GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY
Not only is it our mission to champion the best wine and spirits from around the world, we also see it as our mission to support organisations and individuals from across the industry to help them realise their potential.
Each year, the IWSC receives thousands of entries for its awards. Wines, spirits, ciders, vermouths, RTDs, low and no and lighter alcohol drinks are just some of the drinks tasted by our panels of expert judges throughout the year.
When entering our awards we ask producers to provide up to four bottles of each drink they enter, as each entry can be re-tasted up to four separate times throughout the judging process - from the initial judging, to trophy judging and then beyond, to being displayed at our annual Awards Celebration or various trade events.
Any bottles leftover at the end of the award year are auctioned on our behalf by Bellman’s Fine Art Auctions and it is with these proceeds that the IWSC is able to support industry bodies including, but not limited to, the provision of educational grants to students studying torward their The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW), The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and L’Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI) qualifications. It is also through these proceeds we support the industries upcoming talent through our annual Emerging Talent awards.