WHAT IS THE IWSC?
The International Wine & Spirit Competition has been judging wines and spirits and awarding medals to the world’s best products for 50 years.
Producers of the world’s wines and spirits have been entering the IWSC for 50 years, confident that they will be judged by the premier experts in any given region and style. Winners are showcased throughout the year at dozens of international trade shows and hundreds of consumer tastings – and presented to over 600 industry professionals at our annual Awards Banquet, known throughout the wine and spirit world as the Oscars of the industry. View our timeline.
Pictured above: IWSC's current President Sir George Fistonich (left) with 2018 President Facundo Bacardí (right)
The IWSC Foundation
The IWSC has a long history of charitable giving which has spanned both local, national and international causes. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the IWSC has created the IWSC Foundation to encompass all its future charitable giving.
The Foundation will focus on two areas close to the heart of the IWSC: education and welfare in the wine and spirits industry. It will support the advancement of education in the wines and spirits industry by enabling those who would otherwise not have access to training, education and work experience to access them through the granting of bursaries via recognised industry providers. The Foundation will also support organisations which aim to relieve the poverty and sickness of those who have worked in the alcoholic beverage industry or who support those suffering from alcohol related diseases.