Celebrating people

It’s not just great wines and spirits that are rewarded at the IWSC – we also recognise outstanding individuals through accolades such as the Wine and Spirit Communicators of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in the Scotch Whisky Industry, and the Julian Brind Trophy for Emerging Talent in the Wine Industry.

How do the achievement awards work?

Members of the wine and spirit industries are invited to submit nominations of members of the industry who they feel have stood head and shoulders above their peers over the last year. These people will then be contacted to provide further information about themselves and why they should win. The winner is chosen following a panel discussion between the IWSC senior team and industry experts.

To nominate yourself or someone you know for an IWSC Achievement Award, click on the corresponding button below. Please note that you can nominate more than one person.

Wine Communicator of the Year

The Wine Communicator of the Year, sponsored by Vinitaly, recognises an individual or organisation whose communication skills have made an exceptional contribution towards promoting and increasing public awareness in wines over the last year.

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Spirit Communicator of the Year

Spirit Communicator of the Year, sponsored by Chivas Brothers, recognises an individual or organisation whose communication skills have made an exceptional contribution towards promoting and increasing public awareness in spirits over the last year.

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The Outstanding Achievement in the Scotch Whisky Industry Trophy

The Outstanding Achievement in the Scotch Whisky Industry Trophy recognises individuals who have gone beyond their personal remit to champion the Scotch whisky industry as a whole, be it through sales, education, promotion, lobbying or in an ambassadorial role.

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Julian Brind Trophy for Emerging Talent in the Wine Industry

The Julian Brind Trophy for Emerging Talent in the Wine Industry, sponsored by Waitrose, is designed to find the next big star in the wine industry.

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