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" Awards give trust – not everybody is familiar with Cognac, so it’s important that they can trust awards, especially when they are famous like IWSC. "

Francis Abécassis  /  ABK6, France  /  Brandy Producer 2019

" I like the breadth that IWSC offers. No longer are we just focusing on the major players, we’re looking at new regions where wine can be great. "

Madeline Puckette  /  Wine Folly, USA  /  Wine Communicator 2019

" IWSC is the pinnacle. We work hard to encourage brands to join our portfolio, so for them to see that we’ve won this award is very helpful. "

David Hood  /  Spirit Cartel, UK  /  Spirits Distributor 2019

" IWSC is the most relevant wine award in the world. This is the only one we enter, to measure ourselves against our peers in the industry. "

Abrie Beeslaar  /  Kanonkop, South Africa  /  Outstanding Wine Producer 2019

" Wine awards are super important. You’re judged at a similar level to other wines and to come out on top means that people trust what you’re doing. "

Tamara Roberts  /  Ridgeview Wine Estate, UK  /  IWSC President 2020

Why choose the IWSC

Why choose the IWSC

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How to enter

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Your wines, centre stage

By entering the IWSC, we guarantee to get your wines noticed worldwide

Whether you're looking for exposure to decision-makers, expert feedback, testing the market, brand awareness or increasing sales - the International Wine & Spirit Competition is here to help. Through our tasting events and year-round marketing campaigns, we give you the opportunity to engage with leading sommeliers, buyers for both the on-trade and off-trade, consumers and influencers. Enter the IWSC to get your wines noticed.

Best Chilean Sauvignon Blanc

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Best Chilean Sauvignon Blanc

Chile was famously dubbed the ‘Volvo of the wine world’ a couple of decades ago for its white wines but 20 years on and the Volvo has become a sleek sportscar producing more and more exciting wines.

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Fortified wine trophy winner 2020: Morris Wines

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Fortified wine trophy winner 2020: Morris Wines

Not content with two trophy wins this year for their Grand Tawny NV & Grand Muscat, Morris Wines in Australia took home both Fortified Wine Producer and Outstanding Wine Producer: a truly remarkable achievement. 

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20 of the world's best Chilean reds

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20 of the world's best Chilean reds

The pivotal moment for Chilean red wine came in a 2004 tasting in Berlin when two Chilean wines were voted in first and second place ahead of some of the most heralded wines from France and Italy. Discover which Chilean reds wowed the IWSC judges this year.

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World's best Carmenère from Chile and Canada

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World's best Carmenère from Chile and Canada

Once winemakers discovered that the Merlot in Chile was actually Carmenère, they began creating some excellent wines. Here's some award-winners from IWSC 2020

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Trophy winner 2020: Booths Gran Norte Rioja Reserva 2015

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Trophy winner 2020: Booths Gran Norte Rioja Reserva 2015

We spoke to Booths' Buyer Victoria Anderson about their trophy win for Booths' Gran Norte Rioja Reserva 2015 and what it is about Rioja that makes it so popular. 

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Best Spanish white wines

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Best Spanish white wines

Spanish white wines have undergone a remarkable resurgence in recent years with Albariño from Rías Baixas in Galicia the star of the show. Find out which other Spanish whites won awards in IWSC 2020.

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Best Spanish reds outside Rioja

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Best Spanish reds outside Rioja

Those who only consider Rioja when choosing a Spanish red wine are missing out. Find out which Spanish IWSC award-winners from Ribera del Duero & Galicia delivered in this year's judging.

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2020's best cavas

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2020's best cavas

Generally more affordable than Champagne, the time is surely right for Cava to be regarded as one of the world's greatest sparkling wines.

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