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
In a competition where the bar is high – the IWSC wine judging process is fair but demanding so achieving a medal is meaningful.
Rebecca Palmer / Corney & Barrow / Judge
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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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The IWSC recently teamed up with The Buyer to discuss the role awards play in the trade. Joining Richard Siddle are buyers Cat Lomax and Rebecca Palmer, together with David Kermode and Dirceu Vianna Junior MW who share their thoughts on why competitions are important for producers to enter in order to get their wines in front of the people who matter.Continue reading
To support the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins d’Alsace (CIVA) in its selection of wines to be showcased at the upcoming ProWein 2023, the IWSC was once again asked to bring together an expert panel of specialist judges.Continue reading
What is the value of old vines? This is one of the many questions which arose at the first Old Vines Conference Field Trip, in Veneto in October. Adam Lechmere reports back on the results.Continue reading
Following successful ‘in situ’ judging in South Africa and Georgia, the IWSC will be bringing its awards to Austria in May 2023.Continue reading
Continuously looking for ways to support entrants to our awards, the IWSC is offering visitors and exhibitors attending February’s Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris the opportunity to ‘drop off’ bottles entered to its 2023 wine awardsContinue reading
Last month the IWSC visited Georgia for the first of its 2023 wine judging. Discover what our judges Sarah Abbott MW, Megan Clarke, Cat Lomax, Maggie Macpherson, and Salvatore Castano got up to in this great short film summarising the trip...Continue reading
Here we hear from Megan about what the team of judges got up to during their visit to this historic country considered to be the 'cradle of wine'.Continue reading
Announcing the first of its 2023 medal results, the IWSC is delighted to share the results following a dedicated tasting of wines from Georgia.Continue reading
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