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When Massel created the International Wine & Spirit Competition, his aim – as it remains to this day – was to reward excellence in drinks worldwide, ensuring recognition for the very best wines and spirits. The IWSC is proud to set the international benchmark for quality, standing out in the crowded world of drinks awards with hundreds of global experts – including buyers, producers, distillers, sommeliers, distributors and influencers – judging wines and spirits throughout the year.
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.Continue reading
The IWSC president 2021 is announced - Michael Urquhart, former managing director of Scotch whisky distiller, maturation expert, bottler, retailer and distributor Gordon & MacPhailContinue reading
Scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find plenty of modernity and innovation in Armagnac. And the recipient of this year’s IWSC Brandy Producer of the Year, Château de Pellehaut, is a fine example.Continue reading
Armagnac has stood in the shadows of its more illustrious neighbour, Cognac, for far too long. Cognac may have the brands and the bling, but Armagnac has history on its side. Find out which nine Armagnacs were recently crowned winners in a recent IWSC tastingContinue reading