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South Africa’s finest wines shine at IWSC
Tue 12 Sep 2017

South Africa’s finest wines shine at IWSC

World Travel Guide

South Africa has had its biggest-ever haul of gold medals at the International Wine and Spirit Competition – cementing the republic’s position as one of the world’s most exciting wine producing countries

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The Bluffer's Guide To Wine: How To Pretend To Be An Expert Quickly
Thu 7 Sep 2017

The Bluffer's Guide To Wine: How To Pretend To Be An Expert Quickly

Independent

Joe Fattorini, 2017 Wine Communicator Of The Year, tells us about how to look like a wine expert.

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More honours for acclaimed gin distillers
Tue 5 Sep 2017

More honours for acclaimed gin distillers

Cambrian News

Dyfi Distillery has already won The Independent’s IndyBest Award for the Best New Gin in 2017 for its Hibernation Gin and no less than seven medals at this year’s International Wine and Spirit Competition.

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Chinese Baijiu Much-favored by Youth Enters Thai Market
Mon 4 Sep 2017

Chinese Baijiu Much-favored by Youth Enters Thai Market

Markets Insider

In the "International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC)" held in London in the first half of 2017, four Joybo products including "Gold label", "Intimate Friend", "Joyouth" and "Se100" won the "Superior Silver Award" and "Silver Award" of the baijiu category respectively. Being the world's largest and most distinguished wine and spirits feast, the competition is known as the Oscar Awards in the wine industry.

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Siete medallas de oro para la destilería Glenmorangie
Wed 30 Aug 2017

Siete medallas de oro para la destilería Glenmorangie

Food Retail

La destilería del grupo LVMH las Highlands obtiene sendos galardones en el Concurso Internacional de Vinos y Licores (IWSC).

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IWSC – a success story
Thu 24 Aug 2017

IWSC – a success story

New Zealand Winegrower magazine

In the past three years, New Zealand wines have had one of the highest success rates of any country at the prestigious International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC).

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Purity Vodka is Awarded The Best Vodka Trophy at the Prestigious IWSC
Mon 21 Aug 2017

Purity Vodka is Awarded The Best Vodka Trophy at the Prestigious IWSC

Cision PR Newswire

The hand-crafted ultra-premium vodka brand, Purity Vodka, has been awarded with the highest honor – The Vodka Trophy "2017 Best Vodka" and "Outstanding" gold medal at the 2017 International Wine and Spirits competition.

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IWSC Spirits Communicator of the Year Award shortlist revealed
Tue 15 Aug 2017

IWSC Spirits Communicator of the Year Award shortlist revealed

Harpers

Judges have whittled down this year’s shortlist to five industry names who have all helped to promote spirits to consumers and within the trade over the past year.

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Shortlist announced for IWSC’s Spirits Communicator of the Year Award
Fri 11 Aug 2017

Shortlist announced for IWSC’s Spirits Communicator of the Year Award

Bar Magazine

Five leading experts have been announced for the shortlist in this year’s Spirits Communicator of the Year Award from the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC).

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The Dalmore Valour takes Gold at IWSC 2017
Thu 10 Aug 2017

The Dalmore Valour takes Gold at IWSC 2017

Incentive Travel

The Dalmore has won a Gold Medal and a Gold Trophy at the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) 2017 for the highly regarded travel retail exclusive The Dalmore Valour.

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Behold the booze that’s officially been ranked the best in the world
Tue 8 Aug 2017

Behold the booze that’s officially been ranked the best in the world

Metro

We’ve all got an aunt with that sign on her kitchen wall. ‘Life’s too short to drink bad wine’ it reads. She loves it. Laughs at it every time. Spills wine down the side of her glass every time someone bring it up, she’s laughing so much. Does that thing only aunts can pull off, where they sort of touch the side of their head and let out an exhausted half-laugh half-sigh. ‘Brilliant’, she says to no-one in particular.

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SA brandy voted best in the world
Wed 2 Aug 2017

SA brandy voted best in the world

IT online

A fresh haul of medals for South African brandy has once again shone the light on a craft that has been shaped over centuries.

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Armagnac, Asia, and no-age whisky: five of the biggest drinking trends to watch out for
Tue 1 Aug 2017

Armagnac, Asia, and no-age whisky: five of the biggest drinking trends to watch out for

Telegraph Online

The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) hosted the 10th Annual Spirits Tasting last week at Vintners’ Hall in London, revealing how our taste for tipple is evolving. 

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No-Age whiskies, baijiu and Mezcal create a stir at international spirits awards
Tue 1 Aug 2017

No-Age whiskies, baijiu and Mezcal create a stir at international spirits awards

Yahoo News

The winners of an international spirits competition held in London recently prove that age is just a number, that the popularity of gin shows no sign of waning, and Asian spirits deserve their own category. 

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What You'll Be Drinking Next Year, According To Experts
Tue 1 Aug 2017

What You'll Be Drinking Next Year, According To Experts

Forbes

Tracking trends in the world of spirits can sometimes be challenging, as consumers are swayed by influences in gastronomy, fashion and popular culture (consider the run on Pappy van Winkle when chefs adopted it as their bourbon of choice.)

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World-renowned International Wine and Spirit Competition reveals its spirits winners of 2017
Fri 28 Jul 2017

World-renowned International Wine and Spirit Competition reveals its spirits winners of 2017

The Mirror

The annual event, held last night at London’s Vintners’ Hall, saw more than 200 of the competition’s top-awarded spirits showcased to guests and judges, amid a record number of entries, in the history of the competition, from all over the globe.

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IWSC reveals drinking trends alongside winners of spirits competition
Fri 28 Jul 2017

IWSC reveals drinking trends alongside winners of spirits competition

Bar Magazine

The IWSC has revealed what it sees as the key trends in spirits drinking after announcing the winners of this year’s spirits competition.

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Aussie gin scoops gold in London
Fri 28 Jul 2017

Aussie gin scoops gold in London

Open House

An Australian boutique distillery has become the first Australian gin to win a gold medal at the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) in London.

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One Gin Scoops Up IWSC Gold Award
Thu 27 Jul 2017

One Gin Scoops Up IWSC Gold Award

KamCity

One Gin, produced by ethical brand One Drinks, has been awarded a Gold at this year’s International Wine & Spirit competition, just four months after its launch.

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SA's KWV scoops 2017 Worldwide Brandy Trophy
Thu 27 Jul 2017

SA's KWV scoops 2017 Worldwide Brandy Trophy

Biz Community

Paarl-based KWV has been awarded the Worldwide Trophy and numerous Gold Awards for its brandies in two separate global wine and spirits competitions this week.

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24 July

IWSC Spirits Tasting 2018

Vintners' Hall

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12 September
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CapeWine 2018

Cape Town, South Africa

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25 September

Love Wine, Love Chile

Level Two OXO Tower, London SE1 9PH

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08 November
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HKTDC Wines & Spirits Fair 2018

Hong Kong

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