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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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More than a manufacturer: Encirc’s 360 approach to sustainability

Have you ever wondered what six million bottles look like? Or what it takes to make them? A trip to Encirc’s Cheshire plant will give you a pretty good idea, as that’s *approximately* the number of glass bottles they produce every single day. The size of the site is enough to stop you in your tracks, but it’s the cavernous manufacturing area that will take

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Announcing IWSC’s Insight Series: Supermarkets & Large-scale Drinks Specialists Report

As part of the IWSC newly-created Insight Series, we are excited to present our first report focusing on how wine producers can succeed in the highly competitive retail space – created in partnership with Cat Lomax, IWSC judge and recommended consultant for the retail sector.

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IWSC 2023 Argentina wine results announced

The IWSC is delighted to announce its 2023 Argentinian wine results following the in-situ judging in Mendoza.

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Join us for the IWSC's 2023 Awards Celebration

Following the success of our 2022 Award dinner, the IWSC is delighted to announce its return to the Roundhouse, London, for its 2023 Awards Celebration.

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Join the IWSC for our series of events at the 2023 London Wine Fair

The IWSC will be on stand K50 throughout the three days of the London Wine Fair, hosting a series of events which you can sign up for on the London Wine Fair website.

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Catching up with Franklin & Sons ahead of next week's Mixer Awards results

Ahead of our Spirits Results Announcement - including Mixers - on Monday 27th March, we caught up with Tom Singleton, Business Director at Franklin & Sons - sponsor of the IWSC Mixer Awards - on the rich history of their brand as well as key trends in hospitality plus their signature serves and sustainability initiatives.

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IWSC announces the winner of it's 2023 Spirits Wholesaler Trophy

A new Business Award for 2023, discover the winner of our Spirits Wholesaler Trophy…

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IWSC announces the winner of it's 2023 Spirits Distributor Trophy

As we continue to share the winners of our 2023 Business Awards, David Kermode announces the winner from our shortlist of entrants for the IWSC's 2023 Spirits Distributor Trophy…

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IWSC announces the winner of it's 2023 Wine Distributor Trophy

Following the announcement of the 2023 shortlist for it's Wine Distributor Trophy, host David Kermode shares 2023 winner of the IWSC’s Wine Distributor Trophy.

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IWSC unveils shortlist for 2023 Spirits Supermarket Trophy

Each year the IWSC recognises individual brands, awarding gold, silver and bronze medals to spirits at its annual Spirits Awards. Looking beyond the tastings, the IWSC also recognises the creativity of the companies bringing these drinks to the customer. The businesses that import or distribute these bottles are distinguished by our Business Awards.

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