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International Wine Challenge: IWC Crew

Published:  05 September, 2017

The IWC is now recruiting for IWC Crew to help with the management and implementation of IWC2018 Tranche 1 & 2. We will need staff in our warehouse and tasting venue at the Kia Oval, Kennington, Dates are: Tranche 1 - 30th October to 18th November 2017 and Tranche 2 – 19 March to 24 April 2018.

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IWC winners revealed

Published:  07 July, 2017

Excellence in all its vinous forms was celebrated at last night's International Wine Challenge when the great and the good of the wine trade gathered at London’s the Park Lane Hilton Hotel.

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Sam Harrop MW to step down as IWC chair after 11 years on judging panel

Published:  01 November, 2016

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) has announced a shuffle of its judging panel ahead of its November tastings.

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Wine Society takes top merchant award as IWC winners celebrate

Published:  08 July, 2016

At last night's 33rd annual International Wine Challenge dinner held at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel in London, The Wine Society was the bigger winner of the evening taking home IWC's Wine Merchant of the year award.

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IWC 2016 Results: 2016 Champion wine winners

Published:  08 July, 2016

Last night at the annual International Wine Challenge awards dinner in London, five wines were crowned Champions and one wine took home the Champion of Champions award, recognised as some of the top gongs in the industry.

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IWC Sake: 59 gold medals awarded to 50 sake breweries

Published:  20 May, 2016

International Wine Challenge Sake 2016 awarded 59 gold medals to 50 sake breweries across Japan at this year's competition.

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IWC 2016: M&S dethrones Tesco taking home the most Great Value awards

Published:  18 May, 2016

Seventeen Great Value awards were handed out at this year's International Wine Challenge, with Marks & Spencer being most awarded, taking home four awards, and dethroning Tesco which reigned for the past two years.

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English wines rake in record number of IWC 2016 golds

Published:  11 May, 2016

English wines continue to go from strength to strength and at this weeks English Wine Producers tasting 120 medals were awarded by the International Wine Challenge 2016.

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Supermarkets sweep over 300 IWC medals

Published:  11 May, 2016

The consumer is the real winner as indicated by the number of medal winning wines on supermarket shelves. The International Wine Challenge awarded 317 medals to supermarket own-brand wines, with 28 of the wines taking home golds.

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IWC 2016: France awarded most IWC gold medals for 2016

Published:  11 May, 2016

France was awarded a total of 130 gold medals, with Champagne alone capturing 50 golds, making it the most awarded country at the 2016 International Wine Challenge.

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IWC 2016: On the judging trail with this year's 400 judges

Published:  15 April, 2016

The International Wine Challenge 2016 opened the innings of Tranche two, at the Kia Oval, in South London on Tuesday, which will now be home to the IWC organisers, hard-working crew and judges for the next two weeks.  With over 15,000 wines to assess across Tranche one, Tranche two, and the Sake Challenge, by more than 400 judges, in panels of up to 5, it's a feat of gargantuan proportions, requiring meticulous planning, and organization on a military scale.

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IWC announces new Cellar Door of the Year Award in partnership with VisitEngland

Published:  13 April, 2016

A new award has been set up at the world's largest wine competition to discover and celebrate England's best vineyard experience.

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M&S tops first tranche of 2016 International Wine Challenge

Published:  01 December, 2015

Britain's multiple and discount retailers have taken home a total of 222 awards from Tranche One of the 2016 International Wine Challenge, including 21 gold medals.

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International Wine Challenge now has an app for iPhone and Android

Published:  25 September, 2015

The International Wine Challenge has launched an app to showcase more than 10,000 wines and sakés entered into the 2015 competition.

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France still dominates IWC medal table, as it is awarded the most gongs

Published:  13 May, 2015

France took home the greatest number of International Wine Challenge 2015 awards, sweeping a total of 1,237 accolades, with 111 French wine producers winning gold medals.

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Record-breaking 72 English wines take home medals at 2015 IWC

Published:  13 May, 2015

A record-breaking 72 English wines were awarded medals at the 2015 International Wine Challenge, which is almost double the number of medals last year and 14 English sparkling wines were awarded gold medals.

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IWC claims retailers can raise millions of pounds in extra sales by using medal stickers

Published:  30 January, 2015

Using award winning wine stickers on bottles can boost total wine sales by up to 15% in retail outlets, equating to millions of pounds in extra sales, according to research released today by the International Wine Challenge.

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M&S named Supermarket of the Year by International Wine Challenge for second year running

Published:  17 July, 2014

Marks & Spencer has claimed the International Wine Challenge Supermarket of the Year award for the second year running.

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IWC 2014 sake finalists to appear at specialist London tasting

Published:  30 June, 2014

The UK drinks trade will get the chance to taste potentially award winning and champion sakes from the 2014 International Wine Challenge at a special tasting to be held at the Embassy of Japan on July 17. 

 

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IWC 2014: Supermarket own brand wines take 8 of 13 Great Value Trophies

Published:  14 May, 2014

Supermarket own brand wines have taken home eight out of 13 trophies for great value wines at the International Wine Challenge 2014.

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Portugal takes 12 trophies at International Wine Challenge

Published:  14 May, 2014

Portugal has scooped 12 trophies at the International Wine Challenge, putting it in third position for trophy wines after France (28) and Australia (19).

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France tops medal chart at the International Wine Challenge 2014

Published:  07 May, 2014

France has topped the medal chart at the International Wine Challenge for the 31st year running, taking 1987 medals, including 113 golds.

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Eastern European wines take host of medals at International Wine Challenge 2014

Published:  07 May, 2014

Eastern Europe's wine producing countries have enjoyed their most successful result ever in the International Wine Challenge closely followed by a strong performance from other emerging wine regions.

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Hollywood actor turned winemaker Sam Neill wins two gold medals at International Wine Challenge 2014

Published:  07 May, 2014
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Australian winemakers are pick of the crop at IWC

Published:  19 July, 2013

Wolf Blass's Chris Hatcher and Australian Vintage's Neil McGuigan were named Red and White Winemaker of the year respecitvely at last night's International Wine Challenge 2013 awards at London's Grosvenor Hotel.

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Michael Cox and Hugh Johnson win IWC awards

Published:  19 July, 2013

Michael Cox, Master of the Worshipful Company of Vintners and wine writer and author, Hugh Johnson, were both recognised for their services to the wine trade at last night's International Wine Challenge 2013 awards.

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IWC 2013 Specialist and Regional Wine Mechants of the Year

Published:  17 July, 2013

The International Wine Challenge 2013 awards recognised both the best regional merchants and specialist merchants of the year for their excellence in promoting certain wine countries around the world. Here is the full list of winners announced at last night's awards ceremony at London's Grosvenor House hotel:

 

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International Wine Challenge Lifetime Achievement Award 2013

Published:  17 July, 2013

International Wine Challenge Lifetime Achievement Award 2013

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International Wine Challenge Awards 2013 And the winner is...

Published:  17 July, 2013

The best of the best came to together last night, held at the Grosvenor hotel, in the heart of London, to recognise those nominated and awarded a prestigious 2013 International Wine Challenge Merchant Award.

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