The original aim of the IWSC was to award excellence in wines and spirits worldwide, and this aim remains the same today, encouraging recognition for quality products. Entries are received from nearly 90 countries worldwide and each sample is judged according to its class and treated with the same care and consideration in the IWSC’s dedicated tasting premises.
The IWSC is proud to set the international benchmark for quality remaining unique in the crowded world of drinks competitions with dedicated tasting premises, a permanent onsite cellar and over 400 global experts judging products for seven months of the year.
Clos Marey-Monge 2016: Gold medal – 97 / 100 Points
“A mineral start, with cranberries and bramble on the nose. Pencil shavings and spicy oak. Dark cherries and bramble lead the powerful and well-focused palate, with prominent tannins and a developing forest-floor character, with autumn leaves on the finish. An excellent example.”
About 2019 International Wine & Spirit Competition
Now in its 50th year, the International Wine & Spirit Competition remains as relevant today as it did when wine chemist Anton Massel founded Club Oenologique in 1969. Massel had the idea of creating a wine and spirit competition which was based not just on organoleptic judgement but where all entries also had to undergo chemical analysis..