Newly Launched Mezcal Steals the Agave Crown

While spirit connoisseurs have been excited in recent times by the tequila revolution, something far more exquisite has been sweeping the awards at the recent International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). Arguably the biggest news to emerge from the IWSC was that a mezcal, not a tequila, had taken top honours in the agave categoryContinue reading “Newly Launched Mezcal Steals the Agave Crown”

Whiskies And Gin Soar In A Record Year For IWSC Spirit Entries

The International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) announce the Spirit results of the 2016 Competition, revealing a record year for entries into the Competition, with a 17% increase in entries, lead by the Scotch, Worldwide Whiskey and Gin categories. The top 200 winners of the Spirits Competition will be showcased at the annual Spirits TastingContinue reading “Whiskies And Gin Soar In A Record Year For IWSC Spirit Entries”

Fizz & Chips? Infographic Reveals Drinks Experts Top Pairings, 2015 Drink Predictions

‘Fizz & Chips’ Judges from the IWSC Share Top Tips Drinks experts from around the world who judge for the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC), have shared their top recommendations for everyday food and wine pairings. Highlights include partnering your fish and chips with a glass of champagne for the ultimate ‘Fizz & Chips’Continue reading “Fizz & Chips? Infographic Reveals Drinks Experts Top Pairings, 2015 Drink Predictions”

THAT’S A WRAP! The IWSC Announce Trophy Results

Award-winning film director, Francis Ford Coppola wins prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) Trophy for his wine. It is not only the Hollywood A-lists in front of the screen such as Brangelina that are producing quality wine. Renowned American film director, producer and screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola best known for films including The GodfatherContinue reading “THAT’S A WRAP! The IWSC Announce Trophy Results”

IWSC Releases Beautiful South Wine Results

The 10th September saw the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) announce its Beautiful South wine results at the Wines of the Beautiful South, London Olympia. A strong performance was seen by South Africa, as they topped the Beautiful South medal leader board with an impressive 632 medals. Eight Gold Outstanding medals were awarded in theContinue reading “IWSC Releases Beautiful South Wine Results”

Lidl Clean Up At International Spirits Awards… / New Hybrid Spirit Trend

23rd July saw the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), announce the winners of its 2014 spirits competition. The IWSC now in its 45th year promotes the quality and excellence of the world’s best wines, spirits and liqueurs. Over 70 Gold Outstanding medals were awarded this year across the globe. Supermarket Lidl impressed judges andContinue reading “Lidl Clean Up At International Spirits Awards… / New Hybrid Spirit Trend”

IWSC Spirit Tasting 2014

The 23rd July saw me travelling down to London to a rather prestigious event where some of the elite spirits would be showcased. A rather bold concept, but when you have the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2014 winners, who incidentally were announced that very morning for, in one room, it’s an honour toContinue reading “IWSC Spirit Tasting 2014”