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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.
We speak to Bodegas Williams & Humbert oenologist Paola Medina Sheldon to get the inside track on their magical trophy-winning sherry, and their approach to winemakingContinue reading
Asian spirits have a knack of being beautifully crafted liquids with a beguiling texture – and Shochu is no exception. Explore our pick of the best Shochus from the IWSC’s latest spirits tastingContinue reading
The past decade or so has been kind to the whisky drinker. Up until then, their choice of dram was generally limited to Scotland, Ireland and the USA – and little else. But now the options are vast – whisky is made all around the world, and the results are giving the traditional producers something to think about.Continue reading
From modest beginnings, making wine ‘in a humble tin shed’, according to Wolf Blass chief winemaker Chris Hatcher, the company has become one of the world’s most successful wineries – and is now the recipient of the 2020 IWSC Red Wine Producer TrophyContinue reading
Covering both classic and modern, William Grant & Sons continues to be at the heart of everything in this dynamic industry – and that is the main reason why this family-owned company is the recipient of the 2020 IWSC Scotch Whisky Producer TrophyContinue reading
New Zealand may have made its name with Sauvignon Blanc, but it’s Pinot Noir that’s grabbing the headlines right now. New Zealand has become an utterly dependable value alternative to red Burgundy, delivering rich, succulent Pinots. Discover the best bottles hereContinue reading