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England Distilled, Iceland chilled: the story of Martin Miller’s Gin
The AU Review

gio 16 mag 2019

England Distilled, Iceland chilled: the story of Martin Miller’s Gin

With more gold and platinum medals won in the last 10 years than any other gin is a clear indicator that Martin Miller’s modern gin movement at the four most respected competitions; The World Spirits Awards, San Francisco World Spirits Competition, ISC and IWSC.

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IWSC Announces Premium Bartop Producer, Talis as Official Sponsor of the Armagnac Award
European Sponsorship Association

mar 14 mag 2019

IWSC Announces Premium Bartop Producer, Talis as Official Sponsor of the Armagnac Award

A high performing bartop for luxury wines and spirits brands, Talis by Cork Supply has been announced as an official sponsor of the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC).

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Local winemaker shortlisted for international wine award
Wanaka Sun

gio 9 mag 2019

Local winemaker shortlisted for international wine award

A key player in the Central Otago fine wine industry has been listed as a finalist for the new and prestigious international ‘Future 50’ awards.

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12 best English sparkling wines to drink this summer
Independent

mer 8 mag 2019

12 best English sparkling wines to drink this summer

From the winners of the coveted Winemaker of the Year title in 2018’s International Wine & Spirit Competition comes a beautifully balanced but vibrant blend of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier.

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The Perfect Rums For Summer Sipping And Cocktails
Forbes

lun 6 mag 2019

The Perfect Rums For Summer Sipping And Cocktails

There are lots of great rums on the market and I’ve covered many of them over the years here at Forbes. But in my new quest for simplicity, I’ll distill the process of shopping for rum into just three words: Flor De Cana. In 2017 they were named Global Rum Producer of the Year by the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London, one of the most prestigious such groups with more than 400 judges from around the world.

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Distillery stories: Kavalan, made in Taiwan
Great Drams

gio 2 mag 2019

Distillery stories: Kavalan, made in Taiwan

From the International Wine & Spirit Competition, to the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Kavalan has taken the world by storm, winning gold and silver all over the place.

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Merger promises new 'big data era' for the wine industry
Drinks Business

mer 1 mag 2019

Merger promises new 'big data era' for the wine industry

One of the US’s most popular consumer sites, Wine Folly, has merged with the Global Wine Database (GWDB) and unveiled plans to make big data about wine accessible to the industry. Wine Folly has been recognised by the International Wine and Spirit Competition twice, with Puckette winning IWSC Wine Blogger of the Year in 2013 and being named as this year’s IWSC Wine Communicator of the Year, revealed last month.

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In Good Spirits
Aspect County

ven 26 apr 2019

In Good Spirits

Increased demand for the aromatic drink has meant that some longer-distance deliveries across East and West Sussex have to be made by van now. Stockists include selected southern branches of Waitrose, Harvey Nichols, Majestic Wines, Fortnum & Mason and Marks & Spencer, a level of success that recognises the spirit’s award-winning credentials. In 2018 accolades included silver at the International Wine & Spirit Competition.

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West Cork Distillers: A distillery built on friendly foundations
Irish Examiner

ven 26 apr 2019

West Cork Distillers: A distillery built on friendly foundations

Amongst the recent awards won by the company are: Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards 2018; International Wine & Spirits Competition 2018; and the International Spirits Challenge Winners 2018.

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Britons drank record amount of homegrown sparkling wine in 2018
The Guardian

mar 23 apr 2019

Britons drank record amount of homegrown sparkling wine in 2018

In a major boost for producers, the Ridgeview estate in Sussex was last November named the world’s best winemaker in the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018. This was the first time in the competition’s 49-year history that the award has been presented to an English producer.

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The Best Tequilas You Can Buy for Under $30
Thrillist

lun 22 apr 2019

The Best Tequilas You Can Buy for Under $30

Smooth and balanced with a soft mouthfeel and zesty bouquet, Espolon blanco tequila is a multi-award winner -- it took home medals at both the San Francisco World Spirits Awards and the International Wine & Spirits Competition in 2016.

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Cask 88 launch second whisky in Scottish Folklore Series
The Edinburgh Reporter

gio 18 apr 2019

Cask 88 launch second whisky in Scottish Folklore Series

The first in the series was a 45-year-old Ben Nevis 1972 Single Malt (70cl; 43.2% ABV; £650 RRP), Cù-Sìth. It won gold medals at the 2018 International Wine and Spirits Competition in the Highland Single Malt 30-45 Year Old category.

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Edinburgh whisky company reveals new expression and a chance to buy an extremely rare single malt
Scotsman Food & Drink

gio 18 apr 2019

Edinburgh whisky company reveals new expression and a chance to buy an extremely rare single malt

The Ben Nevis 1972 Single Malt (70cl; 43.2% ABV; £650 RRP): Cù-Sìth picked up gold medals at the 2018 International Wine and Spirits Competition and features a design inspired by the Cù-Sìth, a terrifying large hound, with a murderous bark, said to stalk the Highlands of Scotland.

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Love Drinks Secures Brighton Gin UK Distribution
Love Drinks

mer 10 apr 2019

Love Drinks Secures Brighton Gin UK Distribution

In just over 4 years, the brand has already collected many awards including 2018 International Wine & Spirits Award – Gold Medal for Brighton Gin’s artwork and bottle design.

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Asda has announced a huge sale on wine and champagne – but you’ll have to be quick!
Good to Know

mar 9 apr 2019

Asda has announced a huge sale on wine and champagne – but you’ll have to be quick!

Red wine fans will love Asda’s Extra Special Yarra Valley Pinot Noir, usually £9. Just right for Easter lunch, it’s won Decanter and IWSC awards.

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Gorilla Spirits Gin to relocate to bigger site
Daily Echo

mer 3 apr 2019

Gorilla Spirits Gin to relocate to bigger site

Gorilla Spirits Co. donates £1 to gorilla conservation for every bottle it sells and every one of its current products have been awarded medals at the International Wine & Spirit Competition.

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A Personal Note From Our Co-Founder, Madeline Puckette (That’s Me!)
Wine Folly

mer 3 apr 2019

A Personal Note From Our Co-Founder, Madeline Puckette (That’s Me!)

I was just awarded Wine Communicator of the Year by International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). Whooooa!

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Crushing on Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc
Crush

lun 1 apr 2019

Crushing on Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc

The Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2016 received the prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition’s 2018 Chenin Blanc Trophy – beating all other Chenin Blanc wines entered into this competition to be crowned the world’s best.

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Arable growers seize grape opportunity
Anglia Farmer

lun 1 apr 2019

Arable growers seize grape opportunity

A new vineyard is sure to be an attraction when Stuart Scarff and his family welcome the public to Open Farm Sunday on 9 June. At last year’s event more than 600 people visited their Suffolk farm at Combs, Stowmarket.

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A new wine-gin hybrid has launched just in time for spring
Harper's Bazaar

mer 13 mar 2019

A new wine-gin hybrid has launched just in time for spring

Chapel Down's gin follows the launch of its bacchus gin and chardonnay vodka in November 2017. Last year, its single vineyard estate Kit’s Coty triumphed at the 2018 International Wine & Spirits Competition, winning Gold Outstanding.

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