For the first time in its 42-year history, the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) has awarded its coveted Communicator of the Year award to experts from the world of spirits. American-born Jared Brown and Anistatia Miller, both experienced mixologists and the authors of more than 30 books on cocktails and spirits, won the title; beating off competition from some of the world’s leading
Judges assembled at the Culinary Institute of America on Friday 25 March for a full induction in the Rudd Centre in preparation for tasting USA wine entries in the International Wine & Spirit Competition. Philip Goodband MW, chair of the IWSC Technical & Judging Committee, presented the criteria & marking system to the group of 28 as they tasted their way through a range of
45th VINITALY OPENS TOMORROW INAUGURATION WITH MINISTER SAVERIO ROMANO.
The President of the Veneto Region Luca Zaia, the Minister for the Cultural Heritage Giancarlo Galan, the Mayor of Verona Flavio Tosi, The President of the Province of Verona Giovanni Miozzi and the President of ICE Umberto Vattani all in attendance.
Verona, 6 April 2011. Tomorrow, 7 April, welcomes the 45th Vinitaly, the most
GALA EVENING FOR THE 150 YEARS OF THE UNITY OF ITALY. BERLUCCHI, SANTA MARGHERITA AND THE MASTER OF WINE INSTITUTE TAKE THE VINITALY INTERNATIONAL AWARDS Event organised for the presentation of UNA, the official Bottle of the 150th anniversary of the Unity of Italy promoted by VeronaFiere. Anistatia Miller and Jared Brown announced as Communicators of the Year. The Vinitaly International Awards were made
The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) has signed a partnership deal with wine comparison website WinesDirect to promote medal-winning wines to consumers. WinesDirect’s IWSC page will include Trophy, Gold, Silver, and Best in Class wines sold in the UK, along with tasting notes, stockists and prices. Medal-winning wines can be searched for by colour, price, country, region, grape variety or retailer. “This
Independent Retailer of the Year 2010 Woodwinters wine merchant in Scotland was nominated nationwide by consumers to pick up this prestigious award. Set up by husband and wife team, Cara winters and Douglas Wood, they have two stores in Edinburgh and Bridge of Allon but serve a UK-wide and international community (mainly France and Spain) via their wine delivery system. The key to their
Each month we put the spotlight on a member of the IWSC team. This month it’s our very own Managing Director, Allen Gibbons . How long have you been the MD? I became MD of the group two years ago, although I’ve been a Director of the IWSC for four years. What is it like running the Competition? Running the Competition, any
The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) are pleased to announce a new sponsor. The Istituto Regionale della Vite e del Vino are now sponsors of the IWSC Italian Wine Producer of the Year until 2013. After the three big Italian wine producing regions of Veneto, Piemonte and Tuscany, Michele Shah (IWSC Italian Agent) comments that “the new star to seriously follow is Sicily”.
New players in the global wine market will descend on ExCeL for the London International Wine Fair in May. Russia will exhibit for the first time, with a generic pavilion hosting eight wineries from the country’s largest wine producing region of Krasnodar. In addition, Abrau Durso – Russia’s leading sparkling winery – will return after a successful 2010 launch, on a separate stand. In
As part of the Waitrose / IWSC sponsored WSET Diploma scholarship, I was given the unique opportunity to visit the Corkwise Laboratory which specialises in the technical analysis of wines. The process of technical analysis not only meets a legal requirement for all wines and spirits being commercialised, but it also helps producers during the winemaking process as well as importers and distributors at every