the announcement of our 2022 wine results, we highlight the top chenin blanc’s as awarded by our judges

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South Africa tops the gold medal table following recent judging

IWSC news

South Africa tops the gold medal table following recent judging

Following last week’s judging, the IWSC has announced South Africa’s 2022 medal results.

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Catching up with Millie Milliken, winner of the IWSC 2022 Spirits Communicator

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Catching up with Millie Milliken, winner of the IWSC 2022 Spirits Communicator

Ahead of opening entries for our 2023 Communicator awards, the IWSC catches up with Millie Milliken,  winner of the IWSC's 2022 Spirits Communicator accolade...

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South Africa 2022: discover what our judges got up to after they'd finished each day's judging...

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South Africa 2022: discover what our judges got up to after they'd finished each day's judging...

A full schedule for our South Africa wine judging, here David Kermode reflects on what our wine judges got up to when they weren’t judging.

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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