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6 Australian wines to drink on Australia Day
Wed 17 Jan 2018

6 Australian wines to drink on Australia Day

BT

These tasty tipples from Down Under will perk up the palate.

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6 wine and spirit trends to watch in 2018
Tue 9 Jan 2018

6 wine and spirit trends to watch in 2018

Xposé.ie

High altitude wines are in, single cask whisky is a thing and magnums are big news.

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Purity Vodka, the New Undisputed Best Tasting Vodka in the World Makes Official Debut in U.S. Market
Tue 9 Jan 2018

Purity Vodka, the New Undisputed Best Tasting Vodka in the World Makes Official Debut in U.S. Market

Markets Insider

Purity Vodka, the ultra-premium, award winning Swedish organic vodka, announced today its presence of Purity Vodka in the U.S. market. Over the last year, Purity Vodka has dominated the worlds blind tasting competitions, taking home a record number of highly sought-after awards, including being named as "Best Vodka in the World 2017" by The International Wine & Spirit Competition, simply because of its incomparable taste.

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Chinese winery recognized at 'Oscars' of liquor trade
Mon 8 Jan 2018

Chinese winery recognized at 'Oscars' of liquor trade

CGTN

For the first time, Chinese wine has been recognized at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC), which in industry circles is known as the Oscars for wine.

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 International Wine and Spirits Competition: Chinese winery recognized at 'Oscars' of drink industry
Mon 8 Jan 2018

International Wine and Spirits Competition: Chinese winery recognized at 'Oscars' of drink industry

CGTN

Chinese wine has been recognized for the first time by the International Wine and Spirit Competition, known in industry circles as the "Oscars for wine". China is now one of the world's biggest consumers of wine. The domestic industry is still little known overseas, but that hasn't stopped it from growing rapidly. CGTN's Zhang He reports.

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Q&A: Dalmore master blender Richard Paterson
Thu 4 Jan 2018

Q&A: Dalmore master blender Richard Paterson

Master of Malt

In 2017 – his 50th year in the Scotch whisky industry – Paterson was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Wine and Spirit Competition Awards. MoM speaks to the revered whisky showman to discover what it means to be a modern-day master blender…

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New winemaker scoops pool in first wine show
Wed 3 Jan 2018

New winemaker scoops pool in first wine show

The Real Review

Entering a wine show for the first time must be a bit scary. But a great result can be potentially life-changing as Andy Anderson discovered when he entered the first vintage of his brand new label in London’s prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC).

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7 of the biggest drink trends of 2017
Tue 26 Dec 2017

7 of the biggest drink trends of 2017

BT

These are our top tipples of the past 12 months (in no particular order).

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Winemaker awarded World Pinot Noir trophy
Mon 18 Dec 2017

Winemaker awarded World Pinot Noir trophy

Scoop

Winemaker awarded World Pinot Noir trophy and New Zealand Wine Producer of the Year trophy in first ever wine competition entered!

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The Nightcap: 15 December 2017
Fri 15 Dec 2017

The Nightcap: 15 December 2017

Master of Malt

For many of you, last night was office Christmas party night – i.e. the weirdest night out of the year. If you’re not feeling as bright eyed and bushy tailed as perhaps you usually would, we recommend engineering a tea round and sinking into our weekly round-up for a bit of mental TLC.

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The best Malbec in the world
Thu 14 Dec 2017

The best Malbec in the world

Old Liquors Magazine

On November 16, 2017, the world’s favorite wines were revealed to the public by the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC), where the contest aims to reward and promote the world’s finest wines, spirits, and liqueurs.

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Karapiro winemaker picks up award for world's best pinot noir
Wed 13 Dec 2017

Karapiro winemaker picks up award for world's best pinot noir

Stuff

Its aroma resembles a raspberry coulis. When it hits the taste buds, raspberry notes come through until it mellows out into cocoa nib and chocolate, finishing with a nice spice from the oak. That's what the world's best pinot noir tastes like.

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Sweet success for New Zealand wine
Wed 13 Dec 2017

Sweet success for New Zealand wine

Scoop

Results released today show New Zealand wines have triumphed at the prestigious UK-based International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC).

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Kiwi 'stickies' on the rise at global wine contest
Mon 11 Dec 2017

Kiwi 'stickies' on the rise at global wine contest

Stuff

New Zealand wines have triumphed in two categories at a prestigious wine competition in Britain, scooping the awards for pinot noir and sauvignon blanc.

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Scotland’s foremost whisky producer the toast of international competition
Fri 8 Dec 2017

Scotland’s foremost whisky producer the toast of international competition

Malta Independent

Whyte & Mackay claimed a number of prestigious prizes at the International Wine and Spirit competition at London's Guildhall held earlier this month, in a night that saw the premium spirits portfolio awarded four times by the industry panel.

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Nederburg wins top global trophy again for 2013 cabernet sauvignon
Mon 4 Dec 2017

Nederburg wins top global trophy again for 2013 cabernet sauvignon

Sowetan Live

The 2013 vintage of Nederburg II Centuries Cabernet Sauvignon has won the coveted Warren Winiarski Trophy for the best cabernet sauvignon at the 2017 International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), where it was judged alongside equivalents from other wine-producing countries.

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Balvenie whisky takes out IWSC Trophy
Mon 4 Dec 2017

Balvenie whisky takes out IWSC Trophy

Drinks Bulletin

Congratulations to William Grant & Sons on winning the IWSC Trophy for Best Single Malt Scotch Whisky 15 Years & Under at the recent International Wine and Spirits Awards 2017.

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Newly launched mezcal steals the agave crown
Thu 30 Nov 2017

Newly launched mezcal steals the agave crown

Drinks Enthusiast

While spirit connoisseurs have been excited in recent times by the tequila revolution, something far more exquisite has been sweeping the awards at the recent International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC).

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El premio al ron Flor de Caña es un hito
Thu 30 Nov 2017

El premio al ron Flor de Caña es un hito

La Gaceta del Gourmet

El ron nicaragüense Flor de Caña fue nombrado Mejor Productor de Ron del Mundo por la International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC)

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Flor de Caña named #1 rum producer in the world
Wed 29 Nov 2017

Flor de Caña named #1 rum producer in the world

Beverage Trade Network

Flor de Caña, the premium rum brand from Nicaragua, was named Global Rum Producer of the Year by the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London.

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