Widely regarded as the world's most consistent and comprehensive wine and spirit competition, the IWSC
sets the benchmark for international quality.
9) came the IWSC
silver winning Champagne Louis Delaunay Brut which is reduced to just PS10 in Tesco.
Look out too for IWSC
silver medal winning Pierre Darcys Champagne NV - reduced to PS10 in Asda.
Handed a silver medal by the IWSC
, it's a trio of grenache, carignan and syrah (shiraz) grapes made from old vine fruit that's grown on steep terraces in this small appellation in Catalonia.
2010 is now open for Northern and Southern hemisphere entries.
With this in mind, here are some of the spirits awarded an IWSC
medal (the premier contest of its kind in the world), plus some old favourites: QuiQuiRiQui sounds more like a luxury resort in the Maldives than a Mexican mezcal, but, actually, it means cock-a-doodle-doo in Spanish, and is the brand behind QuiQuiRiQui San Juan Del Rio Mezcal Espadin Joven (PS38.
It is not just SPAR customers who have noticed the difference; the improvement has been recognised by the top three wine competitions - Decanter World Wine Awards, IWC (International Wine Challenge), and IWSC
(International Wine & Spirit Competition), awarding SPAR with over 70 medals for its wine collection.
An award from an internationally recognised independent competition such as The IWSC
can help get a foot in the door of a major importer or give consumers the reassurance they need to pick a wine off a shelf.
98 a bottle and gained an IWSC
silver as well as being commended at the IWC.
Godley leaves the team on a high having last year completed the largest wine category review undertaken by the retailer and helping the retailer pick up a string of awards, including IWC Supermarket of the Year 2007, IWSC
European Retailer of the Year 2007 and Off Licence News' Drinks Retailing Awards for both Supermarket and Wine Retailer of the Year 2008.
The expression also received the 2003 Grand Gold Medal at Monde Selection, 2003 Gold Medal at the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC
), and 2003 Wray & Nephew Trophy for the Best Rum Worldwide at the IWSC
We have to wrap up the season first before jumping to any far-reaching conclusions," the IWSC