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" 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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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.

Barolo trophy winner: Gemma Colarej Barolo 2016

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Barolo trophy winner: Gemma Colarej Barolo 2016

We caught up with the president of Gemma Cantine, Luigi Piacentini, to discover the secrets of Barolo and what makes this award-winning producer’s wines so sought-after by wine lovers

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Madeira trophy winner: D'Oliveiras Boal 1980

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Madeira trophy winner: D'Oliveiras Boal 1980

D'Oliveiras is one of the most historic and respected Madeira producers, and the winner of an IWSC 2020 trophy. We caught up with owner Luis D’Oliveiras to find out more about this incredibly long-lived fortified wine

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Discover the top 10 wines from Japan

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Discover the top 10 wines from Japan

Japan’s natural humidity makes grape-growing a struggle, which explains why the Koshu grape – a humidity-tolerant white grape – flourishes here. Learn more about Japan's best wines

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Sherry trophy winner 2020: Bodegas Williams & Humbert

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Sherry trophy winner 2020: Bodegas Williams & Humbert

We speak to Bodegas Williams & Humbert oenologist Paola Medina Sheldon to get the inside track on their magical trophy-winning sherry, and their approach to winemaking

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Red Wine Producer of the Year 2020: Wolf Blass Wines

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Red Wine Producer of the Year 2020: Wolf Blass Wines

From modest beginnings, making wine ‘in a humble tin shed’, according to Wolf Blass chief winemaker Chris Hatcher, the company has become one of the world’s most successful wineries – and is now the recipient of the 2020 IWSC Red Wine Producer Trophy

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Value alternatives to red Burgundy and Rhône: Top 20 New Zealand red wines

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Value alternatives to red Burgundy and Rhône: Top 20 New Zealand red wines

New Zealand may have made its name with Sauvignon Blanc, but it’s Pinot Noir that’s grabbing the headlines right now. New Zealand has become an utterly dependable value alternative to red Burgundy, delivering rich, succulent Pinots. Discover the best bottles here

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Top Chinese wines for Chinese New Year

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Top Chinese wines for Chinese New Year

China will definitely be worth keeping an eye on in the coming years, and as its wines start to become more widely available, expect to see more bottles on our shelves – and more awards to come, too. Here are the best Chinese wines as judged in the IWSC’s latest tasting.

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How to get your wine listed on airlines

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How to get your wine listed on airlines

Nearly 15 billion people took at least one flight in 2019. So, when travel gets back to normal, how do you get your wines onto drinks trolleys, into airport lounges – and in front of thirsty passengers? Kelly Stevenson, former Global Wine and Beverages Manager for British Airways, shares her tips on airline wines – what to serve, how to serve it, and the best ways to secure those sought-after listings

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