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Find out who's on the judging panel Meet the experts

" Wine awards are super important. You’re judged at a similar level to other wines and to come out on top means that people trust what you’re doing. "

Tamara Roberts  /  Ridgeview Wine Estate, UK  /  IWSC President 2020

" IWSC not only heavily influences our buying decisions, but makes decisions easier. If you’ve tried a good wine, of course you’re going to buy it. "

Stefan Neumann MS  /  Dinner by Heston Blumenthal  /  Judge

" This award will help my business a lot. I’m an export producer, so I sell more than one third in export markets, and IWSC is well-known around the world. "

Rudi Rabl  /  Weingut Rabl, Austria  /  White Wine Producer 2019

" I like the breadth that IWSC offers. No longer are we just focusing on the major players, we’re looking at new regions where wine can be great. "

Madeline Puckette  /  Wine Folly, USA  /  Wine Communicator 2019

" IWSC has been there for 50 years, so it’s the main recognition in the wine industry, and everyone knows it. Our award will help the business for sure. "

Gaelle Goossens  /  Champagne Veuve Clicquot, France  /  Sparkling Wine Producer 2019

Why choose the IWSC

Why choose the IWSC

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How to enter

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Your wines, centre stage

By entering the IWSC, we guarantee to get your wines noticed worldwide

Whether you're looking for exposure to decision-makers, expert feedback, testing the market, brand awareness or increasing sales - the International Wine & Spirit Competition is here to help. Through our tasting events and year-round marketing campaigns, we give you the opportunity to engage with leading sommeliers, buyers for both the on-trade and off-trade, consumers and influencers. Enter the IWSC to get your wines noticed.

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