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Long Read: Moonshine and fruit wine – a postcard from post-Covid Latvia

Published:  03 September, 2020

Pernod Ricard, Mentzendorff and Lucky Saint alum Hugh Jones upped sticks recently and headed to Baltic capital Riga where he found an emerging drinks industry with parallels to the UK's own. 

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Guy Woodward: Back in the drinks world

Published:  02 April, 2020

With perfect timing, I start a new job this week. Yep – all the boxes are ticked: world in lockdown, nose-diving economy, stalled investments, uncertain future.

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Top Selection bags award-winning Tuscan producer

Published:  03 February, 2020

London-based wine merchant Top Selection is to be the exclusive distributor for Tuscan producer Villa Saletta.

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Ridgeview's Roberts named 2020 IWSC president

Published:  29 November, 2019

Tamara Roberts, chief executive of Ridgeview Wines, has been appointed president of the International Wine & Spirit Competition Awards for 2020.

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Nominations open for WSET & IWSC ‘Future 50’ Awards

Published:  12 February, 2019

A new award has been announced that will recognise and celebrate leading lights in the wine and spirits industry.

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The rise of Nordic gins

Published:  31 January, 2019

The gin market is a whirlwind of activity. According to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA), Brits bought over 60 million bottles worth over £1.6 billion in the year to June 2018, up 38% on the same period the previous year.

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IWSC Spirits Communicator of the Year Award shortlist revealed

Published:  15 August, 2017

The International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) has unveiled the shortlist for its Spirits Communicator of the Year Award.

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Aldi pulls in 20-medal haul at IWSC

Published:  26 July, 2017

Aldi is having a good month.

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The Wine Guild appoints Viscount Thurso as new Chancellor

Published:  06 July, 2017

The Wine Guild UK has appointed Viscount Thurso, Chairman of the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC), as its new Chancellor.

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Q&A: Joe Fattorini, IWSC Wine Communicator 2017, talks passion vs professionalism

Published:  28 April, 2017

Presenter and writer Joe Fattorini has made a career out communicating about wine.

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