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The Nightcap: 25 May
Master of Malt

Fri 25 May 2018

The Nightcap: 25 May

The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) has launched a new initiative called Club Oenologique, a membership club that marks the 50th anniversary of the organisation.

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For first time in 50 years, Crimean wine wins accolades in London
Sputnik News

Thu 24 May 2018

For first time in 50 years, Crimean wine wins accolades in London

The Crimea-based Alma Valley winery took three medals at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London.

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Un vin de Crimée médaillé pour la première fois depuis 50 ans à Londres
Sputnik France

Wed 23 May 2018

Un vin de Crimée médaillé pour la première fois depuis 50 ans à Londres

Pour la première fois depuis 50 ans, un vin de Crimée a obtenu une médaille lors d'un concours prestigieux qui se déroule tous les ans à Londres.

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Adega de Palmela arrecada mais duas medalhas
Journal Hardmusica

Wed 23 May 2018

Adega de Palmela arrecada mais duas medalhas

O concurso IWSC, The International Wine Spirits Competition galardoou os vinhos Adega de Palmela Reserva Branco 2015 e o Moscatel de Setúbal 10 com medalha de bronze.

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Madeira Wine Company conquista 4 medalhas em concurso internacional
dnoticias.pt

Tue 22 May 2018

Madeira Wine Company conquista 4 medalhas em concurso internacional

A Madeira Wine Company esteve ‘em grande’ no IWSC - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018, vendo quatro dos seus vinhos medalhados num dos mais conceituados concursos de vinho do mundo.

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"Lev Golitsyn" from "Sparkling Wines" (SPB) received "silver" for IWSC
Alco Expert

Tue 22 May 2018

"Lev Golitsyn" from "Sparkling Wines" (SPB) received "silver" for IWSC

The time has come for another argument for the skeptics - a series of wins of "Sparkling Wines" continued the silver medal of the English competition IWSC (International Wine & Spirits Competition)

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Más medallas
Bodegas Ayuso

Tue 22 May 2018

Más medallas

Sigue la cosecha de premios de nuestro Finca Los Azares Tempranillo/Cabernet/Merlot 2014.

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English sparkling wines triumph with IWSC accolades
Bar Magazine

Mon 21 May 2018

English sparkling wines triumph with IWSC accolades

English sparkling wines have picked up eight Gold and Gold Outstanding medals in IWSC’s announcement of winning wines from the northern hemisphere.

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Chapel Down's double gold at International Wine & Spirit Competition
Morning Advertiser

Mon 21 May 2018

Chapel Down's double gold at International Wine & Spirit Competition

English winemaker Chapel Down has won two gold and two silver awards in the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC)

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Onwards and upwards
Harper's Wine & Spirit

Fri 11 May 2018

Onwards and upwards

Brexit and political tussling over the UK's place in the world is taking place alongside the growing global conversation around quality UK wines and spirits. Adam Lechmere, general manager of the IWSC, believes that the competition's organisers have seen 100% growth in English wine entries over the past four years.

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10 of the best jobs in drinks and how to get them: Wine or spirits judge
Drinks Business

Tue 8 May 2018

10 of the best jobs in drinks and how to get them: Wine or spirits judge

Tobias Gorn is a wine and cigar buyer (Boisdale Group), freelance shooting instructor and referee, director of spirits at Winefraud.com, and IWSC panel chair judge.

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This is what the drinks industry is saying about Scotland's minimum unit pricing
The Drinks Business

Wed 2 May 2018

This is what the drinks industry is saying about Scotland's minimum unit pricing

Adam Lechmere, general manager of the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC), welcomed the decision to penalise drinks firms which produce “powerful cheap ciders and other horrible concoctions that are so obviously designed to get you drunk as quickly, cheaply and effectively as possible.”

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Morrisons’ £8 award-winning wine that is as good as bottles costing SIX times as much
Zlata Rodionova

Thu 12 Apr 2018

Morrisons’ £8 award-winning wine that is as good as bottles costing SIX times as much

An £8 Albarino from Morrisons was included on the "Top Ten Spanish Wines" list published by the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC).

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5 great gins you may not have tried
BT

Mon 9 Apr 2018

5 great gins you may not have tried

As demand for craft gin continues to rise, we select five labels to add to your radar, including City of London Dry Gin, which has already scooped an award at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC).

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Winners by a nose, the 'Grand National' medallists that are all... thirst past the post!
Olly Smith

Sat 7 Apr 2018

Winners by a nose, the 'Grand National' medallists that are all... thirst past the post!

Olly Smith in the Mail on Sunday reckons the IWSC is one of the most exciting wine competititions around: “Wine awards are looking for more tangible ways to engage with wine consumers. Adam Lechmere, the general manager at the International Wine and Spirit Competition tells me: ‘As we move towards our 50th anniversary in 2019, we are positioning ourselves as the premium wine competition with a range of exciting new projects in the pipeline – not least a new consumer club, the Club Oenologique, which will give wine and spirits lovers access to some of the thousands of wonderful drinks we taste every year.’ So while a gong goes some way to celebrate a wine’s pedigree, potentially more exciting is the contest to access these wines. The race is on to win the backing of wine fans.”

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China isn't just a consumer of prestige red wine - it's set to produce on a vast scale, too
Victoria Moore

Sat 31 Mar 2018

China isn't just a consumer of prestige red wine - it's set to produce on a vast scale, too

If you’re still laughing at stories of Chinese wine drinkers ordering Lafite, and then diluting it with Coca-Cola, you’re out of date. Chinese taste has become more sophisticated, and more educated, and it’s happened very quickly. I recently tried some of them at an event put on by the International Wine and Spirit Competition.

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Time to chase China
Sumilier

Wed 21 Mar 2018

Time to chase China

Winemaking may have been the legacy of Benedictine monks in Medieval Europe who were also the nominated guardians of vines and cellars. But the original progenitors of wine - they are nowhere close in proximity. I attended IWSC’s first Chinese tasting in March 2018 where they revealed the medal winners of 2017.

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Easter wines: 7 top buys to enjoy with the Bank Holiday feasts
Xposé.ie

Wed 21 Mar 2018

Easter wines: 7 top buys to enjoy with the Bank Holiday feasts

Drinks editor Sam Wylie-Harris presents her Easter parade for spring tables, including Toro Loco Barrica Reserva 2013, a real steal that’s been awarded a silver medal by the IWSC (International Wine & Spirit Competition).

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Honoured for serving the gin industry
South London Press

Tue 13 Mar 2018

Honoured for serving the gin industry

A man who has dedicated his life to gin has been given an MBE for his services to the industry. Battersea resident Desmond Payne got the nod for working as a gin distiller for 50 years. The Beefeater Master Distiller had earned the company the trophy for best gin eight times at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) during his 20 year stint there.

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Mariano Braga nominado como "Wine Communicator of the Year"
Vinetur

Mon 5 Mar 2018

Mariano Braga nominado como "Wine Communicator of the Year"

El argentino Mariano Braga ha sido nominado este año 2018, por segundo año consecutivo, como el comunicador de vinos más destacado del mundo por la International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC).

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