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Each week we publish stories about the best wines and spirits, our experts, upcoming events, and beverage industry news. And, don't miss our new IWSC Insights series, where we take an in-depth look into drinks businesses and markets around the world. Looking for recommendations? Visit our consumer website Club Oenologique to read our top 10s and reviews.

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Value alternatives to red Burgundy and Rhône: Top 20 New Zealand red wines

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 here

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Spirit news

Baijiu: Learn about China’s national drink and the best bottles to try

Ahead of Chinese New Year, we're talking about China's national drink - Baijiu - and sharing the top 20 bottles from the IWSC 2020 spirits tasting

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Wine news

Top Chinese wines for Chinese New Year

China will definitely be worth keeping an eye on in the coming years, and as its wines start to become more widely available, expect to see more bottles on our shelves – and more awards to come, too. Here are the best Chinese wines as judged in the IWSC’s latest tasting.

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How to get your wine listed on airlines

Nearly 15 billion people took at least one flight in 2019. So, when travel gets back to normal, how do you get your wines onto drinks trolleys, into airport lounges – and in front of thirsty passengers? Kelly Stevenson, former Global Wine and Beverages Manager for British Airways, shares her tips on airline wines – what to serve, how to serve it, and the best ways to secure those sought-after listings

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Best Portuguese white wines from the country's indigenous grapes

Portugal is rightly proud of its indigenous varieties you won’t find anywhere else. The likes of Arinto, Fernão Pires, Antão Vaz and Loureira offer a fantastic range of flavour. Discover the top Portuguese white wines.

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Top 15 Portuguese red wines

Portugal is one of the most underappreciated wine countries, given the value and quality on offer. Here is the pick of Portuguese reds from the 2020 IWSC Northern Hemisphere tasting

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Spirit news

Liqueur Producer of the Year, 2020: Mozart Distillerie

The IWSC Liqueur Producer of the Year goes to Mozart Distillerie, an Austrian producer that is the master of making luscious, rich chocolate liqueurs

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Spirit news

Top six vermouths from around the world

Vermouth has been in and out of fashion for hundreds of years, but is currently enjoying something of a renaissance. Here are six top-rated vermouths from the 2020 IWSC, from a range of countries and styles.

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Spirit news

Outstanding Spirits Producer of the Year 2020: BBS (Bellonnie & Bourdillon Successeurs)

The recipient of the IWSC Outstanding Spirit Producer of the Year Trophy 2020 is Martinique-based BBS, which makes deliciously fresh, aromatic agricole rum

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The IWSC in the spotlight on ITV's ‘This Morning’ TV show

IWSC award-winners were featured on the popular ITV magazine show ‘This Morning’, on Thursday 21 January. With an average audience of 1.5 million viewers every day, the TV show is one of the UK's most popular chat shows on British national television.

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