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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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Champagne trophy winner, 2020: Lombard Brut Nature Grand Cru Chouilly NV

With Thomas Lombard having taken over the running of Champagne Lombard from his father in 2017, we spoke to him about his recent trophy win and his vision for the future.

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Outstanding Wine & Fortified Wine Producer of the year, 2020: Morris Wines

The winner of one of the IWSC’s most illustrious trophies – Outstanding Wine Producer – as well as the Fortified Wine Producer trophy, meant 2020 was an incredible year for Morris Wines.

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Spirit news

Worldwide Whiskey Producer of the year, 2020: Teerenpeli Brewery & Distillery

The world of whiskey has traditionally been dominated by Scotland, Ireland and the US, but change is afoot. Representing Worldwide Whiskey is Finland's Teerenpeli Brewery & Distillery.

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Best 10 French Crémant to explore

While the Champenois would have you believe that no other sparkling wine exists in France, you’ll find top-quality fizz throughout France in its wine-producing regions. Here, it's known as Crémant. 

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20 best English sparkling wines to toast with this New Year's Eve

Sparkling wine has been a real success story in England and English fizzes frequently beat Champagnes in blind tastings. Here are 20 of the best bottles to pop over Christmas and on New Year's Eve.

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Sparkling Wine Trophy Winner, 2020: Black Chalk Classic Brut 2016

Now at its new home on the Fullerton Estate in Hampshire, Black Chalk's Winemaker and CEO Jacob Leadley tells us how 2020 produced an excellent vintage and his big plans for the brand in the future.

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Spirit news

Single Malt Scotch Whisky 25 Years & Under Trophy 2020: Bunnahabhain 25 YO

It's spent a quarter of a century maturing by the sea in ex-sherry casks and is an exceptional example that wowed IWSC judges with its 'elegance and finesse'

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10 Best Sherry from the IWSC 2020

Sherry ranges from bone dry to aromatic and nutty all the way to sticky and sweet. It's highly versatile and also the best-value wine on the planet, so why aren't we all drinking more of it?

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Best Barolo for winter sipping

One of the big-hitters of the Old World, Barolo is among the finest – perhaps the finest – wine to come from Italy. Discover which seven Barolos took home IWSC medals this year.

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Best five Madeira to drink now

Although Madeira often plays second fiddle to its fortified cousins, port and sherry, it has an enviable history. Discover Madeira's origins and find out why it can age for decades.

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