Since its introduction in 2000, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) has become the most respected and influential spirits competition in the world. An SFWSC medal has come to be the most reliable indication of spirits excellence, and spirits recognized as medal-worthy by their judges are understood around the world by both the trade and consumers to be the best the industry has to offer.
There is no better group of advisors for a product than real consumers. The SIP Awards are the first to cut to the core of public opinion as a starting point, rather than an afterthought, in branding and product development. Catering to the palates and opinions of the consuming public, the SIP Awards present a unique, spirit-judging competition, unaffected by industry bias.
Standards for producers – orientation for consumers. The “DLG” promotes product quality of foods on the basis of binding and impartial quality standards, based on current scientific findings and the recognised test methods it has developed.
“The International Taste & Quality Institute” – “iTQi” – based in Brussels is the world’s leading organization dedicated to testing and promoting superior food and drink products.
The Competition 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 7 months of the year. Winning a coveted “IWSC” award isn’t easy but that’s what makes the medal so well respected among trade and consumers alike.
The “ISC Tasting Awards” winners are established through a rigorous judging process – a highly controlled operation held over seven days of intense blind tastings by panels of more than 50 respected and experienced industry professionals. The precise judging process is the basis of the reputation the ISC has established for rewarding quality and celebrating excellence.
The “CWSA” (“China Wine & Spirits Awards”) is the biggest & most prestigious wine & spirits competition in China.