The world of rum is more diverse than ever. This is shown by the almost 170 entries for the July tasting at Meininger's International Spirit Award. A tricky affair for the tasters, who in the end were able to award 33 gold and 18 silver medals.

Trendy Helles and classic export beer in focus // Titles for the best beers go to Brauhaus Faust, Lillebräu and Schwarzbräu

 

New territory at the ISW: For the first time, the Meininger International Spirits Award ISW was dedicated to the combination of spirit and matching filler at the June tasting. The search was on for the perfect matches for gin with different tonic waters. More than 150 combinations of nearly 30 different gins with six different tonics from the Schweppes and Goldberg brands came to the table of the tasters, who rated 25 of them as perfect match.

Winners come from the Palatinate, Franconia, Württemberg, Mittelrhein and Mosel / Rieslings from Austria, Australia and the Czech Republic impress

The best Rieslings of the year were honoured today at the digital awards ceremony. A total of over 2,400 Rieslings from all over the world once again faced a jury of experts.

First International Rosé Award in Germany / Over 1,000 rosé wines put to the competition / Ferry Lacombe Diffusion is France’s best rosé producer

ISW awards the best fruit brandies, fruit spirits and fruit liqueurs / Seven special prizes awarded / Cointreau is fruit liqueur of the year

 

Best sour beers, fruit beers and Belgian-style beers awarded / Special awards go to Germany, Italy, France and Belgium

Excellent wines defy the pandemic // MUNDUS VINI awards the best ones during the Spring Tasting

64 liqueurs awarded /  Lantenhammer distillery awarded two special awards

Organic wines from all over the world awarded / Fattoria La Vialla is Organic Winery of the Year 2021 / Virtual award ceremony at BIOFACH eSPECIAL

Wines from all over the world impress the expert jury // Summer Tasting successfully carried out under strict hygiene conditions