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IWSC announces inaugural International Cider Awards

The International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC), in collaboration with Cider Is Wine, has announced it is launching the first tasting of 100% juice, not-from-concentrate ciders, perries and fruit wines.

“We have been awarding medals to the world’s best wines for over 50 years, which puts us in the perfect position to also bring cider into our repertoire,” says the IWSC.

“Although you might not have considered it, technically speaking, cider is indeed wine – the Cambridge English Dictionary describes wine as any fermented alcoholic drink made from fruit or flowers.”

The IWSC says the inaugural tasting aims to raise awareness amongst the trade and industry, and champion this under-explored category, as well as awarding medals to outstanding products.

“We invite all producers of 100% juice, not-from-concentrate ciders, perries and fruit wines from around the world to take part.”

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